Re: [PATCH] __init and i386 timers

From: john stultz
Date: Mon Nov 15 2004 - 14:07:20 EST

On Sat, 2004-11-13 at 15:22, Andries Brouwer wrote:
> The i386 timers use a struct timer_opts that has a field init
> pointing at a __init function. The rest of the struct is not __init.
> Nothing is wrong, but if we want to avoid having references to init stuff
> in non-init sections, some reshuffling is needed.

Ugh. I understand the goal, but the resulting code indirection turns my
stomach a bit.

Although do take my criticism lightly, as right off I don't have a
better suggestion other then to just yank the __init attribute from the
initialization functions. I'm just not sure the savings is worth the
added staple-gunned complexity. Might there be a better way?


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