Re: [PATCH] acpi: fix section mismatch warning in asus + toshiba

From: Sam Ravnborg <>
Date: 2007-06-01 06:29:03
Fix following section mismatch warnings in acpi

WARNING: drivers/acpi/asus_acpi.o(.init.text+0xb7): Section mismatch: reference to .exit.text: (after 'init_module')
WARNING: o-i386/drivers/acpi/toshiba_acpi.o(.init.text+0x13a): Section mismatch: reference to .exit.text: (after 'init_module')

The exit function is used in the init function during an error codition.
As __exit may be discarded during link-time / run-time this is no good.
Do not mark the exit function __exit.

Signed-off-by: Sam Ravnborg <>
Updated patch that covers both drivers.


diff --git a/drivers/acpi/asus_acpi.c b/drivers/acpi/asus_acpi.c
index b770dea..6d7d415 100644
--- a/drivers/acpi/asus_acpi.c
+++ b/drivers/acpi/asus_acpi.c
@@ -1357,7 +1357,7 @@ static struct backlight_ops asus_backlight_data = {
         .update_status  = set_brightness_status,
-static void __exit asus_acpi_exit(void)
+static void asus_acpi_exit(void)
 	if (asus_backlight_device)
diff --git a/drivers/acpi/toshiba_acpi.c b/drivers/acpi/toshiba_acpi.c
index 3906d47..1cfbecb 100644
--- a/drivers/acpi/toshiba_acpi.c
+++ b/drivers/acpi/toshiba_acpi.c
@@ -538,7 +538,7 @@ static struct backlight_ops toshiba_backlight_data = {
         .update_status  = set_lcd_status,
-static void __exit toshiba_acpi_exit(void)
+static void toshiba_acpi_exit(void)
 	if (toshiba_backlight_device)
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Received on Fri Jun 01 06:28:43 2007

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