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SubjectRe: wrong usage of __devexit_p and __exit_p
On Mon, Jan 12, 2009 at 02:50:57PM +0100, Uwe Kleine-König wrote:
> Hello,
> I found several drivers that use __devexit_p and __exit_p on functions
> that don't live in .devexit.text or .exit.text resp.
> The impact is either that these functions use memory without being used
> or that they don't link.
> I send 24 patches as a reply to this mail. I choosed to move the
> functions into the respective function instead of using the right
> __{dev,}exit_p wrapper because it seems to me to have less impact.
> I didn't made the effort to find out the right people to Cc: but I hope
> that Andrew takes care of that :-)

Did you check that this did not introduce any new Section mismatch warnings?
We have seen several __exit annotated functions that was used from __init
annotated code or even from normal code.
Thus the __exit annotation was wrong in these cases.

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