[PATCH] arm: Describe required sort order for textofs-y (TEXT_OFFSET)

Daniel Thompson daniel.thompson at linaro.org
Tue May 6 07:12:28 PDT 2014

The section of the makefile that determines the TEXT_OFFSET is sorted
by address so that, in multi-arch kernel builds, the architecture with the
most stringent requirements for the kernel base address gets to define
TEXT_OFFSET. The comment should reflect that.

Signed-off-by: Daniel Thompson <daniel.thompson at linaro.org>
 arch/arm/Makefile | 3 +++
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)

diff --git a/arch/arm/Makefile b/arch/arm/Makefile
index 41c1931..6857fec 100644
--- a/arch/arm/Makefile
+++ b/arch/arm/Makefile
@@ -127,6 +127,9 @@ CHECKFLAGS	+= -D__arm__
 #Default value
 head-y		:= arch/arm/kernel/head$(MMUEXT).o
+# Text offset. This list is sorted numerically by address in order to
+# provide a means to avoid/resolve conflicts in multi-arch kernels.
 textofs-y	:= 0x00008000
 textofs-$(CONFIG_ARCH_CLPS711X) := 0x00028000
 # We don't want the htc bootloader to corrupt kernel during resume

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