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SubjectRe: common RODATA in vmlinux.lds.h (2.5.59)
Hiya Miles,

Miles Bader wrote:
> Yeah, the new generic RODATA stuff is way broken on the v850 too.
>
> Besides the over-eager use of sections, it also assumes that C symbol
> names map one-to-one with `linker symbol' names, which isn't true with
> the default v850 compiler.
>
> Here's my local rewrite of include/asm-generic/vmlinux.lds.h, which
> works on the v850, and seems like it should be usable by other systems
> as well.
>
> It does two things:
[snip]
>
> What do you think of this?

I like it. Looks like an ideal solution, keeps a bunch of
stuff common, but is a lot more flexible in terms of output
sections (and their regions) .


> [To be honest, I think the stuff with `LOAD_OFFSET' is a bit of a waste;
> it seems cleaner to just have archs define their own sections as
> appropriate, and use RODATA_CONTENTS directly -- it's the input sections
> and related symbols that are always changing (and so better centralized),
> after all, not the output sections.]

Agree 100%.

Regards
Greg


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