[PATCH v2 00/15] mark const init data with __initconst instead of __initdata

Uwe Kleine-König u.kleine-koenig at pengutronix.de
Fri Mar 30 16:03:58 EDT 2012


On Thu, Mar 29, 2012 at 11:11:31PM +0200, Uwe Kleine-König wrote:
> this series fixes a common error to use __initdata to mark const
> variables. Most of the time this works well enough to go unnoticed
> (though I wonder why the linker doesn't warn about that).
> Just try adding something like
> 	int something __initdata;
> to one of the patched files and compile to see the error.
> While touching these annotations I also corrected the position where it
> was wrong to go between the variable name and the =.
> Note this series is not compile tested.
I now dropped the wrong annotations. So two patches became obsolete
(mtd and percpu). Note that I also dropped fixing the position of
__initdata if changing it to __initconst was wrong. (I think if
__initdata is placed before the variable name it doesn't have any

I didn't promote the Acks I got because all acked changes changed in v2.

For the details changed in each patch see the changelogs in the
respective patch mails that I follow up to this mail.


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