Re: [PATCH] (updated, rolled up) make section names compatible with-ffunction-sections -fdata-sections

From: Geert Uytterhoeven
Date: Fri Jul 18 2008 - 02:17:38 EST

On Thu, 17 Jul 2008, Denys Vlasenko wrote:
> Here is the update against current Linus tree,
> rolled up into one patch.
> James Bottomley suggested a different naming scheme:
> instead of swapping parts (.text.head -> .head.text),
> prepend .kernel to our special section names.
> This patch implements his idea.

Why not '.linux'?

> ppc and v850 are dropped per comments from arch people.
> parisc and x86 had minor fixes. x86 fix added proper
> executable bits to a section:
> -.section ".text.head"
> +.section ".kernel.text.head","ax",@progbits
> Does arch/m68k/kernel/sun3-head.S need the same fix?

Sure, why not?



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