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From: Alan Jenkins <alan-jenkins@tuffmail.co.uk>
To: greg@kroah.com
Cc: linux-kbuild@vger.kernel.org, carmelo73@gmail.com,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, rusty@rustcorp.com.au,
	Alan Jenkins <alan-jenkins@tuffmail.co.uk>
Subject: [PATCH 01/10] ARM: use unified discard definition in linker script
Date: Tue,  3 Nov 2009 10:06:13 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <1257242782-10496-2-git-send-email-alan-jenkins@tuffmail.co.uk> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <9b2b86520911020852q49c55695rb05d87090fa9ad33@mail.gmail.com>

Commit 023bf6f "linker script: unify usage of discard definition"
changed the linker scripts for all architectures except for ARM.
I can find no discussion about this ommision, so here are the changes
for ARM.

These changes are exactly parallel to the ia64 case.

"ia64 is notable because it first throws away some ia64 specific
 subsections and then include the rest of the sections into the final
 image, so those sections must be discarded before the inclusion."

Not boot-tested.  In build testing, the modified linker script generated
an identical vmlinux file.

[I would like to be able to rely on this unified discard definition.
 I want to sort the kernel symbol tables to allow faster symbol
 resolution during module loading. The simplest way appears to be
 to generate sorted versions from vmlinux.o, link them in to vmlinux,
 _and discard the original unsorted tables_.

 This work is driven by my x86 netbook, but it is implemented at a
 generic level. It is possible it will benefit some ARM systems also.]

Signed-off-by: Alan Jenkins <alan-jenkins@tuffmail.co.uk>
Acked-by: Russell King <rmk+kernel@arm.linux.org.uk>
Acked-by-without-testing: Tejun Heo <tj@kernel.org>
---
 arch/arm/kernel/vmlinux.lds.S |   13 ++++++++-----
 1 files changed, 8 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)

diff --git a/arch/arm/kernel/vmlinux.lds.S b/arch/arm/kernel/vmlinux.lds.S
index aecf87d..ec511d4 100644
--- a/arch/arm/kernel/vmlinux.lds.S
+++ b/arch/arm/kernel/vmlinux.lds.S
@@ -79,11 +79,11 @@ SECTIONS
 #endif
 	}
 
-	/DISCARD/ : {			/* Exit code and data		*/
-		EXIT_TEXT
-		EXIT_DATA
-		*(.exitcall.exit)
-		*(.discard)
+	/*
+	 * unwind exit sections must be discarded before the rest of the
+	 * unwind sections get included.
+	 */
+	/DISCARD/ : {
 		*(.ARM.exidx.exit.text)
 		*(.ARM.extab.exit.text)
 #ifndef CONFIG_HOTPLUG_CPU
@@ -271,6 +271,9 @@ SECTIONS
 	.stab.index 0 : { *(.stab.index) }
 	.stab.indexstr 0 : { *(.stab.indexstr) }
 	.comment 0 : { *(.comment) }
+
+	/* Default discards */
+	DISCARDS
 }
 
 /*
-- 
1.6.3.2


  parent reply	other threads:[~2009-11-03 10:06 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 57+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2009-11-02 16:52 Fast LKM symbol resolution Alan Jenkins
2009-11-03  3:55 ` Greg KH
2009-11-03 10:06 ` [PATCH 0/10] module: Speed up symbol resolution during module loading (using binary search) Alan Jenkins
2009-11-03 15:58   ` Greg KH
2009-11-05 12:17     ` Rusty Russell
2009-11-03 10:06 ` Alan Jenkins [this message]
2009-11-03 10:06 ` [PATCH 02/10] ARM: unexport symbols used to implement floating point emulation Alan Jenkins
2009-11-03 10:06 ` [PATCH 03/10] module: extract __EXPORT_SYMBOL from module.h into mod_export.h Alan Jenkins
2009-11-03 10:06 ` [PATCH 04/10] module: make MODULE_SYMBOL_PREFIX into a CONFIG option Alan Jenkins
2009-11-03 10:19   ` Mike Frysinger
2009-11-03 10:19     ` Mike Frysinger
2009-11-03 12:16     ` Alan Jenkins
2009-11-03 12:30       ` Mike Frysinger
2009-11-03 12:30         ` Mike Frysinger
2009-11-03 13:29         ` Paul Mundt
2009-11-03 13:39           ` Mike Frysinger
2009-11-03 13:39             ` Mike Frysinger
2009-11-03 13:46             ` Paul Mundt
2009-11-03 13:58               ` Mike Frysinger
2009-11-03 13:58                 ` Mike Frysinger
2009-11-03 14:07                 ` Paul Mundt
2009-11-03 10:06 ` [PATCH 05/10] kbuild: sort the list of symbols exported by the kernel (__ksymtab) Alan Jenkins
2009-11-04  8:19   ` Rusty Russell
2009-11-04 10:00     ` Alan Jenkins
2009-11-04 11:12       ` Mike Frysinger
2009-11-04 11:12         ` Mike Frysinger
2009-11-04 17:19       ` Sam Ravnborg
2009-11-05 14:24         ` Alan Jenkins
2009-11-05 16:17           ` Mike Frysinger
2009-11-05 16:17             ` Mike Frysinger
2009-11-09  3:17           ` Rusty Russell
2009-11-20 22:20             ` Tony Luck
2009-11-20 22:20               ` Tony Luck
2009-11-21  0:02               ` Alan Jenkins
2009-11-23 19:53                 ` Alex Chiang
2009-11-23 22:44                   ` Alan Jenkins
2009-11-24  0:57                   ` Rusty Russell
2009-11-24  5:39                     ` James Bottomley
2009-11-24  9:28                       ` Alan Jenkins
2009-11-24 22:43                         ` James Bottomley
2009-11-25  9:15                           ` Alan Jenkins
2009-11-25 15:08                             ` James Bottomley
2009-11-25 17:01                               ` Alan Jenkins
2009-11-27 11:03                               ` Rusty Russell
2009-11-26  0:40   ` Andrew Morton
2009-11-26 17:14     ` Alan Jenkins
2009-11-03 10:06 ` [PATCH 06/10] module: refactor symbol tables and try to reduce code size of each_symbol() Alan Jenkins
2009-11-04  8:28   ` Rusty Russell
2009-11-04  9:45     ` Alan Jenkins
2009-11-03 10:06 ` [PATCH 07/10] lib: Add generic binary search function to the kernel Alan Jenkins
2009-11-03 10:06 ` [PATCH 08/10] lib: bsearch - remove redundant special case for arrays of size 0 Alan Jenkins
2009-11-03 10:06 ` [PATCH 09/10] module: speed up find_symbol() using binary search on the builtin symbol tables Alan Jenkins
2009-11-04  8:31   ` Rusty Russell
2009-11-03 10:06 ` [PATCH 10/10] module: fix is_exported() to return true for all types of exports Alan Jenkins
2009-11-04  8:32   ` Rusty Russell
2009-11-06  5:37 ` Fast LKM symbol resolution Carmelo Amoroso
2009-11-07 20:59 [PATCH 0/10] module: Speed up symbol resolution during module loading (using binary search) Alan Jenkins
2009-11-07 21:03 ` [PATCH 01/10] ARM: use unified discard definition in linker script Alan Jenkins

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