[PATCH 0/5] ARM: orion5x/dove/mv78xx0 multiplatform

Detlef Vollmann dv at vollmann.ch
Thu Dec 10 11:03:18 PST 2015

On 12/10/15 14:43, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> On Thursday 10 December 2015 14:18:11 Arnd Bergmann wrote:
>> On Thursday 10 December 2015 13:56:05 Detlef Vollmann wrote:

>>> The bad news:
>>> My own config (which is massivly stripped down) produces a kernel
>>> image that's more than 26K bigger than on v4.4-rc3 without any
>>> added functionality.
>>> The DNS-323 is extremly constrained in space (the whole system
>>> including boot loader, kernel and filesystem has to fit into 8M flash).
>>> Any ideas how I can get rid of this additional overhead?
>> Can you send me your config file? I can have a look.
> I've done a quick check with an allnoconfig-like test and it seems that
> CONFIG_OF is weighing in at around 86K here, with all the other options
> it pulls in, comparing an allnoconfig kernel for DS-323 with one that
> has CONFIG_OF enabled as well.
> The multiplatform kernel also enables CONFIG_OF unconditionally, but is
> otherwise a little smaller than the mach-orion5x based one:
>    text    data     bss     dec     hex filename
>  942144   64112   17648 1023904   f9fa0 build/tmp/vmlinux-orion-allno
> 1027516   54052   20824 1102392  10d238 build/tmp/vmlinux-multi-plus-orion
> 1025320   66020   18744 1110084  10f044 build/tmp/vmlinux-orion-plus-of
> The diff below shows all the differences between orion-allno and
> multi-plus-orion.
How did you get the orion-allno config and how did you get it compiled?
I tried to apply your changes to my config and compile it, but
it started silentoldconfig which introduced back 'ARCH_MULTIPLATFORM'


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