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SubjectRe: Get rid of cpuinit?

* Greg KH <> wrote:

> On Mon, May 20, 2013 at 03:35:43PM -0700, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> > We have gotten rid of devinit markup. A recent patch of Linus' makes me
> > wonder if we similarly should get rid of cpuinit markup?
> >
> > Just as with devices, the CPU hotplug machinery has been leveraged to
> > support a number of pieces of functionality such as suspend, which means
> > that on anything but the most embedded systems this functionality is
> > likely needed anyway.
> >
> > On x86-64, for an "allyesconfig" build, the total amount of space in all
> > the .cpu* sections combined is 100K.
> No objection from me on removing it, it just causes problems from what I
> can tell.

Indeed, there's a steady trickle of mis-annotated cpuinit sections, and no
real tooling to make the annotations automatic or so in most of the cases.
Manual simply does not seem to work in this case.



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