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SubjectRe: [PATCH 4/6] Add support for LZO-compressed kernels for ARM
On Fri, Aug 07, 2009 at 03:27:00PM +0200, Matthieu CASTET wrote :
> Albin Tonnerre a écrit :
> > On Fri, Aug 07, 2009 at 01:50:03PM +0200, Matthieu CASTET wrote :
> >> Albin Tonnerre a écrit :
> >>> On Fri, Aug 07, 2009 at 11:36:56AM +0200, Alain Knaff wrote :
> >>>> On 08/07/09 11:24, Albin Tonnerre wrote:

> >>>>> Regards,

> >>>> Could it be that the patches that remove division (zutil.h and inflate.c)
> >>>> have somehow not been applied?

> >>> Indeed, they've not been applied. However, I'd rather try to understand why
> >>> exactly this is an issue when compiling with -Os and not -O2 instead of working
> >>> around it by removing the divisions.

> >> Look at the generated code.

> >> Arm doesn't have division instruction.
> >> May be at -Os gcc emit a call to the software division, but at -O2 it
> >> manage to optimise the division (transform it in shift, inline some
> >> builtin, ...).

> > Yes, I figured that out. What I don't get, though, is that it fails while the
> > software division symbol (__aeabi_uidivmod here) does seem to be provided by
> > libgcc.

> AFAIK we don't link the kernel with libgcc.
> That's why the kernel provide __aeabi_* in arch/arm/lib

That's true for the actual kernel image, but not for the bootstrap code we use
when compiling compressed kernels. arch/arm/boot/compressed/Makefile uses
libgcc, unless I'm overlooking something here:

arm-unknown-linux-uclibcgnueabi-ld -EL --defsym zreladdr=0x20008000
--defsym initrd_phys=0x20410000 --defsym params_phys=0x20000100 -p
--no-undefined -X
/home/albin/x-tools/arm-unknown-linux-uclibcgnueabi/lib/gcc/arm-unknown-linux-uclibcgnueabi/4.3.2/libgcc.a
-T arch/arm/boot/compressed/vmlinux.lds arch/arm/boot/compressed/head.o
arch/arm/boot/compressed/piggy.gzip.o arch/arm/boot/compressed/misc.o -o
arch/arm/boot/compressed/vmlinux

Regards,
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Albin Tonnerre, Free Electrons
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