Re: optimize __gp location

From: Matthew Wilcox <matthew_at_wil.cx>
Date: 2005-01-25 00:29:18
On Tue, Jan 25, 2005 at 12:22:16AM +1100, Keith Owens wrote:
> Unfortunately marking jiffies and similar small but high usage
> variables as section .sbss or .sdata requires changes to common code.
> It might be worth doing, but the change would have to be structured so
> it worked on all architectures.

I think there are other architectures which would prefer
small-and-frequently-used global variables to be placed somewhere special,
so there may well be wide-spread enthusiasm for such an annotation.

CC'ing linux-kernel to see if anyone bites.

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