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SubjectRe: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] x86/xen/time: fix section mismatch for xen_init_time_ops()
On 02/01/18 14:24, Juergen Gross wrote:
> On 02/01/18 15:18, Boris Ostrovsky wrote:
>> On 12/23/2017 09:50 PM, Nick Desaulniers wrote:
>>> The header declares this function as __init but is defined in __ref
>>> section.
>>> Signed-off-by: Nick Desaulniers <>
>> AFAIK section attributes in header files are ignored by compiler anyway
>> so I'd remove all of them.
> Hmm, I'm not sure all future compilers will ignore the section
> attributes. include/linux/init.h explictily mentions where to put
> the attrubute in a prototype, so I'd rather keep it.

Attributes in the declaration are for static analysis tools such as sparse.

How else are you going to work out whether a section mismatch has occurred?


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