[PATCH 2/3] ARM: orion: mark orion_ge00_mvmdio_bus_name as const

Andrew Lunn andrew at lunn.ch
Tue Feb 20 19:49:38 PST 2018

On Tue, Feb 20, 2018 at 05:24:51PM +0100, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> A section type mismatch warning shows up when building with LTO,
> since orion_ge00_mvmdio_bus_name was put in __initconst but not marked
> const itself:
> include/linux/of.h: In function 'spear_setup_of_timer':
> arch/arm/mach-spear/time.c:207:34: error: 'timer_of_match' causes a section type conflict with 'orion_ge00_mvmdio_bus_name'
>  static const struct of_device_id timer_of_match[] __initconst = {
>                                   ^
> arch/arm/plat-orion/common.c:475:32: note: 'orion_ge00_mvmdio_bus_name' was declared here
>  static __initconst const char *orion_ge00_mvmdio_bus_name = "orion-mii";
> This marks it const as well.

Hi Arnd

I'm not sure this is the correct fix. orion_ge00_mvmdio_bus_name is
assigned to orion_ge00_switch_board_info->bus_id. This is then passed
to mdiobus_register_board_info() which makes a copy of
orion_ge00_switch_board_info and adds it to its linked list. The
original orion_ge00_switch_board_info will get freed since it is
__initdata, but the copy still has a pointer to
orion_ge00_mvmdio_bus_name, which also gets freed.

I think the correct fix is to remove the __initconst from
orion_ge00_mvmdio_bus_name. Marking it const is however valid.


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