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Subject[PATCH RFC 2/5] extable: Skip sorting if sorted at build time.
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From: David Daney <david.daney@cavium.com>

If the build program sortextable has already sorted the exception
table, don't sort it again.

Signed-off-by: David Daney <david.daney@cavium.com>
---
kernel/extable.c | 8 +++++++-
1 files changed, 7 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)
diff --git a/kernel/extable.c b/kernel/extable.c
index 5339705..fe35a63 100644
--- a/kernel/extable.c
+++ b/kernel/extable.c
@@ -35,10 +35,16 @@ DEFINE_MUTEX(text_mutex);
extern struct exception_table_entry __start___ex_table[];
extern struct exception_table_entry __stop___ex_table[];

+/* Cleared by build time tools if the table is already sorted. */
+u32 __initdata main_extable_sort_needed = 1;
+
/* Sort the kernel's built-in exception table */
void __init sort_main_extable(void)
{
- sort_extable(__start___ex_table, __stop___ex_table);
+ if (main_extable_sort_needed)
+ sort_extable(__start___ex_table, __stop___ex_table);
+ else
+ pr_notice("__ex_table already sorted, skipping sort\n");
}

/* Given an address, look for it in the exception tables. */
--
1.7.2.3


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