Re: [PATCH] gx1fb: Fix section mismatch warnings

From: Sedat Dilek
Date: Fri Jun 17 2011 - 03:15:22 EST

On Thu, Jun 16, 2011 at 9:31 PM, Randy Dunlap <randy.dunlap@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Thu, 6 Jan 2011 15:39:07 +0900 Paul Mundt wrote:
>> The problem seems to be because gx1fb_probe is annotated __init. In the
>> PCI case you want it to be __devinit, and you're also going to want to
>> annotate the remove function as __devexit and wrap it up with a
>> __devexit_p().
>> --
> From: Randy Dunlap <randy.dunlap@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Fix a chain of section mismatches in geode driver, beginning with:
> WARNING: drivers/video/geode/gx1fb.o(.data+0x70): Section mismatch in reference from the variable gx1fb_driver to the function .init.text:gx1fb_probe()
> The variable gx1fb_driver references
> the function __init gx1fb_probe()
> If the reference is valid then annotate the
> variable with __init* or __refdata (see linux/init.h) or name the variable:
> *_template, *_timer, *_sht, *_ops, *_probe, *_probe_one, *_console
> Making the changes that Paul pointed out resulted in a few more
> changes being needed, so they are all included here.
> Signed-off-by: Randy Dunlap <randy.dunlap@xxxxxxxxxx>
> ---

Hi Randy,

thanks for taking care of this old issue!
It's around a week I did not compile a linux-next kernel.
I should again enable full section mismatch in my setup.

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