Re: __initdata and struct dmi_system_id?

From: Henrique de Moraes Holschuh
Date: Sun Sep 14 2008 - 07:33:38 EST

On Sun, 14 Sep 2008, Németh Márton wrote:
> The other interesting question on this topic is that what about the
> error message strings which are used as parameter of the printk() calls.
> Those strings are combined together for a function which is marked with
> __init and the functions which are normal functions. The strings which
> are only used by the functions marked with __init could be freed, but
> the strings of the normal functions shouldn't be.

Yeah, if we could get them all in a init.rodata section, we could just throw
them away along with the init section afterwards...

I do think I have seen a patch about init.rodata in LKML not too long ago,

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where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
Henrique Holschuh
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