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SubjectRe: [PATCH] trace/ring_buffer: fix section mismatch warning
On Sat, 21 Mar 2009 15:39:11 +0100
Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> wrote:
> > Section mismatch in reference from the function
> > ring_buffer_alloc() to the function .cpuinit.text:rb_cpu_notify()
> > The function ring_buffer_alloc() references the function __cpuinit
> > rb_cpu_notify(). This is often because ring_buffer_alloc lacks a
> > __cpuinit annotation or the annotation of rb_cpu_notify is wrong.
> >
> > This is a false positive since rb_cpu_notify gets only referenced
> > if CONFIG_HOTPLUG_CPU=y. To get rid of the warning annotate
> > ring_buffer_alloc with __ref.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Heiko Carstens <heiko.carstens@de.ibm.com>
> > ---
> > kernel/trace/ring_buffer.c | 2 +-
>
> Frederic has beaten you to it narrowly:
>
> 09c9e84: tracing/ring-buffer: don't annotate rb_cpu_notify with __cpuinit

Btw. that was the only section mismatch warning I got on linux-next
with an allyesconfig on s390. We probably could enable the verbose
section mismatch warnings at compile time?

Sam?


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