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Date:	Fri, 11 May 2007 19:57:36 +0100
From:	Russell King <rmk+lkml@....linux.org.uk>
To:	Sam Ravnborg <sam@...nborg.org>
Cc:	David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>, cw@...f.org,
	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: (hacky) [PATCH] silence MODPOST section mismatch warnings

On Fri, May 11, 2007 at 08:54:31PM +0200, Sam Ravnborg wrote:
> On Thu, May 10, 2007 at 09:54:27PM +0100, Russell King wrote:
> > On Thu, May 10, 2007 at 01:51:47PM -0700, David Miller wrote:
> > > From: Chris Wedgwood <cw@...f.org>
> > > Date: Thu, 10 May 2007 13:34:18 -0700
> > > 
> > > > MODPOST seems to be spewing bogus warnings.  It's not clear how best
> > > > to fix it so perhaps we should silence it for now?
> > > 
> > > Most of them are legitimate, the only one that needs sorting
> > > is the mm/slab.c case and people are working on that.
> > > 
> > > The rest are useful and I've been working to fix things up
> > > on sparc64 and the networking, and in fact I'm very happy
> > > about these notifications.
> > > 
> > > Please don't apply a sledgehammer to this issue, thanks.
> > 
> > I've not had one accurate one on ARM yet.
> 
> To be able to test my modpost changes I am building arm for all configs.
> I can see a number of legitime warnings for the ARM code.
> Those I have investigated has all been of the case where functions
> are used only during init but not marked init.
> So no real bugs just potential savings and consistency.
> Shall I try to fix them up and drop you a path?

It'll probably be worth doing this after -rc1 - there's still some
stuff in flux at the moment.

However, note that my comments above were based on a mis-understanding
of the warnings.

-- 
Russell King
 Linux kernel    2.6 ARM Linux   - http://www.arm.linux.org.uk/
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