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Re: [PATCH 2/6] tlbex.c: Remove relocs[] and labels[] from the init.data

To: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <macro@linux-mips.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/6] tlbex.c: Remove relocs[] and labels[] from the init.data section
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>
Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2007 17:42:36 +0100
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On Wed, Oct 10, 2007 at 05:17:24PM +0100, Maciej W. Rozycki wrote:

> > > It increases the stack pressure a lot (more than 2500 bytes) but
> > > at this stage in the boot process, it shouldn't matter.
> > 
> > Even more for 64-bit kernel - and I would really like to keep reduce
> > the kernel stack for 64-bit kernels, THREAD_SIZE_ORDER 2 is already
> > slightly painful when memory becomes fragmented.
> 
>  I think the right fix is to implement "__initbss" along the lines of 
> "__initdata".

Indeed.  Doesn't even look so hard and would likely generally be welcome.

  Ralf

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