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Date:	Mon, 13 Oct 2014 19:19:38 -0700
From:	Joe Perches <joe@...ches.com>
To:	Greg KH <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>
Cc:	DaeSeok Youn <daeseok.youn@...il.com>,
	devel <devel@...verdev.osuosl.org>,
	driverdev-devel@...uxdriverproject.org,
	linux-kernel <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
	Lidza Louina <lidza.louina@...il.com>,
	Dan Carpenter <dan.carpenter@...cle.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] staging: dgap: re-arrange functions for removing
 forward declarations.

On Tue, 2014-10-14 at 04:04 +0200, Greg KH wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 13, 2014 at 07:56:38AM -0700, Joe Perches wrote:
> > On Mon, 2014-10-13 at 17:01 +0900, DaeSeok Youn wrote:
> > > 2014-10-13 12:25 GMT+09:00 Greg KH <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>:
> > > > On Mon, Oct 13, 2014 at 11:34:25AM +0900, Daeseok Youn wrote:
> > > >> Re-arrange the functions for removing forward declarations.
[]
> > > >> This patch has too many changes for re-arranging the functions.
> > > >> So I wonder that I should break this up into smaller patches.
> > > > Are the .o files identical before and after this patch?  If so, it's
> > > > fine.
> > > Ok. I will check for that.
> > The .o files shouldn't be identical after function reordering.
> 
> Hm, they might be the same size, but I can see how on some
> architectures (like ppc) how that would not be the case, you are right.
> 
> Isn't there an "objdiff" program or something like that which might help
> in validating that nothing "changed" in the source for type of patch
> that just moves functions around in a file.

There is a scripts/objdiff, but that is basically for whitespace
only changes.

I don't know of a way to compare objects when functions are
rearranged in the source file.

Anyone else?

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