Building with link time optimizations produces a false-postive section
mismatch warning:

WARNING: vmlinux.o(.data+0xf8c8): Section mismatch in reference from the 
variable driver_template.lto_priv.6915 to the function 
The variable driver_template.lto_priv.6915 references
the function __init sym53c416_detect()
If the reference is valid then annotate the
variable with __init* or __refdata (see linux/init.h) or name the variable:
*_template, *_timer, *_sht, *_ops, *_probe, *_probe_one, *_console

The ->detect callback is always entered from the init_this_scsi_driver()
init function, but apparently LTO turns the optimized direct function
call into an indirect call through a non-__initdata pointer.

All drivers using init_this_scsi_driver() are for ancient hardware,
and most don't mark the detect() callback as __init(), so I'm
just removing the annotation here to kill off the warning instead
of doing a larger rework.

Signed-off-by: Arnd Bergmann <>
 drivers/scsi/sym53c416.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/scsi/sym53c416.c b/drivers/scsi/sym53c416.c
index 5bdcbe8fa958..e68bcdc75bc3 100644
--- a/drivers/scsi/sym53c416.c
+++ b/drivers/scsi/sym53c416.c
@@ -608,7 +608,7 @@ static void sym53c416_probe(void)
-int __init sym53c416_detect(struct scsi_host_template *tpnt)
+int sym53c416_detect(struct scsi_host_template *tpnt)
        unsigned long flags;
        struct Scsi_Host * shpnt = NULL;

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