[PATCH v2 00/15] init_mm: cleanup ARCH's text/data/brk setup code

Russell King (Oracle) linux at armlinux.org.uk
Mon Jun 7 02:31:21 PDT 2021

On Mon, Jun 07, 2021 at 07:48:54AM +0200, Christophe Leroy wrote:
> Hi Kefeng,
> What you could do is to define a __weak function that architectures can
> override and call that function from mm_init() as suggested by Mike,

The problem with weak functions is that they bloat the kernel. Each
time a weak function is overriden, it becomes dead unreachable code
within the kernel image.

At some point we're probabily going to have to enable -ffunction-sections
to (hopefully) allow the dead code to be discarded.

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