Re: [PATCH] (-mm) drivers/pci/msi: explicit declaration of msi_register

From: Jun'ichi Nomura <>
Date: 2006-03-15 10:55:55
Adrian Bunk wrote:
>>include2/asm/msi.h: In function `ia64_msi_init':
>>include2/asm/msi.h:23: warning: implicit declaration of function `msi_register'
>>In file included from include2/asm/machvec.h:408,
>>                 from include2/asm/io.h:70,
>>                 from include2/asm/smp.h:20,
>>                 from /build/rc6/source/include/linux/smp.h:22,
> To avoid any wrong impression:
> This kind of warnings isn't harmless.
> gcc tries to guess the prototype of the function, and if gcc guessed 
> wrong this can cause nasty and hard to debug runtime errors.

But for this case, gcc emits the above warning for any files
which includes, for example, include/linux/smp.h on ia64.
So while the warning is harmless, it may cause other harmful
warnings being overlooked.

Jun'ichi Nomura, NEC Solutions (America), Inc.
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Received on Wed Mar 15 10:56:05 2006

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