Re: crc32 and lib.a (was Re: [PATCH] nbd in 2.5.3 does not
Jeff Garzik (email@example.com)
Thu, 31 Jan 2002 15:31:15 -0500
On Thu, Jan 31, 2002 at 09:27:35PM +0100, Petr Vandrovec wrote:
> On 31 Jan 02 at 13:47, Jeff Garzik wrote:
> > On Thu, Jan 31, 2002 at 02:24:46PM +0100, Petr Vandrovec wrote:
> > > I've got strange idea and tried to build diskless machine around
> > > 2.5.3... Besides problem with segfaulting crc32 (it is initialized after
> > > net/ipv4/ipconfig.c due to lib/lib.a being a library... I had to hardcode
> > > lib/crc32.o before --start-group in main Makefile, but it is another
> > > story)
> > Would you be willing to cook up a patch for this problem?
> > I ran into this too. It was solved by setting CONFIG_CRC32=n and
> > letting the Makefile rules pull it in... but lib/lib.a needs to be
> > lib/lib.o really.
> Unfortunately during conversion I found that there is lib/bust_spinlocks.c,
> which is always included in lib.a, is always compiled, even if architecture
> provides its own bust_spinlocks function.
> As no other module in lib/ uses module_init() initalization, it looks
> to me like that we should move crc32.c from lib/ to kernel/, instead of
> turning lib.a into lib.o.
Having lib.a is really a special case, and we can easily fix that by
fixing bust_spinlocks, not by moving what is truly a library routine to
somewhere other than lib/
> But of course if there is consensus that I should convert lib/lib.a
> into lib/lib.o, I can either create Config.in symbol
> CONFIG_NEED_GENERIC_BUST_SPINLOCK, or add HAVE_ARCH_BUST_SPINLOCK #define
> into some of i386, ia64, mips64, s390 and s390x architecture dependent
Implementing HAVE_ARCH_BUST_SPINLOCK would follow kernel convention
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