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Date:	Fri, 11 Jul 2008 12:18:33 -0700
From:	Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>
To:	Daniel Guilak <guilak@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>
Cc:	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, trivial@...nel.org,
	torvalds@...ux-foundation.org, daniel@...ielguilak.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH] init/version.c: Silenced sparse warning by declaring
 the version string.

On Tue, 08 Jul 2008 14:21:09 -0700 Daniel Guilak <guilak@...ux.vnet.ibm.com> wrote:

> Signed-off-by: Daniel Guilak <daniel@...ielguilak.com>

Please always quote the warning or error message in the changelog when
fixing it.  Although it's pretty obvious in this case.

>  init/version.c |    1 +
>  1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/init/version.c b/init/version.c
> index 9d17d70..041fd82 100644
> --- a/init/version.c
> +++ b/init/version.c
> @@ -16,6 +16,7 @@
>  #define version(a) Version_ ## a
>  #define version_string(a) version(a)
>  
> +extern int version_string(LINUX_VERSION_CODE);
>  int version_string(LINUX_VERSION_CODE);
>  
>  struct uts_namespace init_uts_ns = {

hrm, what does this thing do?  Seems to define 

int Version_132634;

Then sticks that in the symbol table (and wastes a bit of bss).

Does anything use it?

Could it be made static?


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