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    SubjectRe: [lart] /bin/ps output
       From: Richard Henderson <>
    Date: Sat, 12 Oct 2002 13:15:01 -0700

    On Fri, Oct 11, 2002 at 11:53:29PM -0700, David S. Miller wrote:
    > In fact, thinking about this some more, we should make the ".per_cpu"
    > bits emit a table entry instead of some dummy object which takes up
    > space. The table entry would be in the special .per_cpu
    > section still but be just a size value.

    That's more complicated.

    Hmm, we put arbitrary tables of information into seperate elf sections
    already. Consider the exception fixup mechanism for example. That's
    the kind of thing I was thinking about.

    Oh I see, you're saying that then getting at the things symbolically
    will be painful. Yes it needs more thought.

    If you want to omit the per-cpu area from the kernel image, then
    arrange for it to be .bss.

    Good idea, well on SMP it can be marked throw-away (ie. __init_data).
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