[v4,2/2] mtd/uclinux: add a comment about why uclinux_ram_map must not be static

Submitted by Uwe Kleine-König on Jan. 16, 2013, 2:36 p.m.


Message ID 1358347016-507-2-git-send-email-u.kleine-koenig@pengutronix.de
State Accepted
Commit 44fe63fc0fcbfef65b5a8c015abb4dbbbcc90f23
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Uwe Kleine-König Jan. 16, 2013, 2:36 p.m.
I was (at least) the second person trying to fix a warning by sparse, so
document in the code why this is a bad idea and add an extern declaration to
make sparse happy.

Signed-off-by: Uwe Kleine-König <u.kleine-koenig@pengutronix.de>
Acked-by: Mike Frysinger <vapier@gentoo.org>
Acked-by: Greg Ungerer <gerg@uclinux.org>
No changes between v3 and v4.

Changes since v2,

 - note in the commit log that an extern declaration was added for sparse

Changes since v1:

 - new patch
 drivers/mtd/maps/uclinux.c |    6 ++++++
 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+)

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diff --git a/drivers/mtd/maps/uclinux.c b/drivers/mtd/maps/uclinux.c
index f56d0aa..c1af83d 100644
--- a/drivers/mtd/maps/uclinux.c
+++ b/drivers/mtd/maps/uclinux.c
@@ -29,6 +29,12 @@ 
 #define MAP_NAME "ram"
+ * Blackfin uses uclinux_ram_map during startup, so it must not be static.
+ * Provide a dummy declaration to make sparse happy.
+ */
+extern struct map_info uclinux_ram_map;
 struct map_info uclinux_ram_map = {
 	.name = MAP_NAME,
 	.size = 0,