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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] Allow compilation with -ffunction-sections
    On Wed, 16 Oct 2002, Matthew Wilcox wrote:

    > If you compile the kernel with -ffunction-sections, each function gets
    > put in a section .text.function_name. This collides with our current use
    > of .text.init. So here's a patch which converts x86 to use .init.text
    > instead.
    >
    > I've tested it on x86 and it still frees 120k of ram, so it seems to work.
    > Other architectures will need to change their vmlinux.lds appropriately,
    > and may need other changes (arm, m68k seem to use .text.init verbatim).

    Just in case anybody feels bored, maybe someone wants to come up with a
    include/asm-generic/vmlinux.lds.S (or a better name) which has the common
    part of all the arch's vmlinux.lds.S - so we could make such changes like
    you're proposing at one place in the future.

    Since all vmlinux.lds.S get preprocessed by the C preprocessor, putting
    an "#include <asm-generic/vmlinux.lds.S>" in there should be easy enough
    instead of all the current duplication.

    --Kai


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