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Re: [Xen-devel] [RFC 02/24] xen: Introduce __initconst to store initial const data

>>> Julien Grall <julien.grall@xxxxxxxxxx> 08/16/13 11:06 PM >>>
>It's possible to have 2 type (const and non-const) of data in the same
>compilation unit. Using only __initdata will result to a compilation error:
>error: $variablename causes as section tupe conflict with $variablename2
>because a section containing const variables is marked read only and so cannot
>contain non-const variables.

I don't mind this change, but so far we avoided this by simply not marking
such objects 'const'. I didn't check whether the ARM port is different in this
regard, but the x86 port till now didn't care to mark regular read-only data
read-only at runtime, so there's little point in being over-ambitious for init-
only data.


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