calling a static function from another module in the kernel?

Joerg Sonnenberger joerg at
Sun Aug 7 08:14:42 PDT 2005

On Sun, Aug 07, 2005 at 12:54:51PM +0900, YONETANI Tomokazu wrote:
> While working on making acpica5 compile into the kernel, I've hit a
> strange problem.  isab_attach() is defined as a static function
> in /sys/bus/pci/pci_isab.c, and somehow declared in /sys/bus/isa/isavar.h .
> However acpi_isab_attach() calls this function, so IIUC isab_attach()
> should not be static.  In fact the kernel won't get linked without making
> isab_attach() non-static.  What I don't understand is, that acpi driver as
> a module doesn't complain about this when it's loaded.  Is this supposed
> to work?

Nope, it's a bug. I'm testing a possible fix right now.


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