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Date:	Wed, 25 Jul 2007 09:27:12 +0200
From:	Sam Ravnborg <sam@...nborg.org>
To:	Kumar Gala <galak@...nel.crashing.org>
Cc:	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, linuxppc-dev@...abs.org,
	Andy Fleming <afleming@...escale.com>,
	Jeff Garzik <jeff@...zik.org>, netdev@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: modpost warning question

On Wed, Jul 25, 2007 at 02:14:12AM -0500, Kumar Gala wrote:
> I'm seeing the following warning:
> 
> WARNING: vmlinux.o(.init.text+0x1acdc): Section mismatch: reference to
> .exit.text:gfar_mdio_exit (between 'gfar_init' and 'gfar_mdio_init')
> 
> I don't understand why its not ok to access .exit.text from .init.text

Several architectures discards .exit.text in the final linker
script (arch/$(ARCH)/kernel/vmlinux.lds.S

So any references to .exit.text will when a module is build-in result
in a linker error because ld will flag it as an error when we reference
a symbol in a discarded section.

For the popular architectures (i386,x86_64) we discard .exit.text at
runtime so here we do not see the error from ld (sadly).

	Sam
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