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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/5] of: Add support for linking device tree blobs into vmlinux
On Tue, Nov 16, 2010 at 7:21 PM, Dirk Brandewie
<dirk.brandewie@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> On 11/16/2010 04:39 PM, David Daney wrote:
>>
>> Thanks for doing this. However I have a few comments...
>>
>> On 11/16/2010 02:41 PM, dirk.brandewie@gmail.com wrote:
>>>
>>> From: Dirk Brandewie<dirk.brandewie@gmail.com>
>>>
>>> /* .data section */
>>> #define DATA_DATA \
>>> *(.data) \
>>> @@ -468,7 +482,8 @@
>>> MCOUNT_REC() \
>>> DEV_DISCARD(init.rodata) \
>>> CPU_DISCARD(init.rodata) \
>>> - MEM_DISCARD(init.rodata)
>>> + MEM_DISCARD(init.rodata) \
>>> + KERNEL_DTB()
>>>
>>
>> I thought the init.rodata was only for data used by __init things.
>> Although the
>> current linker scripts do not put it in the section that gets recycled as
>> usable
>> memory.
>>
>> IIRC the unflattened version of the device tree has pointers to the
>> flattened
>> data. Since the device tree nodes are live for the entire kernel
>> lifecycle,
>> shouldn't the device tree blobs be in non-init memory?
>>
>
> The contents of the blob get copied to allocated memory during
> unflatten_device_tree() so the blob that is linked in is no longer needed
> after init.

Have you written a patch to add this behaviour? The current code doesn't. :-)

g.


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