Re: [linux-pm] [PATCH 04/18] x86 idle: EXPORT_SYMBOL(default_idle,pm_idle) only when APM demands it

From: Trinabh Gupta
Date: Sat Apr 02 2011 - 08:22:16 EST

On 04/02/2011 04:58 PM, Alan Cox wrote:
On Sat, 02 Apr 2011 02:22:46 -0400
Len Brown<lenb@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

From: Len Brown<len.brown@xxxxxxxxx>

In the long run, we don't want default_idle() or (pm_idle)() to
be exported outside of process.c. Start by not exporting them
to modules, unless the APM build demands it.

Pointless added complexity. Why are you so determined to minimise this -
it makes no odds to anyone.

Hi Alan,

I am not sure if I have understood you correctly but
I think one problem is that modules such as APM
save the value of pm_idle pointer, set it and restore it back.

At module init:

original_pm_idle = pm_idle;
pm_idle = apm_cpu_idle;

At module exit:

pm_idle = original_pm_idle;

There is no guarantee that the pointer stored
is still valid. I think people have problem with such
usage; see

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