[PATCH] powerpc/sysdev: Fix a mpic section mismatch for MPC85xx

Christian Engelmayer cengelma at gmx.at
Wed Jan 29 08:14:28 EST 2014

On Fri, 20 Dec 2013 00:00:41 +0100, Christian Engelmayer <cengelma at gmx.at> wrote:
> On Mon, 16 Dec 2013 11:10:53 +1100 Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh at kernel.crashing.org> wrote:
> > On Sun, 2013-12-15 at 19:38 +0100, Christian Engelmayer wrote:
> > > Moved arch/powerpc/sysdev/mpic.c : smp_mpic_probe() out of the __init section.
> > > It is referenced by arch/powerpc/platforms/85xx/smp.c : smp_85xx_setup_cpu().
> > 
> > I don't like this. The reference is not actually going to call into the
> > code at all and as such is not an error, it's just a pointer comparison.
> That's correct. I proposed it that way because on first sight I was concerned
> that there is an address of an __init function assigned to a function pointer
> within a non __initdata struct at all that can be compared against. However,
> further usage of smp_ops->probe is currently safe of course and *_ops symbols
> within .data are whitelisted to refer to init sections.
> > If there is no way to silence the warning, then I'd suggest to use a
> > global flag, something like mpc85xx_pic_type and test that instead
> > of comparing the pointers.
> I've seen that there is currently a patch proposed against
>    commit dc2c9c52b604f51b1416ed87ff54a1c77a1a8b5b
>    powerpc/85xx: Set up doorbells even with no mpic
> that introduced the section causing the warning:
>    http://patchwork.ozlabs.org/patch/289214/
>    powerpc/85xx: don't init the mpic ipi for the SoC which has doorbell support
> This patch also removes the affected pointer comparison and if accepted would
> thus also silence this warning.

Kevin's change (powerpc/85xx: don't init the mpic ipi for the SoC which has
doorbell support) entered mainline by merge 1b17366d. I verified that the
issue is thereby solved and my patch obsolete.



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