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SubjectRe: [PATCH] block: Mark virtio_blk with __refdata in virtio_blk.c
I slightly massaged the commit message and comment and committed it to
#tj-block-for-linus. Will push it out in a few days.

Thanks.

From 4fbfff76079a5c0e1751b0ddf53160d33f7831e7 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Rakib Mullick <rakib.mullick@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Jul 2009 20:13:22 +0600
Subject: [PATCH] virtio_blk: mark virtio_blk with __refdata to kill spurious section mismatch

The variable virtio_blk references the function virtblk_probe() (which
is in .devinit section) and also references the function
virtblk_remove() ( which is in .devexit section). So, virtio_blk
simultaneously refers .devinit and .devexit section. To avoid this
messup, we mark virtio_blk as __refdata.

We were warned by the following warning:

LD drivers/block/built-in.o
WARNING: drivers/block/built-in.o(.data+0xc8dc): Section mismatch in
reference from the variable virtio_blk to the function
.devinit.text:virtblk_probe()
The variable virtio_blk references
the function __devinit virtblk_probe()
If the reference is valid then annotate the
variable with __init* or __refdata (see linux/init.h) or name the variable:
*driver, *_template, *_timer, *_sht, *_ops, *_probe, *_probe_one, *_console,

WARNING: drivers/block/built-in.o(.data+0xc8e0): Section mismatch in
reference from the variable virtio_blk to the function
.devexit.text:virtblk_remove()
The variable virtio_blk references
the function __devexit virtblk_remove()
If the reference is valid then annotate the
variable with __exit* (see linux/init.h) or name the variable:
*driver, *_template, *_timer, *_sht, *_ops, *_probe, *_probe_one, *_console,

Signed-off-by: Rakib Mullick <rakib.mullick@gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: Tejun Heo <tj@kernel.org>
---
drivers/block/virtio_blk.c | 7 ++++++-
1 files changed, 6 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/block/virtio_blk.c b/drivers/block/virtio_blk.c
index 43db3ea..024f2d2 100644
--- a/drivers/block/virtio_blk.c
+++ b/drivers/block/virtio_blk.c
@@ -424,7 +424,12 @@ static unsigned int features[] = {
VIRTIO_BLK_F_SCSI, VIRTIO_BLK_F_IDENTIFY
};

-static struct virtio_driver virtio_blk = {
+/*
+ * virtio_blk causes spurious section mismatch warning by
+ * simultaneously referring to a __devinit and a __devexit function.
+ * Use __refdata to avoid this warning.
+ */
+static struct virtio_driver __refdata virtio_blk = {
.feature_table = features,
.feature_table_size = ARRAY_SIZE(features),
.driver.name = KBUILD_MODNAME,
--
1.6.0.2


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