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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/3] debloat aic7xxx and aic79xx drivers
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    On Friday 31 August 2007 17:27, Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.edu wrote:
    > On Fri, 31 Aug 2007 16:13:59 BST, Denys Vlasenko said:
    > >
    > > text data bss dec hex filename
    > > 261433 50018 1172 312623 4c52f linux-2.6.23-rc1.org.t/drivers/scsi/aic7xxx/built-in.o
    > > 199654 50018 1172 250844 3d3dc linux-2.6.23-rc1.aic.t/drivers/scsi/aic7xxx/built-in.o
    > > 184014 21314 1172 206500 326a4 linux-2.6.23-rc1.aic1.t/drivers/scsi/aic7xxx/built-in.o
    > > 202378 2850 1172 206400 32640 linux-2.6.23-rc1.aic2.t/drivers/scsi/aic7xxx/built-in.o
    > >
    > > 1-debloat.patch deinlines a lot of functions
    > > 2-addstatic.patch adds statics, #ifdefs out huge amount of unused code, adds consts
    > > 3-addconst.patch adds more consts
    >
    > Yowza. Looking at aic1->aic2, it looks like 20K became 'const', and only
    > 3K *wasn't* 'const'?

    Exactly. There are firmware images/patches and a lot of structures
    with char* members pointing to text/messages.

    Btw, aic94xx driver needs the same treatment.
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    vda
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