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Date:	Tue, 14 Nov 2006 15:09:02 -0800
From:	Andrew Morton <akpm@...l.org>
To:	Adrian Bunk <bunk@...sta.de>
Cc:	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
	Rusty Russell <rusty@...tcorp.com.au>,
	"virtualization@...ts.osdl.org" <virtualization@...ts.osdl.org>
Subject: Re: 2.6.19-rc5-mm2: warnings in MODPOST and later

On Tue, 14 Nov 2006 23:56:22 +0100
Adrian Bunk <bunk@...sta.de> wrote:

> Since people were recently complaining about too many warnings:
> Here is a list of the warnings I'm getting in MODPOST and later.
> 
> Since the warnings by far exceed the 100kB limit of linux-kernel (sic), 
> I had to attach them compressed.
> 
> With the exception of the "drivers/ide/pci/atiixp:FFFF05", none of these 
> warnings is present in Linus' tree.

yes, lots of new section mismatch warnings.

A large number of them are due to the paravirt patches:

WARNING: vmlinux - Section mismatch: reference to .init.text: from .parainstructions between '__start_parainstructions' (at offset 0xc0458470) and '__stop_parainstructions'
WARNING: vmlinux - Section mismatch: reference to .init.text: from .parainstructions between '__start_parainstructions' (at offset 0xc0458478) and '__stop_parainstructions'
WARNING: vmlinux - Section mismatch: reference to .init.text: from .parainstructions between '__start_parainstructions' (at offset 0xc0458480) and '__stop_parainstructions'
WARNING: vmlinux - Section mismatch: reference to .init.text: from .parainstructions between '__start_parainstructions' (at offset 0xc0458488) and '__stop_parainstructions'
WARNING: vmlinux - Section mismatch: reference to .init.text: from .parainstructions between '__start_parainstructions' (at offset 0xc0458490) and '__stop_parainstructions'
WARNING: vmlinux - Section mismatch: reference to .init.text: from .parainstructions between '__start_parainstructions' (at offset 0xc0458498) and '__stop_parainstructions'
WARNING: vmlinux - Section mismatch: reference to .init.text: from .parainstructions between '__start_parainstructions' (at offset 0xc04584a0) and '__stop_parainstructions'
WARNING: Can't handle masks in drivers/ata/ahci:FFFF05
WARNING: drivers/ata/pata_legacy.o - Section mismatch: reference to .init.text: from .parainstructions after '' (at offset 0x18)
WARNING: drivers/ata/pata_legacy.o - Section mismatch: reference to .init.text: from .parainstructions after '' (at offset 0x20)
WARNING: drivers/ata/pata_legacy.o - Section mismatch: reference to .init.text: from .parainstructions after '' (at offset 0x28)
WARNING: drivers/ata/pata_qdi.o - Section mismatch: reference to .init.text: from .parainstructions after '' (at offset 0x0)
WARNING: drivers/ata/pata_qdi.o - Section mismatch: reference to .init.text: from .parainstructions after '' (at offset 0x8)

but there are others too.

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