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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/5] section name cleanup for parisc
On Sat, May 02, 2009 at 10:19:53AM -0400, Kyle McMartin wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 30, 2009 at 07:55:14PM -0400, Tim Abbott wrote:
> > This patch series cleans up the section names on the parisc
> > architecture. It requires the architecture-independent macro
> > definitions from this patch series:
> >
> > <http://www.spinics.net/lists/mips/msg33499.html>
> >
> > The long-term goal here is to add support for building the kernel with
> > -ffunction-sections -fdata-sections. This requires renaming all the
> > magic section names in the kernel of the form .text.foo, .data.foo,
> > .bss.foo, and .rodata.foo to not have collisions with sections
> > generated for code like:
> >
> > static int nosave = 0; /* -fdata-sections places in .data.nosave */
> > static void head(); /* -ffunction-sections places in .text.head */
> >
> > Note that these patches have not been boot-tested (aside from testing
> > the analogous changes on x86), since I don't have access to the
> > appropriate hardware.
> >
> > -Tim Abbott
> >
> >
> > Tim Abbott (5):
> > parisc: use NOSAVE_DATA macro for .data.nosave section.
> > parisc: use new macro for .data.cacheline_aligned section.
> > parisc: use new macros for .data.init_task.
> > parisc: use new macro for .data.read_mostly section.
> > parisc: convert to new generic read_mostly support.
> >
>
> Not sure what the easiest way to merge these will be... I'll apply them
> to a section-cleanup branch in the parisc git tree until the
> architecture independent portions are upstream.

I expect the parisc stuff to be redone. I'm working at the arch
independent stuff atm and will post a new patch later this weekend.
That will make the current patch obsolete.

Sam


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