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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] devtmpfs: Fix section mismatch on devtmpfsd()
    On Fri, Aug 05, 2011 at 12:32:15AM +0100, Grant Likely wrote:
    > On Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 11:54 PM, Greg KH <> wrote:
    > > On Thu, Aug 04, 2011 at 11:36:11PM +0100, Grant Likely wrote:
    > >> devtmpfsd_init() references setup_done which is __initdata, but
    > >> devtmpfsd() is not an __init function.  The code is fine, because it
    > >> is never referenced after discarding __init sections, but it leaves
    > >> some additional code that can be discarded with the rest of __init and
    > >> it causes gcc to complain with a section mismatch warning.
    > >
    > > I have a simpler patch here that just removes the __initdata function,
    > > which is simpler.
    > >
    > > I hate the initdata stuff, it's almost always pointless...
    > initdata I don't mind. Discarding stuff that is no longer necessary
    > isn't a bad thing and I don't find it that onerous. __devinit* seems
    > less useful since I've never worked on a system that can actually
    > discard it.

    Yes, that's the one I really want to get rid of. One of these days on a
    long flight I'll work up a series of patches to drop it...


    greg k-h
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