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SubjectRe: [TOME] Re: [PATCH] Modpost section mismatch fix
* On Tue, Jul 05, 2011 at 10:13:23AM -0400, Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk <konrad.wilk@oracle.com> wrote:
>On Tue, Jul 05, 2011 at 03:46:46AM +0530, Raghavendra D Prabhu wrote:
>> * On Mon, Jul 04, 2011 at 09:49:48AM +0100, Ian Campbell <ijc@hellion.org.uk> wrote:
>> >On Mon, 2011-07-04 at 04:55 +0530, Raghavendra D Prabhu wrote:
>> >>[Sorry if duplicate, one earlier was corrupt]

>> >>Hi,
>> >> I got section mismatches reported by modpost in latest build. It got
>> >> reported for xen_register_pirq and xen_unplug_emulated_devices
>> >> functions.


>> >> xen_register_pirq makes reference to
>> >> acpi_sci_override_gsi in init.data section; marking
>> >> xen_register_pirq with __init is not feasible since calls are made
>> >> to it from acpi_register_gsi in non-init contexts. So marking it
>> >> __refdata based on assumption that when acpi_sci_override_gsi is
>> >> referenced, it is in early stages where it is alive.

>> >I don't think this assumption holds, since xen_register_pirq can be
>> >called at any time and basically unconditionally references
>> >acpi_sci_override_gsi.

>> Yeah, that has been my guess as well, however I am not privy to the
>> inner workings of Xen, so was not sure.

>> >If we don't want to remove the __init from acpi_sci_override_gsi then
>> >perhaps xen_setup_acpi_sci needs to stash it somewhere?

>> >Or maybe xen_register_pirq could take an "int force_irq" which, if not
>> >-1, would force a particular IRQ. The callsite in xen_setup_acpi_sci
>> >(actually via xen_register_gsi so the param would need to be propagated
>> >there) would be the only actual user?

>> xen_register_gsi and hence, xen_register_pirq are called from
>> init (with xen_setup_acpi_sci) and non-init (with
>> acpi_register_gsi_xen); since xen_set_acpi_sci calls it with gsi ==
>> acpi_sci_override_gsi and is marked __init, the best way would be to
>> call xen_register_gsi and xen_register_pirq with a boolean argument like
>> sci_override to obviate the need to use acpi_sci_override_gsi in
>> register_pirq. I will send the patch with this change if it looks good.
>
>Hold on, let me rebase #stable/pci.cleanups and see if the issue
>here disappears.
Thanks, will wait until the rebase and test after that.
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