Re: [PATCH] x86: fix improper .init-type section references

From: Sam Ravnborg
Date: Wed Jun 13 2007 - 00:34:39 EST

> Yup, we were only discussing possibility that modpost not complain
> about .init -> .exit references that will never go oops (because the arch
> guarantees that).

And there are no good reasosns why the rules should be different for i386
and powerpc.
This type of special casing is always bad.
Think about it a little.
Someone writes a generic driver and test it on i386 - OK.
But for powerpc it result in a build failure. It would be so much better
to warn about this situation early.

We had this exact issue in loop.c recently - so it is not a made up example.
[I recall it was ia64 that had a build failure but the example still holds ture]

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