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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] Immediate Values x86 Optimization Declare Discarded Instruction
    Mathieu Desnoyers wrote:
    >
    > nitpicking :
    >
    >> .section __discard,"a",@progbits
    >
    > could we simply declare a
    >
    > .section __discard,"",@progbits instead ?
    >
    > I think this should remove the need to tweak the linker script, since
    > the section would not be allocated.
    >

    The allocation flag is a loader property, not a linker property. It
    would still be manifest in the vmlinux file; I think this is
    undesirable. Perhaps not a big deal, but neither is adding a /DISCARD/
    statement to the linker script:

    /DISCARD/ : { *(__discard) }

    -hpa
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