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authorAlan Jenkins <alan-jenkins@tuffmail.co.uk>2009-11-07 21:03:53 +0000
committerRusty Russell <rusty@rustcorp.com.au>2009-12-15 16:28:22 +1030
commit3e7b19efe621bcf8bfef896c9c4cc5c99c52c3ec (patch)
parente3f28c1333acfe9e4109b836bc15caf794e94d09 (diff)
ARM: unexport symbols used to implement floating point emulation
The Kconfigs for in-tree floating point emulation do not allow building as modules. That leaves the Acorn FPEmulator module. I found two public releases of this as a binary module for 2.1 and 2.2 kernels, optimized for ARMV4.[1] If there is a resurgence of interest in this, the symbols can always be re-exported. This allows the EXPORT_SYMBOL_ALIAS() hack to be removed. The ulterior motive here is that EXPORT_SYMBOL_ALIAS() makes it harder to sort the resulting kernel symbol tables. Sorted symbol tables will allow faster symbol resolution during module loading. Note that fp_send_sigs() and fp_printk() are simply aliases for existing exports and add no obvious value. Similarly fp_enter could easily be renamed to kern_fp_enter at the point of definition. Therefore removing EXPORT_SYMBOL_ALIAS will not serve as a material obstacle to re-adding the exports should they be desired in future. Build tested only. [1] http://ftp.arm.linux.org.uk/pub/linux/arm/fpemulator/ Signed-off-by: Alan Jenkins <alan-jenkins@tuffmail.co.uk> CC: Russell King <linux@arm.linux.org.uk> Signed-off-by: Rusty Russell <rusty@rustcorp.com.au>
1 files changed, 0 insertions, 20 deletions
diff --git a/arch/arm/kernel/armksyms.c b/arch/arm/kernel/armksyms.c
index 0e627705f746..8214bfebfaca 100644
--- a/arch/arm/kernel/armksyms.c
+++ b/arch/arm/kernel/armksyms.c
@@ -48,27 +48,7 @@ extern void __aeabi_uidivmod(void);
extern void __aeabi_ulcmp(void);
extern void fpundefinstr(void);
-extern void fp_enter(void);
- * This has a special calling convention; it doesn't
- * modify any of the usual registers, except for LR.
- */
-#define EXPORT_CRC_ALIAS(sym) __CRC_SYMBOL(sym, "")
-#define EXPORT_SYMBOL_ALIAS(sym,orig) \
- static const struct kernel_symbol __ksymtab_##sym \
- __used __attribute__((section("__ksymtab"))) = \
- { (unsigned long)&orig, #sym };
- * floating point math emulator support.
- * These symbols will never change their calling convention...
- */

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