Dynamic patching in discarded sections

Dave Martin dave.martin at linaro.org
Thu Jun 16 13:07:54 EDT 2011

On Thu, Jun 16, 2011 at 05:25:03PM +0200, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> On Thursday 16 June 2011, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> > 10000 randconfig kernel build later without that patch, I'm rather sure
> > that there is only a single driver that is suffering from this. While your
> > patch absolutely makes sense, a less invasive workaround would be to just
> > not mark mmc_spi_remove as __devexit until Dave's patch gets in.
> Scratch that. Even when Dave's patch gets into binutils, we'd still need to
> make a compile time decision to figure out if the linker is new enough, so
> we definitely need Nicolas' patch as well.
> 	Arnd

It would be nice to get it merged for the longer term, but we'll have
quite a long transitional period while the change propagates.

So we'd still need some other workaround for now.


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