Re: [tip:x86/urgent] x86: Fix build with older binutilsandconsolidate linker script

From: Jan Beulich
Date: Tue Aug 25 2009 - 10:35:51 EST

>>> Ingo Molnar <mingo@xxxxxxx> 25.08.09 16:14 >>>
>* Jan Beulich <JBeulich@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> >>> Ingo Molnar <mingo@xxxxxxx> 25.08.09 15:56 >>>
>> >Would it be possible to split it into two pieces: 'minimal fix' and
>> >'clean up' portions?
>> Besides being cumbersome, that would make it even larger, so I'd
>> say that's not worth it.
>I mean the two patches yield the same end result. The first one

I also understood it that way.

>(which is smaller, hopefully) gets committed to x86/urgent, the
>second one (the cleanups and other non-essentials) gets pushed
>upstream in .32.

The cleanup part really isn't much more than what I described with
"Once touching this code, also use the various data section helper
macros from include/asm-generic/", and if the first
patch wouldn't use those macros, it would just grow and become
even less readable.


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