lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2009]   [Apr]   [29]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
/
Date
From
SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 00/15] clean up page aligned data and bss sections
On Tue, Apr 28, 2009 at 03:48:24PM -0400, Tim Abbott wrote:
> On Tue, 28 Apr 2009, Tim Abbott wrote:
>
> > Here's a new version of the page-aligned section cleanup patch
> > series. Changes since last version include:
>
> Sam,
>
> I am close to having prepared another 4 patch series of similar size to
> this one for .data.nosave, .data.cacheline_aligned, .data.init_task, and
> .data.read_mostly. Along with this page-aligned series and the things
> that have already been merged, I think these are all of the major
> cross-architecture patchsets needed for -ffunction-sections (there will
> remain a good number of section names that only appear on one or two
> architectures).
>
> It seems with this set of patches that we're going to bother all the arch
> maintainers several times if we handle these all completely independently
> (especially since each patch series has patches that depend on patches
> from the previous one). So, I was thinking perhaps we should proceed as
> follows:
>
> (1) I send a patch series that does the architecture-independent macro
> additions as well as the changes for one architecture (say, x86) to use
> those macros so that they can be reviewed along with the actual usage.
>
> (2) We get those reviewed and merge at least the architecture-independent
> patches
>
> (3) I can send one patch series for each architecture that is just using
> the macros that have already been merged; then the patch series are nicely
> decoupled and each arch maintainer only has to ack a single set of changes
> to their architecture.

Yes - lets get the support stuff applied first and work out from there.
I plan to apply your patches to kbuild-next during the weekend so
we have them in a tree that hits -next.

Sam


\
 
 \ /
  Last update: 2009-04-29 22:51    [from the cache]
©2003-2014 Jasper Spaans. hosted at Digital Ocean