Re: [PATCH 1/5] Include *(.text.*) in TEXT_TEXT

From: Tim Abbott
Date: Mon Jun 14 2010 - 18:21:16 EST

On Mon, 14 Jun 2010, Matt Fleming wrote:

> Do these special kernel sections include things like the parisc
> .text.do_softirq, .text.sys_exit, etc? James raised a good objection to
> the parisc patch of this series. I'm guessing most people saw it already
> but I'll paste it here for reference,
> This would destroy all of the named parisc text ordering we do above the
> removed line because now you'd have swept up all the function sections
> before we get to them, won't it?
> The ordering is an execution speed up on 32 bit systems because our
> relative jump is so short.
> Will you changes handle this OK?

I think I addressed this in my reply to James just now, but to be super
clear, this -ffunction-sections plan involves renaming .text.do_softirq to
.text..do_softirq (etc.) first.

-Tim Abbott
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