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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 6/6] kernel: tracepoints: add support for relative references
On Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:44:15 +0100
Ard Biesheuvel <> wrote:

> >> It appears the stuff above needs to be move inside the double-include
> >> guard (which oddly enough does not cover the entire file)
> >
> > Why was this moved to the header file? To fulfill some checkpatch
> > warning?
> >
> Yes.

My preference is to ignore that checkpatch warning. The section
variables are created by linker magic, and not normal "extern"
variables. They are only used in one location, and I like to keep them
where they are used, and not be something other places might think they
can be used. In other words, keep them by the C code, and out of

Tracepoints and linker/asm work always triggers a lot of bogus
checkpatch warnings. Which is unfortunate. :-/


-- Steve

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