Hi Bjorn, in recent patches AKASHI  and I  made some changes to the declarations you are touching and already removed some of the weak statements. The patches got accepted on linux-next and will (hopefully) be pulled for v4.17. So you should prepare for some merge conflicts. Nevertheless three weak statements still remain (arch_kexec_walk_mem & arch_kexec_apply_relocations*) so your patch still makes totally sense.
Thanks Philipp  https://lkml.org/lkml/2018/3/6/201  https://lkml.org/lkml/2018/3/21/278 On Thu, 12 Apr 2018 13:23:29 -0500 Bjorn Helgaas <helg...@kernel.org> wrote: > "Weak" annotations in header files are error-prone because they make > every definition weak. Remove them from include/linux/kexec.h. > > These were introduced in two separate commits, so this is in two > patches so they can be easily backported to stable kernels (some of > them date back to v4.3 and one only goes back to v4.10). > > --- > > Bjorn Helgaas (2): > kexec: Remove "weak" from kexec_file function declarations > kexec: Remove "weak" from arch_kexec_walk_mem() declaration > > > include/linux/kexec.h | 24 ++++++++++++------------ > 1 file changed, 12 insertions(+), 12 deletions(-) > > _______________________________________________ > kexec mailing list > email@example.com > http://lists.infradead.org/mailman/listinfo/kexec > _______________________________________________ kexec mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org http://lists.infradead.org/mailman/listinfo/kexec