Re: [2.3.99-pre7-3] via-rhine section type conflict

From: Urban Widmark (
Date: Wed May 03 2000 - 16:55:21 EST

On Wed, 3 May 2000, Jeff Garzik wrote:

> The __{dev}initdata sections are rw not ro, so you cannot put const data
> in them. Thanks for pointing this out William.

pre6 has:

static const char *versionA __devinitdata =
"via-rhine.c:v1.03a-LK1.1.4 3/28/2000 Written by Donald Becker\n";
static const char *versionB __devinitdata =

Is that ok, or is it just older gcc's not checking this that make it

Beside the via-rhine, in pre7-3:
        epic100.c, starfire.c has const version[] __devinitdata
        3c59x.c has const *version __devinitdata


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