[uClinux-dev] [PATCH] Valid relocation symbol for FLAT format on ARM, v2

Jamie Lokier jamie at shareable.org
Sat Jan 2 18:07:08 EST 2010

Mike Frysinger wrote:
> when posting updates, you should put the "v2" and such inside of the
> "[patch]" marker like so: [PATCH v2].  git will remove this
> automatically when applying.

Thanks; I didn't know this.

> On Thursday 31 December 2009 20:26:45 Jun Sun wrote:
> >  #define	flat_old_ram_flag(flags)	(flags)
> > -#define	flat_reloc_valid(reloc, size)	((reloc) <= (size))
> > +#define	flat_reloc_valid(reloc, size)	((reloc) <= (size) + 0x1000)
> > +/* [jsun] new gcc 4.x generates ANCHOR symbols in order to reduce the size
> comments go above the thing they're documenting, not below.  the "[jsun]" is 
> also not really useful -- no one who reads this after the fact will have any 
> idea what "[jsun]" means.

I agree with everything Mike said.  Put the comment before the
#define, and lose the "[jsun]".  If someone wants to know who wrote
the comment they can use "git blame" and get your full email address.

Actually I'd go a bit further: I think it's be tidier to put the
comment and #define in their own block, separated by a blank line from
the other #defines.

I don't see how GCC can make the GOT smaller with relocs pointing
_after_ the end of the BSS (middle yes, but after?), but given that it
does, the patch looks good to me.

-- Jamie

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