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Re: Another .text question

To: "Ralf Baechle" <ralf@uni-koblenz.de>
Subject: Re: Another .text question
From: "Bradley D. LaRonde" <brad@ltc.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Nov 1999 17:20:02 -0500
Cc: <linux-mips@fnet.fr>
References: <028a01bf3571$c1bc8f80$b8119526@ltc.com> <19991123230723.D16508@uni-koblenz.de>
----- Original Message -----
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@uni-koblenz.de>
To: Bradley D. LaRonde <brad@ltc.com>
Cc: <linux-mips@fnet.fr>
Sent: Tuesday, November 23, 1999 5:07 PM
Subject: Re: Another .text question


> On Tue, Nov 23, 1999 at 12:15:28AM -0500, Bradley D. LaRonde wrote:
>
> > That .text in head.S right before swapper_pg_dir - why is that there?
>
> To guarantee the right alignment for swapper_pg_dir.
>
> > swapper_pg_dir needs to be in write-able, no?
>
> Everything is writeable in the kernel case.

Thing is I'm executing out of ROM, so I have to divide between writeable and
non-writeable.

Will you consider switch those two .texts to .datas in the SGI sources?

Regards,
Brad

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