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Date:	Mon, 8 Jun 2015 21:54:55 +0200
From:	Alexandre Belloni <>
To:	Paul Gortmaker <>
	Alessandro Zummo <>,
Subject: Re: [42/73] rtc: delete non-required instances of include

On 21/01/2014 at 16:22:45 -0500, Paul Gortmaker wrote :
> None of these files are actually using any __init type directives
> and hence don't need to include <linux/init.h>.  Most are just a
> left over from __devinit and __cpuinit removal, or simply due to
> code getting copied from one driver to the next.
> Cc: Alessandro Zummo <>
> Cc:
> Signed-off-by: Paul Gortmaker <>

I've contemplated applying that patch but I'm not sure it is actually a
good idea because those 46 drivers are using a variant of module_driver
which actually uses __init and __exit. After your patch it is still
working simply because init.h gets included that way:


Alexandre Belloni, Free Electrons
Embedded Linux, Kernel and Android engineering
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