Re: [patch 6/6] virtio: fix section mismatch warnings

From: Andrew Morton
Date: Wed Jan 13 2010 - 20:08:00 EST

On Wed, 13 Jan 2010 21:27:26 +1030
Rusty Russell <rusty@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On Wed, 13 Jan 2010 11:19:01 am Jeff Mahoney wrote:
> > This patch fixes the following warnings by renaming the driver structures
> > to be suffixed with _driver.
> >
> > WARNING: drivers/virtio/virtio_balloon.o(.data+0x88): Section mismatch in reference from the variable virtio_balloon to the function .devexit.text:virtballoon_remove()
> >
> > WARNING: drivers/char/hw_random/virtio-rng.o(.data+0x88): Section mismatch in reference from the variable virtio_rng to the function .devexit.text:virtrng_remove()
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Jeff Mahoney <jeffm@xxxxxxxx>
> Acked-by: Rusty Russell <rusty@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Andrew, will you take these?

umm, sure. But I wish I knew how the patch worked. Is there some
magic sauce which moves a variable called foo_driver into a different
section or what?

And if so, what was I doing when that got done :(
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