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

Detlef Vollmann dv at vollmann.ch
Thu Dec 10 13:14:25 PST 2015

On 12/10/15 21:59, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> On Thursday 10 December 2015 20:03:18 Detlef Vollmann wrote:
>> 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'
> The first and third row are without my patches, once they are applied,
> ARCH_ORION becomes a sub-option of ARCH_MULTIPLATFORM.
So with your patches it's no longer possible to build a small kernel, correct?


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