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SubjectRe: [PATCH 01/10] x86/iommu: Add IOMMU_INIT macros, .iommu_table section, and iommu_table_entry structure.
On Thu, Aug 26, 2010 at 08:19:13PM +0200, Sam Ravnborg wrote:
> > diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/vmlinux.lds.S b/arch/x86/kernel/vmlinux.lds.S
> > index d0bb522..b92e040 100644
> > --- a/arch/x86/kernel/vmlinux.lds.S
> > +++ b/arch/x86/kernel/vmlinux.lds.S
> > @@ -260,6 +260,13 @@ SECTIONS
> > *(.altinstr_replacement)
> > }
> >
> > + .iommu_table : AT(ADDR(.iommu_table) - LOAD_OFFSET) {
> > + __iommu_table = .;
> > + *(.iommu_table)
> > + . = ALIGN(8);
> > + __iommu_table_end = .;
> > + }
> > +
>
> So we have yet another magic section in vmlinux.lds.S
> A nice comemnt that expalins what this is used for and why
> it is discardable etc. would be nice.
>
> Lots of magic sections in same file miss this,
> but thats not an example to follwow.

Sure. Will provide one and also explain the other sections that I am
familiar with.

Thanks for your feedback!


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