Re: [PATCH] mm: page allocator: Silence build_all_zonelists()section mismatch.

From: Mel Gorman
Date: Wed Mar 23 2011 - 06:38:44 EST

On Tue, Mar 22, 2011 at 10:30:45PM +0900, Paul Mundt wrote:
> The memory hotplug case involves calling to build_all_zonelists() which
> in turns calls in to setup_zone_pageset(). The latter is marked
> __meminit while build_all_zonelists() itself has no particular
> annotation. build_all_zonelists() is only handed a non-NULL pointer in
> the case of memory hotplug through an existing __meminit path, so the
> setup_zone_pageset() reference is always safe.
> The options as such are either to flag build_all_zonelists() as __ref (as
> per __build_all_zonelists()), or to simply discard the __meminit
> annotation from setup_zone_pageset().
> Signed-off-by: Paul Mundt <lethal@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> ---
> While discarding the __meminit annotation from setup_zone_pageset() is
> probably cleanest I expected some people would take issue with this so
> opted for the more visually offensive __ref route. I can resend for the
> other way if people prefer, or someone else can do it given that it's a
> trivial change.
> mm/page_alloc.c | 2 +-
> 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

Discarding __meminit from setup_zone_pageset() would unnecessarily grow
the kernel image in the !HOTPLUG case and setting __meminit on
build_all_zonelists() looks like it would just cause other section
mistmatch warnings so;

Acked-by: Mel Gorman <mel@xxxxxxxxx>
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