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SubjectRe: [RFC] [PATCH] x86: Use ELF section to list CPU vendor specific code (Linux Tiny)
Matt Mackall wrote:
>
> This is not quite what Peter and I were thinking of, I think. It's not
> at all generic. How about a section that simply contains a set of
> function pointers, a macro to add things to that section, and a function
> that calls all the pointers in that section. Eg:
>
> CALLBACK_SECTION(init_cpu_amd, "cpuvendor.init");
> invoke_callback_section("cpuvendor.init");
>
> ..which would give us a generic facility we could use in various places.
>

Indeed, we already have enough instances of this kind of stuff.

-hpa


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