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Re: [IDE] Fix build bug

To: Sam Ravnborg <>
Subject: Re: [IDE] Fix build bug
From: Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz <>
Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2007 23:52:31 +0200
Cc: Ralf Baechle <>, Andrew Morton <>,,,
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On Thursday 25 October 2007, Sam Ravnborg wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 25, 2007 at 02:53:34PM +0100, Ralf Baechle wrote:
> >   CC      drivers/ide/pci/generic.o
> > drivers/ide/pci/generic.c:52: error: __setup_str_ide_generic_all_on causes a
> > +section type conflict
> > 
> > This sort of build error is becoming a regular issue.  Either all or non
> > of the elements that go into a particular section of a compilation unit
> > need to be const.  Or an error may result such as in this case if
> > CONFIG_HOTPLUG is unset.
> So we can avoid this if we invent a __constinitdata tag that uses
> a new section?

I asked similar question on LKML few days ago together with the list of
potentially problematic places:

Now I see that the list is only partially complete since __initdata and co.
may be also hidden in things like __setup() etc.


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