[PATCH] ARM: Avoid discarding sections that might have SMP_ON_UP fixups

Russell King - ARM Linux linux at arm.linux.org.uk
Wed Feb 9 09:22:11 EST 2011

On Wed, Jan 26, 2011 at 05:25:35PM +0000, Dave P. Martin wrote:
> SMP_ON_UP fixups lead to vmlinux link errors if those sections are
> discarded at link-time.  In particular this may happen for built-in
> __exit stuff.
> This patch modifies the vmlinux linker script to reduce the amount
> of discarded sections, and tries to make sure that __exit sections
> are kept in.
> This is a hack and probably wrong!  Further discussion is needed.  

Can you send the configuration which you see this problem with?
I've tried to build a kernel which inlines the spinlocks, but I find
that's not possible, so I'm doubting whether any fix is required for

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