fixing kobj signatures

Ariff Abdullah ariff at
Fri May 29 17:33:00 UTC 2009

On Fri, 29 May 2009 17:15:32 +0300
Andriy Gapon <avg at> wrote:
> I think I have completed fixing signatures of kobj method
> implementations in the whole head tree.
> The current diff here:
> It is quite arbitrarily split into the following files:
> kobj-agp.diff
> kobj-arm.diff
> kobj-linker.diff
> kobj-other.diff
> kobj-sound.diff
> Most of the changes are quite trivial but not all.
> o kobj-linker.diff - I am not sure if changing interface signature
> was a good idea.
> o kobj-sound.diff - this is a slightly updated version of the patch
> previously posted to multimedia ml;
> Ariff, could you please let me know about your plans with respect to
> 8.0 release?
I'm actually in the middle of discussion with joel@ to wrap things up
in order to get everything under my sleeves into tree before freeze
Your diff looks simmilar to what I intended to commit as a whole, so I
guess I'm ok with it.

Except that, let me deal with it within next week unless I'm wrong
about June 25th.

> o kobj-arm.diff - it seems that npe_miibus_writereg in
> sys/arm/xscale/ixp425/if_npe.c) could now make use of non-void
> return type to properly report errors (XXX cases). But I am not sure
> if it is actually checked in the calling code (otherwise how does it
> work now?). Maybe there are more places like that.
> Please review the patch. I might have done something wrong, made
> some obvious mistake (like typo) or missed an opportunity to improve
> the code beyond mechanical changes.
> I tested the patch by enabling 'notyet' definition of KOBJMETHOD in
> kobj.h and building the following: all arm kernels (without
> modules), GENERIC kernels for all archs that have them (with
> modules), LINT kernels for all archs that have them (without
> modules).
> It is quite possible, of course, that some incorrect signatures were
> not found using the above build. For instance, in the code under
> some non-default option. But I think the number of such functions
> should be quite small and they should be trivial to fix later.
> I propose this patch for inclusion into the three before 8.0 freeze
> depending on response from Ariff.
> if this patch is not committed before 8.0 freeze (whole or any
> significant portion of the patch), then I'd like to request a branch
> under users/ where I could integrate this patch for future merging.

Ariff Abdullah

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