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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH v3] xen: Work around Clang generating .data.rel.ro section for init-only files

On 24/02/16 09:49, Jan Beulich wrote:
>>>> On 23.02.16 at 19:36, <andrew.cooper3@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Clang-3.8 generates several .data.rel.ro sections when compiling Xen.  As
>> these contain no global symbols, they should be .data.rel.ro.local.  This
>> breaks the SPECIAL_DATA_SECTIONS check when converting the transition units 
>> to
>> being init-only.
>> For alternatives.c, explicitly move the nops arrays into __initconst.  For 
>> efi
>> boot.c, manually create the optimisation performed by Clang by collapsing 
>> the
>> switch statement into a lookup table.  The double use of const is required 
>> to
>> avoid breaking the ARM build by creating a section type conflict with
>> fdt_guid.
>> Signed-off-by: Andrew Cooper <andrew.cooper3@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Reviewed-by: Jan Beulich <jbeulich@xxxxxxxx>
> Build-tested-by: Jan Beulich <jbeulich@xxxxxxxx>
> I've also re-worded the second paragraph to refer to the newly
> introduced section, and replaced "transition" with "translation" in
> the first one. I hope that's okay with you.

Yes - fine by me.


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