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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Fix section mismatches in virtual framebuffer
On Fri, 26 Mar 2010 22:37:58 +0100 Henrik Kretzschmar wrote:

> Sorry, this patch is crap.
>
> These structures can be freed cause they are struct and not struct*

Darn, glad that you caught that. I sure missed it.

> But they should be __devinitdata.

Yes.

> I'm going to resend this and a couple of other fb-patches tomorrow.
>
> Thanks
>
> Randy Dunlap schrieb:
>
> > [adding linux-fbdev mailing list]
> >
> > Acked-by: Randy Dunlap <randy.dunlap@oracle.com>
> >
> >
> > On Wed, 24 Mar 2010 13:17:15 +0100 Henrik Kretzschmar wrote:
> >
> >
> >> Both structs, vfb_default and vfb_fix, should not be freed,
> >> since they are referenced and used by the struct fb_info of that device.
> >>
> >> WARNING: drivers/video/vfb.o(.devinit.text+0x13f): Section mismatch in
> >> reference from the function vfb_probe() to the variable
> >> .init.data:vfb_default
> >> The function __devinit vfb_probe() references
> >> a variable __initdata vfb_default.
> >> If vfb_default is only used by vfb_probe then
> >> annotate vfb_default with a matching annotation.
> >>
> >> WARNING: drivers/video/vfb.o(.devinit.text+0x162): Section mismatch in
> >> reference from the function vfb_probe() to the variable
> >> .init.data:vfb_fix
> >> The function __devinit vfb_probe() references
> >> a variable __initdata vfb_fix.
> >> If vfb_fix is only used by vfb_probe then
> >> annotate vfb_fix with a matching annotation.
> >>
> >> WARNING: drivers/video/vfb.o(.devinit.text+0x177): Section mismatch in
> >> reference from the function vfb_probe() to the variable
> >> .init.data:vfb_fix
> >> The function __devinit vfb_probe() references
> >> a variable __initdata vfb_fix.
> >> If vfb_fix is only used by vfb_probe then
> >> annotate vfb_fix with a matching annotation.
> >>
> >> WARNING: drivers/video/vfb.o(.devinit.text+0x184): Section mismatch in
> >> reference from the function vfb_probe() to the (unknown reference)
> >> .init.data:(unknown)
> >> The function __devinit vfb_probe() references
> >> a (unknown reference) __initdata (unknown).
> >> If (unknown) is only used by vfb_probe then
> >> annotate (unknown) with a matching annotation.
> >>
> >> Signed-off-by: Henrik Kretzschmar <henne@nachtwindheim.de>
> >> ---
> >> drivers/video/vfb.c | 4 ++--
> >> 1 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
> >>
> >> diff --git a/drivers/video/vfb.c b/drivers/video/vfb.c
> >> index b8ab995..ae5796d 100644
> >> --- a/drivers/video/vfb.c
> >> +++ b/drivers/video/vfb.c
> >> @@ -79,7 +79,7 @@ static void rvfree(void *mem, unsigned long size)
> >> vfree(mem);
> >> }
> >>
> >> -static struct fb_var_screeninfo vfb_default __initdata = {
> >> +static struct fb_var_screeninfo vfb_default = {
> >> .xres = 640,
> >> .yres = 480,
> >> .xres_virtual = 640,
> >> @@ -101,7 +101,7 @@ static struct fb_var_screeninfo vfb_default __initdata = {
> >> .vmode = FB_VMODE_NONINTERLACED,
> >> };
> >>
> >> -static struct fb_fix_screeninfo vfb_fix __initdata = {
> >> +static struct fb_fix_screeninfo vfb_fix = {
> >> .id = "Virtual FB",
> >> .type = FB_TYPE_PACKED_PIXELS,
> >> .visual = FB_VISUAL_PSEUDOCOLOR,
> >> --
> >>
> >
> >
> > ---
> > ~Randy
> >
> >
>
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