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SubjectRe: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] x86/xen/time: fix section mismatch for xen_init_time_ops()
On 01/02/2018 09:32 AM, Andrew Cooper wrote:
> 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?

Isn't this done based on definitions?

Tons of __init routines don't have the attribute specified in header
files. In fact, even in this file (arch/x86/xen/xen-ops.h) there are
some that don't have it.


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