Re: [RFC v2 3/7] firmware: port built-in section to linker table
From: Luis R. Rodriguez
Date: Mon Feb 29 2016 - 13:56:22 EST
On Mon, Feb 29, 2016 at 10:12:50AM +0000, David Woodhouse wrote:
> On Fri, 2016-02-19 at 05:45 -0800, Luis R. Rodriguez wrote:
> > This ports built-in firmware to use linker tables,
> > this replaces the custom section solution with a
> > generic solution.
> > This also demos the use of the .rodata (SECTION_RO)
> > linker tables.
> > Tested with 0 built-in firmware, 1 and 2 built-in
> > firmwares successfully.
> I think we'd do better to rip this support out entirely. It just isn't
> needed; firmware can live in an initramfs and don't even need *any*
> actual running userspace support to load it from there these days, do
I think this is reasonable if and only if we really don't know of anyone
out there not able to use initramfs. I'm happy to rip it out.