Re: [PATCH] jffs2: fix section mismatches

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On Sat, 10 Jun 2006 23:00:17 +0100 David Woodhouse wrote:

> On Sat, 2006-06-10 at 13:28 -0700, Randy.Dunlap wrote:
> > Priority: not critical; makes init code discardable.
> > 
> > Fix section mismatch warnings:
> > WARNING: fs/jffs2/jffs2.o - Section mismatch: reference
> > to .init.text:jffs2_zlib_init from .text between
> > 'jffs2_compressors_init' (at offset 0x546) and
> > 'jffs2_compressors_exit' 
> Some of this is already in -mm, isn't it?

Ack, one of them is, yes.  Sorry I missed it.

> I'm wary of this kind of change from drive-by patchers now -- I had to
> commit two fixes recently to remove __exit from functions which are
> actually called in the error case from the init function.

Surely those would have been caught with the modpost checker,
if the patch submitter(s) used it... ??
FWIW, I check the ones that I submit very carefully, but I too
can make mistakes.

> For those exit-and-error functions, I think we actually want an
> __initexit marker. In the built-in case, it can actually be discarded
> with the init code. In the modular case, it needs to be kept.

That sounds good, yes.

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