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Date:   Wed, 15 Sep 2021 22:30:37 +0200
From:   Helge Deller <>
To:     Linus Torvalds <>,
        Guenter Roeck <>
Cc:     Richard Henderson <>,
        Ivan Kokshaysky <>,
        Matt Turner <>,
        "James E . J . Bottomley" <>,
        "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 9/15/21 9:47 PM, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> 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.

Yes, it's a lot simpler and makes backporting patches later much easier.
I'll send a pull request with the updated parisc patch tomorrow.


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