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

From: Jan Beulich
Date: Wed Jun 13 2007 - 02:59:20 EST

>>> Sam Ravnborg <sam@xxxxxxxxxxxx> 13.06.07 06:35 >>>
>> 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.

And I didn't mean to special case it - I meant to suggest changing the semantics
generally, which is why I gave the example of calling cleanup code (__exit)
from error paths in startup code (__init).


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