Re: [PATCH v2 0/4] Introduce and use absolute_pointer macro

From: Linus Torvalds (torvalds@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx)
Date: Wed Sep 15 2021 - 15:48:06 EST


On Wed, Sep 15, 2021 at 12:35 PM Guenter Roeck <linux@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> On a side note, we may revive the parisc patch. Helge isn't entirely
> happy with the other solution for parisc; it is quite invasive and
> touches a total of 19 files if I counted correctly.

Ok, my suggestion to use the linker was not a "do it this way", it
really was just a "maybe alternate approach". So no objections if
absolute_pointer() ends up being the simpler solution.

What other notable issues end up being still live? I sent out that one
patch for sparc, but didn't get any response to it. I'm inclined to
just apply it (the 'struct mdesc_hdr' pointer misuse one).

Linus