Commit 323581ef authored by Ben Hutchings's avatar Ben Hutchings

Add patch header to alpha fix based on the bug report it came from

svn path=/dists/sid/linux/; revision=19965
parent eb6123ea
From: Michael Cree <>
Subject: alpha: Use large data model
Date: Sun, 26 Aug 2012 15:01:24 +1200
We will have to move to the default compiler (gcc-4.6) but using gcc-4.6
to build the kernel results in relocation errors against the sbss
section during the link. This can be worked around by modifying the
-msmall-data compiler argument in arch/alpha/Makefile to -mlarge-data.
It means extra CPU instructions to access kernel global variables thus a
slightly larger and less efficient kernel. I did try to ask the gcc
Alpha maintainer why using gcc-4.6 should have such an effect but did
not get back a particularly informative answer.
diff --git a/arch/alpha/Makefile b/arch/alpha/Makefile
index 4759fe7..b5d44bd 100644
--- a/arch/alpha/Makefile
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