Jettisoning initialization code...

Christopher Horn (
Sun, 26 Jan 1997 14:41:02 -0500

There was some talk not too long ago about freeing up memory used by
functions and data that are only referenced during initialization by
grouping them together into their own ELF section that could be
discarded after setup was complete. I was looking at the Sparc stuff in
2.1.23 to see how this was done.

I probably missed it, but where in the code do the text.init and
data.init sections get released?

And is anybody working on adding this functionality to the Intel kernel