Re: Dynamic patching in discarded sections

From: Nicolas Pitre
Date: Thu Jun 16 2011 - 13:41:11 EST

On Thu, 16 Jun 2011, Dave Martin wrote:

> On Thu, Jun 16, 2011 at 05:25:03PM +0200, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> > On Thursday 16 June 2011, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> > > 10000 randconfig kernel build later without that patch, I'm rather sure
> > > that there is only a single driver that is suffering from this. While your
> > > patch absolutely makes sense, a less invasive workaround would be to just
> > > not mark mmc_spi_remove as __devexit until Dave's patch gets in.
> >
> > Scratch that. Even when Dave's patch gets into binutils, we'd still need to
> > make a compile time decision to figure out if the linker is new enough, so
> > we definitely need Nicolas' patch as well.
> >
> > Arnd
> It would be nice to get it merged for the longer term, but we'll have
> quite a long transitional period while the change propagates.

That is assuming such a change gets merged to start with.

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