64bit kernel is huge

Michael Ellerman michael at ellerman.id.au
Thu Oct 1 13:36:16 EST 2009

On Mon, 2009-09-28 at 17:45 +1000, Anton Blanchard wrote:
> Hi,
> I've found at least one machine that wont boot 2.6.31-rc* with a 
> pseries_defconfig. If I move real-base from 0xc00000 to 0xd00000 it
> boots fine.
> # size vmlinux
>    text	   data	    bss	    dec	    hex	filename
> 9812942	1982496	1105228	12900666	 c4d93a	vmlinux
> Looks like we blow right through the 12MB mark. It desperately needs to eat
> less and lose weight.
> Here are some of the problem areas:
> 131072  lppaca
> 65536   paca
> I think we've attacked these before, not sure if there is anything left
> we can trim.

Why can't we dynamically allocate all but one paca? I seem to recall
Mikey tried it but it didn't work?

And on !ISERIES we should be able to allocate the lppacas too I think,
the HV doesn't know about them until register_vpa().

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