Re: [PATCH v3 0/2] Ajust lockdep static allocations for sparc

From: Geert Uytterhoeven
Date: Tue Nov 29 2016 - 08:39:35 EST

Hi Peter,

On Tue, Nov 29, 2016 at 2:31 PM, Peter Zijlstra <peterz@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 29, 2016 at 02:26:47PM +0100, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
>> On Tue, Nov 29, 2016 at 1:29 PM, Peter Zijlstra <peterz@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> > On Tue, Nov 29, 2016 at 12:52:04PM +0100, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
>> >> Not because of platforms with not limited memory, but because of platforms
>> >> with boot loaders that have silly kernel size limitations, and start
>> >> scribbling over the DTB or even theirselves when copying a large kernel image.
>> >
>> > Right, that's the weird platforms clause above, and those can select the
>> > option.
>> Their Kconfig files can select it. The users can't.
>> What about making it visible depending on EXPERT?
> Not understanding, why would a user ever need it? The platform knows if
> its has funny boot image size limits, no?

The boot loader does not come with the kernel, so the platform cannot
know for sure.



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