Commit 409f89e0 authored by Sergey Vlasov's avatar Sergey Vlasov Committed by Linus Torvalds
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[PATCH] x86_64: Do not use -ffunction-sections for modules

Currently CONFIG_REORDER uses -ffunction-sections for all code;
however, creating a separate section for each function is not useful
for modules and just adds bloat.  Moving this option from CFLAGS to
CFLAGS_KERNEL shrinks module object files (e.g., the module tree for a
kernel built with most drivers as modules shrinked from 54M to 46M),
and decreases the number of sysfs files in /sys/module/*/sections/
Signed-off-by: default avatarSergey Vlasov <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndi Kleen <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent 899ced0d
......@@ -27,6 +27,7 @@ LDFLAGS_vmlinux :=
CHECKFLAGS += -D__x86_64__ -m64
cflags-y :=
cflags-kernel-y :=
cflags-$(CONFIG_MK8) += $(call cc-option,-march=k8)
cflags-$(CONFIG_MPSC) += $(call cc-option,-march=nocona)
cflags-$(CONFIG_GENERIC_CPU) += $(call cc-option,-mtune=generic)
......@@ -35,7 +36,7 @@ cflags-y += -m64
cflags-y += -mno-red-zone
cflags-y += -mcmodel=kernel
cflags-y += -pipe
cflags-$(CONFIG_REORDER) += -ffunction-sections
cflags-kernel-$(CONFIG_REORDER) += -ffunction-sections
# this makes reading assembly source easier, but produces worse code
# actually it makes the kernel smaller too.
cflags-y += -fno-reorder-blocks
......@@ -55,6 +56,7 @@ cflags-y += $(call cc-option,-funit-at-a-time)
cflags-y += $(call cc-option,-mno-sse -mno-mmx -mno-sse2 -mno-3dnow,)
CFLAGS += $(cflags-y)
CFLAGS_KERNEL += $(cflags-kernel-y)
AFLAGS += -m64
head-y := arch/x86_64/kernel/head.o arch/x86_64/kernel/head64.o arch/x86_64/kernel/init_task.o
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