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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Move some more structures into "mostly_readonly"
On Tue, 7 Jun 2005, Brian Gerst wrote:

> It doesn't really matter. .rodata isn't actually mapped read-only. Doing so
> would break up the large pages used to map the kernel.

In that case.... here is a patch that moves the table into rodata.
Subject: Move some more structures into "mostly_readonly" and readonly

---
Move syscall timer_hpet and the boot_cpu_data into the "mostly_readonly"
section. And move the syscall table to readonly

Signed-off-by: Alok N Kataria <alokk@calsoftinc.com>
Signed-off-by: Shai Fultheim <shai@scalex86.org>
Signed-off-by: Christoph Lameter <christoph@scalex86.org>

Index: linux-2.6.12-rc6-mm1/arch/i386/kernel/entry.S
===================================================================
--- linux-2.6.12-rc6-mm1.orig/arch/i386/kernel/entry.S 2005-06-07 15:17:15.000000000 -0700
+++ linux-2.6.12-rc6-mm1/arch/i386/kernel/entry.S 2005-06-07 15:18:20.000000000 -0700
@@ -680,6 +680,8 @@ ENTRY(spurious_interrupt_bug)
pushl $do_spurious_interrupt_bug
jmp error_code

+.section .ro_data,"a"
#include "syscall_table.S"

syscall_table_size=(.-sys_call_table)
+.previous
Index: linux-2.6.12-rc6-mm1/arch/i386/kernel/setup.c
===================================================================
--- linux-2.6.12-rc6-mm1.orig/arch/i386/kernel/setup.c 2005-06-07 15:17:15.000000000 -0700
+++ linux-2.6.12-rc6-mm1/arch/i386/kernel/setup.c 2005-06-07 15:18:51.000000000 -0700
@@ -82,7 +82,8 @@ EXPORT_SYMBOL(efi_enabled);
/* cpu data as detected by the assembly code in head.S */
struct cpuinfo_x86 new_cpu_data __initdata = { 0, 0, 0, 0, -1, 1, 0, 0, -1 };
/* common cpu data for all cpus */
-struct cpuinfo_x86 boot_cpu_data = { 0, 0, 0, 0, -1, 1, 0, 0, -1 };
+struct cpuinfo_x86 boot_cpu_data __cacheline_aligned_mostly_readonly
+ = { 0, 0, 0, 0, -1, 1, 0, 0, -1 };
EXPORT_SYMBOL(boot_cpu_data);

unsigned long mmu_cr4_features;
Index: linux-2.6.12-rc6-mm1/arch/i386/kernel/syscall_table.S
===================================================================
--- linux-2.6.12-rc6-mm1.orig/arch/i386/kernel/syscall_table.S 2005-06-07 15:17:15.000000000 -0700
+++ linux-2.6.12-rc6-mm1/arch/i386/kernel/syscall_table.S 2005-06-07 15:18:20.000000000 -0700
@@ -1,4 +1,3 @@
-.data
ENTRY(sys_call_table)
.long sys_restart_syscall /* 0 - old "setup()" system call, used for restarting */
.long sys_exit
Index: linux-2.6.12-rc6-mm1/arch/i386/kernel/timers/timer_hpet.c
===================================================================
--- linux-2.6.12-rc6-mm1.orig/arch/i386/kernel/timers/timer_hpet.c 2005-06-07 15:17:15.000000000 -0700
+++ linux-2.6.12-rc6-mm1/arch/i386/kernel/timers/timer_hpet.c 2005-06-07 15:18:20.000000000 -0700
@@ -180,7 +180,7 @@ static int __init init_hpet(char* overri
/************************************************************/

/* tsc timer_opts struct */
-static struct timer_opts timer_hpet = {
+static struct timer_opts timer_hpet __cacheline_aligned_mostly_readonly = {
.name = "hpet",
.mark_offset = mark_offset_hpet,
.get_offset = get_offset_hpet,
-
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