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ARM: 7568/1: Sort exception table at compile time

Add the ARM machine identifier to sortextable and select the
config option so that we can sort the exception table at compile
time. sortextable relies on a section named __ex_table existing
in the vmlinux, but ARM's linker script places the exception
table in the data section. Give the exception table its own
section so that sortextable can find it.

This allows us to skip the sorting step during boot.

Cc: David Daney <david.daney@cavium.com>
Signed-off-by: Stephen Boyd <sboyd@codeaurora.org>
Tested-by: Will Deacon <will.deacon@arm.com>
Signed-off-by: Russell King <rmk+kernel@arm.linux.org.uk>
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bebarino authored and Russell King committed Oct 29, 2012
1 parent a68becd commit ee951c630c5ce5108f8014ce1c9d738b5bbfea60
Showing with 11 additions and 10 deletions.
  1. +1 −0 arch/arm/Kconfig
  2. +9 −10 arch/arm/kernel/vmlinux.lds.S
  3. +1 −0 scripts/sortextable.c
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@@ -5,6 +5,7 @@ config ARM
select ARCH_HAS_ATOMIC64_DEC_IF_POSITIVE
select ARCH_HAVE_CUSTOM_GPIO_H
select ARCH_WANT_IPC_PARSE_VERSION
+ select BUILDTIME_EXTABLE_SORT if MMU
select CPU_PM if (SUSPEND || CPU_IDLE)
select DCACHE_WORD_ACCESS if (CPU_V6 || CPU_V6K || CPU_V7) && !CPU_BIG_ENDIAN
select GENERIC_ATOMIC64 if (CPU_V6 || !CPU_32v6K || !AEABI)
@@ -114,6 +114,15 @@ SECTIONS
RO_DATA(PAGE_SIZE)
+ . = ALIGN(4);
+ __ex_table : AT(ADDR(__ex_table) - LOAD_OFFSET) {
+ __start___ex_table = .;
+#ifdef CONFIG_MMU
+ *(__ex_table)
+#endif
+ __stop___ex_table = .;
+ }
+
#ifdef CONFIG_ARM_UNWIND
/*
* Stack unwinding tables
@@ -219,16 +228,6 @@ SECTIONS
CACHELINE_ALIGNED_DATA(L1_CACHE_BYTES)
READ_MOSTLY_DATA(L1_CACHE_BYTES)
- /*
- * The exception fixup table (might need resorting at runtime)
- */
- . = ALIGN(4);
- __start___ex_table = .;
-#ifdef CONFIG_MMU
- *(__ex_table)
-#endif
- __stop___ex_table = .;
-
/*
* and the usual data section
*/
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@@ -248,6 +248,7 @@ do_file(char const *const fname)
case EM_S390:
custom_sort = sort_relative_table;
break;
+ case EM_ARM:
case EM_MIPS:
break;
} /* end switch */

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