[PATCH] tty: remove platform_sysrq_reset_seq

Arnd Bergmann arnd at arndb.de
Thu May 21 02:11:28 PDT 2015

The platform_sysrq_reset_seq code was intended as a way for an embedded
platform to provide its own sysrq sequence at compile time. After over
two years, nobody has started using it in an upstream kernel, and
the platforms that were interested in it have moved on to devicetree,
which can be used to configure the sequence without requiring kernel
changes. The method is also incompatible with the way that most
architectures build support for multiple platforms into a single

Now the code is producing warnings when built with gcc-5.1:

drivers/tty/sysrq.c: In function 'sysrq_init':
drivers/tty/sysrq.c:959:33: warning: array subscript is above array bounds [-Warray-bounds]
   key = platform_sysrq_reset_seq[i];

We could fix this, but it seems unlikely that it will ever be used,
so let's just remove the code instead. We still have the option to
pass the sequence either in DT, using the kernel command line,
or using the /sys/module/sysrq/parameters/reset_seq file.

Signed-off-by: Arnd Bergmann <arnd at arndb.de>
Fixes: 154b7a489a ("Input: sysrq - allow specifying alternate reset sequence")

diff --git a/drivers/tty/sysrq.c b/drivers/tty/sysrq.c
index 8ba52e56bb8b..9c5395db6a57 100644
--- a/drivers/tty/sysrq.c
+++ b/drivers/tty/sysrq.c
@@ -55,8 +55,7 @@
 static int __read_mostly sysrq_enabled = CONFIG_MAGIC_SYSRQ_DEFAULT_ENABLE;
 static bool __read_mostly sysrq_always_enabled;
-unsigned short platform_sysrq_reset_seq[] __weak = { KEY_RESERVED };
-int sysrq_reset_downtime_ms __weak;
+static int sysrq_reset_downtime_ms;
 static bool sysrq_on(void)
@@ -950,23 +949,8 @@ static bool sysrq_handler_registered;
 static inline void sysrq_register_handler(void)
-	unsigned short key;
 	int error;
-	int i;
-	/* First check if a __weak interface was instantiated. */
-	for (i = 0; i < ARRAY_SIZE(sysrq_reset_seq); i++) {
-		key = platform_sysrq_reset_seq[i];
-		if (key == KEY_RESERVED || key > KEY_MAX)
-			break;
-		sysrq_reset_seq[sysrq_reset_seq_len++] = key;
-	}
-	/*
-	 * DT configuration takes precedence over anything that would
-	 * have been defined via the __weak interface.
-	 */
 	error = input_register_handler(&sysrq_handler);

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