[PATCH 11/12] pinctrl: samsung: use __devinit section for init code

Thierry Reding thierry.reding at avionic-design.de
Tue Oct 2 16:28:35 EDT 2012

On Fri, Sep 28, 2012 at 11:36:16PM +0200, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> The samsung pinctrl driver has a probe function that is
> __devinit and that calls a lot of other functions that are
> marked __init, which kbuild complains about.
> Marking everything __devinit means that the code does not
> discarded when CONFIG_HOTPLUG is set, which is a little
> more wasteful, but also more consistent
> Without this patch, building exynos_defconfig results in:
> WARNING: drivers/pinctrl/built-in.o(.devinit.text+0x124): Section mismatch in reference from the function samsung_pinctrl_probe() to the function .init.text:samsung_gpiolib_register()
> The function __devinit samsung_pinctrl_probe() references
> a function __init samsung_gpiolib_register().
> If samsung_gpiolib_register is only used by samsung_pinctrl_probe then
> annotate samsung_gpiolib_register with a matching annotation.

Note that work is underway to remove HOTPLUG altogether (see commit
45f035a, "CONFIG_HOTPLUG should be always on" in linux-next), so it
may make more sense to just drop the __init markings.

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