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[PATCH 0/4] section name cleanup for mips

To: Sam Ravnborg <>
Subject: [PATCH 0/4] section name cleanup for mips
From: Tim Abbott <tabbott@MIT.EDU>
Date: Thu, 30 Apr 2009 19:53:26 -0400
Cc: Linux kernel mailing list <>, Anders Kaseorg <>, Waseem Daher <>, Denys Vlasenko <>, Jeff Arnold <>, Ralf Baechle <>,, Tim Abbott <>
Original-recipient: rfc822;
This patch series cleans up the section names on the mips
architecture.  It requires the architecture-independent macro
definitions from this patch series:


The long-term goal here is to add support for building the kernel with
-ffunction-sections -fdata-sections.  This requires renaming all the
magic section names in the kernel of the form,,, and to not have collisions with sections
generated for code like:

static int nosave = 0; /* -fdata-sections places in .data.nosave */
static void head(); /* -ffunction-sections places in .text.head */

Note that these patches have not been boot-tested (aside from testing
the analogous changes on x86), since I don't have access to the
appropriate hardware.

        -Tim Abbott

Tim Abbott (4):
  mips: use NOSAVE_DATA macro for .data.nosave section.
  mips: use new macro for .data.cacheline_aligned section.
  mips: use new macros for .data.init_task.
  mips: use .text, not .text.start, for lasat boot loader.

 arch/mips/kernel/init_task.c           |    5 ++---
 arch/mips/kernel/         |   19 +++----------------
 arch/mips/lasat/image/head.S           |    2 +-
 arch/mips/lasat/image/romscript.normal |    2 +-
 4 files changed, 7 insertions(+), 21 deletions(-)

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