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On Mar 24, 2006, at 12:05 PM, Vivek Goyal wrote:

> On Fri, Mar 24, 2006 at 01:12:17AM -0800, Andrew Morton wrote:
>> Vivek Goyal <vgoyal@in.ibm.com> wrote:
>>>
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> Here is an attempt to implement support for 64 bit resources.
>>> This will
>>> enable memory more than 4G to be exported through /proc/iomem,
>>> which is used
>>> by kexec/kdump to determine the physical memory layout of the
>>> system.
>>>
>>> ...
>>>
>>> We used "make allyesconfig" with CONFIG_DEBUG_INFO=n on 2.6.16-mm1.
>>>
>>> i386
>>> ----
>>>
>>> vmlinux size without patch: 40191425
>>> vmlinux size with path: 40244677
>>> vmlinux size bloat: 52K (.13%)
>>
>> ugh, that's actually a surprising amount of growth. Could you
>> look into it
>> a bit more please? Where's it coming from? text? data?
>
>
> Andrew, most of it seems to be coming from .text. I have pasted few
> results
> below.
>
>>
>> A bit of growth in drivers is probably OK, as all machines load a
>> tiny
>> subset of them. But if it's core kernel, not so good. What is
>> the effect
>> on allnoconfig?
>
> Here are more compilation results with allnoconfig, allmodconfig and
> allyesconfig on i386. I have picked section sizes from the output
> of readelf.
>
> allnoconfig
> ----------
>
> vmlinux bloat: 0
>
> .text bloat: 1008 bytes
> .data bloat: 672 bytes.
> .init.text bloat: 128 bytes
> .init.data bloat: 0 bytes
>
> (Not sure why vmlinux size difference is zero, given the fact that few
> sections are showing bloated size)
>
>
> allmodconfig (CONFIG_DEBUG_INFO=n)
> ------------
>
> vmlinux bloat:4096 bytes
>
> .text bloat: 4064 bytes
> .init.text bloat: 470 bytes
> .data bloat: 640 bytes
>
>
> allyesconfig (CONFIG_DEBUG_INFO=n)
> -----------
>
> vmlinux size bloat: 52K
>
> .text bloat: 28.5K
> .init_text bloat: 5K
> .eh_frame bloat: 16K (What's that. Looks big)
> .rodata bloat: 152 bytes
> .data bloat: 768 bytes

So the bloat seems be in the drivers as expected.

Vivek, mind updating these against -mm2 also, can you fixup arch/
powerpc/kernel/pci_32.c.

Andrew, any issues in merging into -mm?

- kumar
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