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Date:   Tue, 12 Oct 2021 15:03:29 +0800
From:   Hanjun Guo <>
To:     Arnd Bergmann <>,
        Lorenzo Pieralisi <>,
        Sudeep Holla <>,
        "Rafael J. Wysocki" <>,
        Len Brown <>
CC:     Arnd Bergmann <>,
        Catalin Marinas <>,
        Marc Zyngier <>, <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH] acpi: arm64: fix section mismatch warning

Hi Arnd,

On 2021/9/27 22:19, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> From: Arnd Bergmann <>
> In a gcc-11 randconfig build I came across this warning:
> WARNING: modpost: vmlinux.o(.text.unlikely+0x2c084): Section mismatch in reference from the function next_platform_timer() to the variable
> The function next_platform_timer() references
> the variable __initdata acpi_gtdt_desc.
> This is often because next_platform_timer lacks a __initdata
> annotation or the annotation of acpi_gtdt_desc is wrong.
> This happens when next_platform_timer() fails to get inlined
> despite the inline annotation. Adding '__init' solves the issue,
> and it seems best to remove the 'inline' in the process seems
> better anyway.

There was a patch to fix this issue as well [1],
but not merged yet.



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