More linker magic..

Linus Torvalds (
Mon, 2 Aug 1999 18:07:25 -0700 (PDT)

Ok, I finally did what I've wanted to do for a _loong_ time: get rid of
the horrible #ifdef CONFIG_XXXX mess in init/main.c.

Instead, any driver, filesystem or other entity can just register a kernel
command line string and/or a initialization function that will be executed
by using a magic section in the kernel linkage. So there is no need to
touch a common file to add a new driver or a architecture-specific kernel
command line entry.

I've fixed up a few of the old command lines and initialization functions,
but I'm hoping that driver writers can re-instate their own setup
functions rather than me trying to fix up them all by hand. For that
reason there is now a pre-patch-2.3.13-3 on under

Go wild.


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