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From: Alan Jenkins <>
	Alan Jenkins <>,
	Russell King <>
Subject: [PATCH 02/10] ARM: unexport symbols used to implement floating point emulation
Date: Sat,  7 Nov 2009 21:03:53 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

The Kconfigs for in-tree floating point emulation do not allow building
as modules. That leaves the Acorn FPEmulator module. I found two public
releases of this as a binary module for 2.1 and 2.2 kernels, optimized
for ARMV4.[1] If there is a resurgence of interest in this, the symbols
can always be re-exported.

This allows the EXPORT_SYMBOL_ALIAS() hack to be removed. The ulterior
motive here is that EXPORT_SYMBOL_ALIAS() makes it harder to sort the
resulting kernel symbol tables.  Sorted symbol tables will allow faster
symbol resolution during module loading.

Note that fp_send_sigs() and fp_printk() are simply aliases for existing
exports and add no obvious value.  Similarly fp_enter could easily be
renamed to kern_fp_enter at the point of definition. Therefore removing
EXPORT_SYMBOL_ALIAS will not serve as a material obstacle to re-adding
the exports should they be desired in future.

Build tested only.


Signed-off-by: Alan Jenkins <>
CC: Russell King <>
 arch/arm/kernel/armksyms.c |   20 --------------------
 1 files changed, 0 insertions(+), 20 deletions(-)

diff --git a/arch/arm/kernel/armksyms.c b/arch/arm/kernel/armksyms.c
index 0e62770..8214bfe 100644
--- a/arch/arm/kernel/armksyms.c
+++ b/arch/arm/kernel/armksyms.c
@@ -48,27 +48,7 @@ extern void __aeabi_uidivmod(void);
 extern void __aeabi_ulcmp(void);
 extern void fpundefinstr(void);
-extern void fp_enter(void);
- * This has a special calling convention; it doesn't
- * modify any of the usual registers, except for LR.
- */
-#define EXPORT_CRC_ALIAS(sym) __CRC_SYMBOL(sym, "")
-#define EXPORT_SYMBOL_ALIAS(sym,orig)		\
- EXPORT_CRC_ALIAS(sym)				\
- static const struct kernel_symbol __ksymtab_##sym	\
-  __used __attribute__((section("__ksymtab"))) =	\
-    { (unsigned long)&orig, #sym };
- * floating point math emulator support.
- * These symbols will never change their calling convention...
- */

  parent reply	other threads:[~2009-11-07 21:04 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 13+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
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
2009-11-07 21:03 ` Alan Jenkins [this message]
2009-11-07 21:03 ` [PATCH 03/10] module: make MODULE_SYMBOL_PREFIX into a CONFIG option Alan Jenkins
2009-11-07 21:03 ` [PATCH 04/10] module: extract EXPORT_SYMBOL() from module.h into mod_export.h Alan Jenkins
2009-11-07 21:03 ` [PATCH 05/10] kbuild: sort the list of symbols exported by the kernel (__ksymtab) Alan Jenkins
2009-11-07 21:03 ` [PATCH 06/10] module: refactor symbol tables and try to reduce code size of each_symbol() Alan Jenkins
2009-11-07 21:03 ` [PATCH 07/10] lib: Add generic binary search function to the kernel Alan Jenkins
2009-11-07 21:03 ` [PATCH 08/10] lib: bsearch - remove redundant special case for arrays of size 0 Alan Jenkins
2009-11-07 21:04 ` [PATCH 09/10] module: speed up find_symbol() using binary search on the builtin symbol tables Alan Jenkins
2009-11-07 21:04 ` [PATCH 10/10] module: fix is_exported() to return true for all types of exports Alan Jenkins
2009-11-09  2:49   ` Rusty Russell
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
2009-11-02 16:52 Fast LKM symbol resolution Alan Jenkins
2009-11-03 10:06 ` [PATCH 02/10] ARM: unexport symbols used to implement floating point emulation Alan Jenkins

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