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SubjectRE: [PATCH] kernel/cpu.c: Add right qualifiers for intel_thermal_interrupt() and cpu_hotplug_pm_sync_init()
> > -int cpu_hotplug_pm_sync_init(void)
> > +static int __init cpu_hotplug_pm_sync_init(void)
> > {
> > pm_notifier(cpu_hotplug_pm_callback, 0);
> pm_notifier() macro will declare a static variable. I agree this won't
> be any problem functionality-wise. But it doesn't seem elegant to say
> "throw away the function but keep the static variable".
> So, if you want to add __init qualifier to this function, I suggest
> that
> you declare the static variable outside the function, and call
> register_pm_notifier() in the function, just to ensure it doesn't
> obscure
> things.
Rmoving __init cpu_hotplug_pm_sync_init() function after boot time and keep the static data defined in pm_notifier() is a normal behavior and normal usage in kernel. Same notifier registration usage function examples are ia64_mca_init() and msic_init() in mrst.c. There are quite a few other similar static data in __init functions usage examples in kernel source code.

So I would keep the same code in the patch.

I'll send an updated patch just to change the title typo.



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