I think the main benefit is leaving some of the hard bits
wrt linking to the user-space linker. Doesn't affect x86,
but it does affect at least alpha and ia64.
> So, if you adopt a policy that the .init section will be loaded
> contiguously ...
Well, due to the way shared libraries are constructed, the
.init sections *must* be loaded contiguously no matter what.
The question is, how to free that memory.
> I should also check and see if kmalloc returns pointers in the 4MB
> kernel huge page on x86, which would improve TLB usage.
I believe it does. This decision must be left to the per-arch
allocation routine though.
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