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Re: [Xen-devel] Re: [patch] Add kexec_ops & function pointers

On Tue, 2006-12-12 at 13:48 +0100, Gerd Hoffmann wrote:
> Ian Campbell wrote:
> > On Tue, 2006-12-12 at 16:12 +0900, Magnus Damm wrote:
> >> Basically, machine_kexec() should be converted to kexec_ops.kexec() in
> >> two places. The second place is unfortunately located in
> >> linux/kernel/sys.c which does not exist in sparse yet. So that needs
> >> to be resolved somehow.
> > 
> > Hiding the indirections through the function table in the header via
> > defines or inline functions would make things a lot cleaner in my
> > opinion and as a bonus avoid this addition to the sparse tree.
> No.  As machine_kexec() continues to exist (and is the default for
> kexec_ops.kexec) you can't just turn that into a macro.  You have to
> either fix the two callers (as done by the patch) or rename the function
> to something different in arch/*/kernel/machine_kexec.c in order to be
> able to reuse the name for the macro.

Yes you may need to rename some bits. I was thinking of a solution where
you have foo_native, foo_xen0 and foo_xenU functions (or whatever) with
an inline foo() which calls through the function table to the correct


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