I think __initdata attribute is the answer.You just need to
put init data in init data section(via __initdata),there are many examples
在 2001-09-18 12:58:00 you wrote：
>I noticed that several global buffers are used by a few functions marked
>as __init functions. I assume that the code space used by these functions
>will be freed up when kernel initialization is completed, but can the
>associated global memory be freed up as well?
>An example can be found in arch/mips/mips-boards/generic/cmdline.c:
>char * __init prom_getcmdline(void);
>void __init prom_init_cmdline(void);
>arcs_cmdline is only used by these two functions and one other function
>marked as __init.
>This buffer is small, but it can apply to larger buffers as well. For
>example, in arch/mips/mips-boards/generic/printf.c, I think the functions
>putPromChar and getPromChar should be marked as __init functions, and the
>1k buffer "buf" is never used after initialization. Can this 1k be recovered?
>I know kmalloc could normally be used in kernel code, but that won't work on
>initialization code used before kmalloc is initialized.