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Date:   Wed, 15 Sep 2021 12:47:44 -0700
From:   Linus Torvalds <>
To:     Guenter Roeck <>
Cc:     Richard Henderson <>,
        Ivan Kokshaysky <>,
        Matt Turner <>,
        "James E . J . Bottomley" <>,
        Helge Deller <>,
        "David S . Miller" <>,
        Jakub Kicinski <>,
        alpha <>,
        Geert Uytterhoeven <>,
        Linux Kernel Mailing List <>,, Netdev <>,
        Sparse Mailing-list <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 0/4] Introduce and use absolute_pointer macro

On Wed, Sep 15, 2021 at 12:35 PM Guenter Roeck <> wrote:
> On a side note, we may revive the parisc patch. Helge isn't entirely
> happy with the other solution for parisc; it is quite invasive and
> touches a total of 19 files if I counted correctly.

Ok, my suggestion to use the linker was not a "do it this way", it
really was just a "maybe alternate approach". So no objections if
absolute_pointer() ends up being the simpler solution.

What other notable issues end up being still live? I sent out that one
patch for sparc, but didn't get any response to it. I'm inclined to
just apply it (the 'struct mdesc_hdr' pointer misuse one).


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