Re: Extern variables in *.c files

From: Keith Owens (
Date: Thu Jan 03 2002 - 03:24:33 EST

On Wed, 02 Jan 2002 23:56:25 -0800,
Andrew Morton <> wrote:
>Yup. Problem is, we have about 1500 instances in the kernel :(

You can ignore the ~250 entries in *syms.c files. EXPORT_SYMBOL only
needs to know if a symbol is a function or anything else, it does not
care about types at all. You can define variables and functions with
invalid types in *syms.c without doing any damage.

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