[PATCH v2 0/2] arm64: Cut rebuild time when changing CONFIG_BLK_DEV_INITRD

Mike Rapoport rppt at linux.ibm.com
Fri Oct 26 04:07:09 PDT 2018


On Thu, Oct 25, 2018 at 04:07:13PM -0700, Florian Fainelli wrote:
> On 10/25/18 2:13 PM, Rob Herring wrote:
> > On Thu, Oct 25, 2018 at 12:30 PM Mike Rapoport <rppt at linux.ibm.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> On Thu, Oct 25, 2018 at 08:15:15AM -0500, Rob Herring wrote:
> >>> +Ard
> >>>
> >>> On Thu, Oct 25, 2018 at 4:38 AM Mike Rapoport <rppt at linux.ibm.com> wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>> On Wed, Oct 24, 2018 at 02:55:17PM -0500, Rob Herring wrote:
> >>>>> On Wed, Oct 24, 2018 at 2:33 PM Florian Fainelli <f.fainelli at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> Hi all,
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> While investigating why ARM64 required a ton of objects to be rebuilt
> >>>>>> when toggling CONFIG_DEV_BLK_INITRD, it became clear that this was
> >>>>>> because we define __early_init_dt_declare_initrd() differently and we do
> >>>>>> that in arch/arm64/include/asm/memory.h which gets included by a fair
> >>>>>> amount of other header files, and translation units as well.
> >>>>>
> >>>> I think arm64 does not have to redefine __early_init_dt_declare_initrd().
> >>>> Something like this might be just all we need (completely untested,
> >>>> probably it won't even compile):

[ ... ]
 
> FWIW, I am extracting the ARM implementation that parses the initrd
> early command line parameter and the "setup" code doing the page
> boundary alignment and memblock checking into a helper into lib/ that
> other architectures can re-use. So far, this removes the need for
> unicore32, arc and arm to duplicate essentially the same logic.

Presuming you are going to need asm-generic/initrd.h for that as well,
using override for __early_init_dt_declare_initrd in arm64 version of
initrd.h might be the simplest option.

> -- 
> Florian
> 

-- 
Sincerely yours,
Mike.




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