Re: [PATCH] Disable CONFIG_CONSTRUCTORS when not needed byCONFIG_GCOV_KERNEL
From: Josh Triplett
Date: Mon Jun 06 2011 - 18:11:21 EST
On Mon, Jun 06, 2011 at 12:56:33PM +0200, Peter Oberparleiter wrote:
> On 05.06.2011 10:21, Josh Triplett wrote:
> >CONFIG_CONSTRUCTORS controls support for running constructor functions
> >at kernel init time. According to commit
> >b99b87f70c7785ab1e253c6220f4b0b57ce3a7f7, gcov (CONFIG_GCOV_KERNEL)
> >needs this. However, CONFIG_CONSTRUCTORS currently defaults to y, with
> >no option to disable it, and CONFIG_GCOV_KERNEL depends on it. Instead,
> >default it to n and have CONFIG_GCOV_KERNEL select it, so that the
> >normal case of CONFIG_GCOV_KERNEL=n will result in
> >Observed in the short list of =y values in a minimal kernel
> >Signed-off-by: Josh Triplett<josh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> I tested this patch and GCOV profiling still works with it applied.
> To my knowledge, GCOV profiling is the only kernel mechanism using
> GCC's constructors and this may save some bytes.
> Acked-by: Peter Oberparleiter <peter.oberparleiter@xxxxxxxxxx>
Excellent, thanks for testing and acking.
What tree should this patch go through?
- Josh Triplett
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