lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2018]   [Jul]   [3]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
/
Date
From
SubjectRe: [PATCH v9 0/6] add support for relative references in special sections

* Ard Biesheuvel <ard.biesheuvel@linaro.org> wrote:

> On 27 June 2018 at 17:15, Will Deacon <will.deacon@arm.com> wrote:
> > Hi Ard,
> >
> > On Tue, Jun 26, 2018 at 08:27:55PM +0200, Ard Biesheuvel wrote:
> >> This adds support for emitting special sections such as initcall arrays,
> >> PCI fixups and tracepoints as relative references rather than absolute
> >> references. This reduces the size by 50% on 64-bit architectures, but
> >> more importantly, it removes the need for carrying relocation metadata
> >> for these sections in relocatable kernels (e.g., for KASLR) that needs
> >> to be fixed up at boot time. On arm64, this reduces the vmlinux footprint
> >> of such a reference by 8x (8 byte absolute reference + 24 byte RELA entry
> >> vs 4 byte relative reference)
> >>
> >> Patch #3 was sent out before as a single patch. This series supersedes
> >> the previous submission. This version makes relative ksymtab entries
> >> dependent on the new Kconfig symbol HAVE_ARCH_PREL32_RELOCATIONS rather
> >> than trying to infer from kbuild test robot replies for which architectures
> >> it should be blacklisted.
> >>
> >> Patch #1 introduces the new Kconfig symbol HAVE_ARCH_PREL32_RELOCATIONS,
> >> and sets it for the main architectures that are expected to benefit the
> >> most from this feature, i.e., 64-bit architectures or ones that use
> >> runtime relocations.
> >>
> >> Patch #2 add support for #define'ing __DISABLE_EXPORTS to get rid of
> >> ksymtab/kcrctab sections in decompressor and EFI stub objects when
> >> rebuilding existing C files to run in a different context.
> >
> > I had a small question on patch 3, but it's really for my understanding.
> > So, for patches 1-3:
> >
> > Reviewed-by: Will Deacon <will.deacon@arm.com>
> >
>
> Thanks all.
>
> Thomas, Ingo,
>
> Except for the below tweak against patch #3 for powerpc, which may
> apparently get confused by an input section called .discard without
> any suffixes, this series is good to go, but requires your ack to
> proceed, so I would like to ask you to share your comments and/or
> objections. Also, any suggestions or recommendations regarding the
> route these patches should take are highly appreciated.

LGTM:

Acked-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>

Regarding route - I suspect -mm would be good, or any other tree that does a lot
of cross-arch testing?

Thanks,

Ingo

\
 
 \ /
  Last update: 2018-07-03 10:39    [W:0.063 / U:30.664 seconds]
©2003-2020 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site