What is "__attribute__()" in kernel code

sandeep kumar coolsandyforyou at gmail.com
Fri Sep 30 05:58:00 EDT 2011

Hi all,

I was wondering what __attribute__ does in the kernel code?
I found several definitions but couldnot come to one conclusion..

__releases(x)  is defined in compiler.h. What does this mean??
# define __releases(x)                  __attribute__((context(x,1,0)))
Thanking you
With regards,
Sandeep Kumar Anantapalli,
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