Patchwork [U-Boot] arm: remove unneeded symbol offsets and _TEXT_BASE

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Submitter Albert ARIBAUD
Date Oct. 13, 2013, 5:59 a.m.
Message ID <1381643983-9263-1-git-send-email-albert.u.boot@aribaud.net>
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Permalink /patch/283054/
State Superseded
Delegated to: Albert ARIBAUD
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Albert ARIBAUD - Oct. 13, 2013, 5:59 a.m.
Remove the last uses of symbol offsets in ARM U-Boot.
Remove some needless uses of _TEXT_BASE.
Remove all _TEXT_BASE definitions.

Signed-off-by: Albert ARIBAUD <albert.u.boot@aribaud.net>
---
NOTE: this is not intended for inclusion in 2013.10. :)

_TEXT_BASE was only used by ARM to allow resolution of
symbol offsets, themselves only needed due to absolute
relocations.

In some places, _TEXT_BASE was locally defined only
to provide a literal for CONFIG_SYS_TEXT_BASE when the
latter could have been used directly.

Sometimes even, _TEXT_BASE was defined but unused.

Since all relocations in ARM are relative, offsets,
_TEXT_BASE and CONFIG_SYS_SYM_OFFSETS can be completely
removed, and their uses can be replaced with adequate
use of compiler-generated symbols from sections.c file.

 README                                      |  6 ------
 arch/arm/cpu/arm1136/start.S                | 27 ---------------------------
 arch/arm/cpu/arm1176/start.S                | 27 ---------------------------
 arch/arm/cpu/arm720t/start.S                | 26 --------------------------
 arch/arm/cpu/arm920t/start.S                | 26 --------------------------
 arch/arm/cpu/arm926ejs/at91/lowlevel_init.S | 14 +-------------
 arch/arm/cpu/arm926ejs/mxs/start.S          | 27 ---------------------------
 arch/arm/cpu/arm926ejs/start.S              | 27 ---------------------------
 arch/arm/cpu/arm946es/start.S               | 26 --------------------------
 arch/arm/cpu/arm_intcm/start.S              | 26 --------------------------
 arch/arm/cpu/armv7/omap3/lowlevel_init.S    |  3 ---
 arch/arm/cpu/armv7/start.S                  | 23 -----------------------
 arch/arm/cpu/ixp/start.S                    | 26 --------------------------
 arch/arm/cpu/pxa/start.S                    | 27 ---------------------------
 arch/arm/cpu/sa1100/start.S                 | 26 --------------------------
 arch/arm/lib/board.c                        | 12 ++++++------
 board/armltd/integrator/lowlevel_init.S     |  2 +-
 board/cm4008/flash.c                        |  2 +-
 board/cm41xx/flash.c                        |  2 +-
 board/mpl/vcma9/lowlevel_init.S             |  5 +----
 board/mx1ads/lowlevel_init.S                |  4 ----
 board/samsung/goni/lowlevel_init.S          |  3 ---
 board/samsung/smdk2410/lowlevel_init.S      |  5 +----
 board/samsung/smdk5250/lowlevel_init.S      |  5 +----
 board/samsung/smdkc100/lowlevel_init.S      |  3 ---
 board/ti/omap5912osk/lowlevel_init.S        |  4 ----
 board/ti/omap730p2/lowlevel_init.S          |  3 ---
 common/board_f.c                            | 18 +++++++-----------
 common/board_r.c                            |  4 ++--
 include/asm-generic/sections.h              | 26 +++++++-------------------
 30 files changed, 29 insertions(+), 406 deletions(-)

Patch

diff --git a/README b/README
index 0bb1ad5..1f9e16f 100644
--- a/README
+++ b/README
@@ -3522,12 +3522,6 @@  Configuration Settings:
 	its config.mk file). If you find problems enabling this option on
 	your board please report the problem and send patches!
 
-- CONFIG_SYS_SYM_OFFSETS
-	This is set by architectures that use offsets for link symbols
-	instead of absolute values. So bss_start is obtained using an
-	offset _bss_start_ofs from CONFIG_SYS_TEXT_BASE, rather than
-	directly. You should not need to touch this setting.
-
 - CONFIG_OMAP_PLATFORM_RESET_TIME_MAX_USEC (OMAP only)
 	This is set by OMAP boards for the max time that reset should
 	be asserted. See doc/README.omap-reset-time for details on how
diff --git a/arch/arm/cpu/arm1136/start.S b/arch/arm/cpu/arm1136/start.S
index bd1e067..d15124b 100644
--- a/arch/arm/cpu/arm1136/start.S
+++ b/arch/arm/cpu/arm1136/start.S
@@ -70,32 +70,6 @@  _end_vect:
  *************************************************************************
  */
 
-.globl _TEXT_BASE
-_TEXT_BASE:
-#if defined(CONFIG_SPL_BUILD) && defined(CONFIG_SPL_TEXT_BASE)
-	.word	CONFIG_SPL_TEXT_BASE
-#else
-	.word	CONFIG_SYS_TEXT_BASE
-#endif
-
-/*
- * These are defined in the board-specific linker script.
- * Subtracting _start from them lets the linker put their
- * relative position in the executable instead of leaving
- * them null.
- */
-.globl _bss_start_ofs
-_bss_start_ofs:
-	.word __bss_start - _start
-
-.globl _bss_end_ofs
-_bss_end_ofs:
-	.word __bss_end - _start
-
-.globl _end_ofs
-_end_ofs:
-	.word _end - _start
-
 #ifdef CONFIG_USE_IRQ
 /* IRQ stack memory (calculated at run-time) */
 .globl IRQ_STACK_START
@@ -295,7 +269,6 @@  cpu_init_crit:
 #ifdef CONFIG_SPL_BUILD
 	.align	5
 do_hang:
-	ldr	sp, _TEXT_BASE			/* use 32 words about stack */
 	bl	hang				/* hang and never return */
 #else	/* !CONFIG_SPL_BUILD */
 	.align	5
diff --git a/arch/arm/cpu/arm1176/start.S b/arch/arm/cpu/arm1176/start.S
index ffd7dd0..ce62011 100644
--- a/arch/arm/cpu/arm1176/start.S
+++ b/arch/arm/cpu/arm1176/start.S
@@ -77,33 +77,6 @@  _end_vect:
  *************************************************************************
  */
 
-.globl _TEXT_BASE
-_TEXT_BASE:
-#if defined(CONFIG_SPL_BUILD) && defined(CONFIG_SPL_TEXT_BASE)
-	.word	CONFIG_SPL_TEXT_BASE
-#else
-	.word	CONFIG_SYS_TEXT_BASE
-#endif
-
-/*
- * These are defined in the board-specific linker script.
- * Subtracting _start from them lets the linker put their
- * relative position in the executable instead of leaving
- * them null.
- */
-
-.globl _bss_start_ofs
-_bss_start_ofs:
-	.word __bss_start - _start
-
-.globl _bss_end_ofs
-_bss_end_ofs:
-	.word __bss_end - _start
-
-.globl _end_ofs
-_end_ofs:
-	.word _end - _start
-
 /* IRQ stack memory (calculated at run-time) + 8 bytes */
 .globl IRQ_STACK_START_IN
 IRQ_STACK_START_IN:
diff --git a/arch/arm/cpu/arm720t/start.S b/arch/arm/cpu/arm720t/start.S
index b6bfacf..e167e4c 100644
--- a/arch/arm/cpu/arm720t/start.S
+++ b/arch/arm/cpu/arm720t/start.S
@@ -67,32 +67,6 @@  _pad:			.word 0x12345678 /* now 16*4=64 */
  *************************************************************************
  */
 
-.globl _TEXT_BASE
-_TEXT_BASE:
-#if defined(CONFIG_SPL_BUILD) && defined(CONFIG_SPL_TEXT_BASE)
-	.word	CONFIG_SPL_TEXT_BASE
-#else
-	.word	CONFIG_SYS_TEXT_BASE
-#endif
-
-/*
- * These are defined in the board-specific linker script.
- * Subtracting _start from them lets the linker put their
- * relative position in the executable instead of leaving
- * them null.
- */
-.globl _bss_start_ofs
-_bss_start_ofs:
-	.word __bss_start - _start
-
-.globl _bss_end_ofs
-_bss_end_ofs:
-	.word __bss_end - _start
-
-.globl _end_ofs
-_end_ofs:
-	.word _end - _start
-
 #ifdef CONFIG_USE_IRQ
 /* IRQ stack memory (calculated at run-time) */
 .globl IRQ_STACK_START
diff --git a/arch/arm/cpu/arm920t/start.S b/arch/arm/cpu/arm920t/start.S
index a67b659..7bf094a 100644
--- a/arch/arm/cpu/arm920t/start.S
+++ b/arch/arm/cpu/arm920t/start.S
@@ -55,32 +55,6 @@  _fiq:			.word fiq
  *************************************************************************
  */
 
-.globl _TEXT_BASE
-_TEXT_BASE:
-#if defined(CONFIG_SPL_BUILD) && defined(CONFIG_SPL_TEXT_BASE)
-	.word	CONFIG_SPL_TEXT_BASE
-#else
-	.word	CONFIG_SYS_TEXT_BASE
-#endif
-
-/*
- * These are defined in the board-specific linker script.
- * Subtracting _start from them lets the linker put their
- * relative position in the executable instead of leaving
- * them null.
- */
-.globl _bss_start_ofs
-_bss_start_ofs:
-	.word __bss_start - _start
-
-.globl _bss_end_ofs
-_bss_end_ofs:
-	.word __bss_end - _start
-
-.globl _end_ofs
-_end_ofs:
-	.word _end - _start
-
 #ifdef CONFIG_USE_IRQ
 /* IRQ stack memory (calculated at run-time) */
 .globl IRQ_STACK_START
diff --git a/arch/arm/cpu/arm926ejs/at91/lowlevel_init.S b/arch/arm/cpu/arm926ejs/at91/lowlevel_init.S
index 39de2f4..7d1a633 100644
--- a/arch/arm/cpu/arm926ejs/at91/lowlevel_init.S
+++ b/arch/arm/cpu/arm926ejs/at91/lowlevel_init.S
@@ -26,27 +26,18 @@ 
 #define CONFIG_SYS_MATRIX_EBICSA_VAL CONFIG_SYS_MATRIX_EBI0CSA_VAL
 #endif
 
-_TEXT_BASE:
-	.word	CONFIG_SYS_TEXT_BASE
-
 .globl lowlevel_init
 .type lowlevel_init,function
 lowlevel_init:
 
-	mov	r5, pc		/* r5 = POS1 + 4 current */
 POS1:
+	adr	r5, POS1	/* r5 = POS1 run time */
 	ldr	r0, =POS1	/* r0 = POS1 compile */
-	ldr	r2, _TEXT_BASE
-	sub	r0, r0, r2	/* r0 = POS1-_TEXT_BASE (POS1 relative) */
 	sub	r5, r5, r0	/* r0 = CONFIG_SYS_TEXT_BASE-1 */
-	sub	r5, r5, #4	/* r1 = text base - current */
 
 	/* memory control configuration 1 */
 	ldr	r0, =SMRDATA
 	ldr	r2, =SMRDATA1
-	ldr	r1, _TEXT_BASE
-	sub	r0, r0, r1
-	sub	r2, r2, r1
 	add	r0, r0, r5
 	add	r2, r2, r5
 0:
@@ -149,9 +140,6 @@  PLL_setup_end:
 
 	ldr	r0, =SMRDATA1
 	ldr	r2, =SMRDATA2
-	ldr	r1, _TEXT_BASE
-	sub	r0, r0, r1
-	sub	r2, r2, r1
 	add	r0, r0, r5
 	add	r2, r2, r5
 2:
diff --git a/arch/arm/cpu/arm926ejs/mxs/start.S b/arch/arm/cpu/arm926ejs/mxs/start.S
index 3e454ae..f06a9ca 100644
--- a/arch/arm/cpu/arm926ejs/mxs/start.S
+++ b/arch/arm/cpu/arm926ejs/mxs/start.S
@@ -101,32 +101,6 @@  fiq:
  *************************************************************************
  */
 
-.globl _TEXT_BASE
-_TEXT_BASE:
-#ifdef CONFIG_SPL_TEXT_BASE
-	.word	CONFIG_SPL_TEXT_BASE
-#else
-	.word	CONFIG_SYS_TEXT_BASE
-#endif
-
-/*
- * These are defined in the board-specific linker script.
- * Subtracting _start from them lets the linker put their
- * relative position in the executable instead of leaving
- * them null.
- */
-.globl _bss_start_ofs
-_bss_start_ofs:
-	.word __bss_start - _start
-
-.globl _bss_end_ofs
-_bss_end_ofs:
-	.word __bss_end - _start
-
-.globl _end_ofs
-_end_ofs:
-	.word _end - _start
-
 #ifdef CONFIG_USE_IRQ
 /* IRQ stack memory (calculated at run-time) */
 .globl IRQ_STACK_START
@@ -198,6 +172,5 @@  _reset:
 	bx	lr
 
 _hang:
-	ldr	sp, _TEXT_BASE			/* switch to abort stack */
 1:
 	bl	1b				/* hang and never return */
diff --git a/arch/arm/cpu/arm926ejs/start.S b/arch/arm/cpu/arm926ejs/start.S
index 5360f55..0717327 100644
--- a/arch/arm/cpu/arm926ejs/start.S
+++ b/arch/arm/cpu/arm926ejs/start.S
@@ -102,32 +102,6 @@  _fiq:
  *************************************************************************
  */
 
-.globl _TEXT_BASE
-_TEXT_BASE:
-#if defined(CONFIG_SPL_BUILD) && defined(CONFIG_SPL_TEXT_BASE)
-	.word	CONFIG_SPL_TEXT_BASE
-#else
-	.word	CONFIG_SYS_TEXT_BASE
-#endif
-
-/*
- * These are defined in the board-specific linker script.
- * Subtracting _start from them lets the linker put their
- * relative position in the executable instead of leaving
- * them null.
- */
-.globl _bss_start_ofs
-_bss_start_ofs:
-	.word __bss_start - _start
-
-.globl _bss_end_ofs
-_bss_end_ofs:
-	.word __bss_end - _start
-
-.globl _end_ofs
-_end_ofs:
-	.word _end - _start
-
 #ifdef CONFIG_USE_IRQ
 /* IRQ stack memory (calculated at run-time) */
 .globl IRQ_STACK_START
@@ -330,7 +304,6 @@  flush_dcache:
 #ifdef CONFIG_SPL_BUILD
 	.align	5
 do_hang:
-	ldr	sp, _TEXT_BASE			/* switch to abort stack */
 1:
 	bl	1b				/* hang and never return */
 #else	/* !CONFIG_SPL_BUILD */
diff --git a/arch/arm/cpu/arm946es/start.S b/arch/arm/cpu/arm946es/start.S
index e16b088..7d50145 100644
--- a/arch/arm/cpu/arm946es/start.S
+++ b/arch/arm/cpu/arm946es/start.S
@@ -71,32 +71,6 @@  _vectors_end:
  *************************************************************************
  */
 
-.globl _TEXT_BASE
-_TEXT_BASE:
-#if defined(CONFIG_SPL_BUILD) && defined(CONFIG_SPL_TEXT_BASE)
-	.word	CONFIG_SPL_TEXT_BASE
-#else
-	.word	CONFIG_SYS_TEXT_BASE
-#endif
-
-/*
- * These are defined in the board-specific linker script.
- * Subtracting _start from them lets the linker put their
- * relative position in the executable instead of leaving
- * them null.
- */
-.globl _bss_start_ofs
-_bss_start_ofs:
-	.word __bss_start - _start
-
-.globl _bss_end_ofs
-_bss_end_ofs:
-	.word __bss_end - _start
-
-.globl _end_ofs
-_end_ofs:
-	.word _end - _start
-
 #ifdef CONFIG_USE_IRQ
 /* IRQ stack memory (calculated at run-time) */
 .globl IRQ_STACK_START
diff --git a/arch/arm/cpu/arm_intcm/start.S b/arch/arm/cpu/arm_intcm/start.S
index 5783df1..7404ea7 100644
--- a/arch/arm/cpu/arm_intcm/start.S
+++ b/arch/arm/cpu/arm_intcm/start.S
@@ -67,32 +67,6 @@  _fiq:
  *************************************************************************
  */
 
-.globl _TEXT_BASE
-_TEXT_BASE:
-#if defined(CONFIG_SPL_BUILD) && defined(CONFIG_SPL_TEXT_BASE)
-	.word	CONFIG_SPL_TEXT_BASE
-#else
-	.word	CONFIG_SYS_TEXT_BASE
-#endif
-
-/*
- * These are defined in the board-specific linker script.
- * Subtracting _start from them lets the linker put their
- * relative position in the executable instead of leaving
- * them null.
- */
-.globl _bss_start_ofs
-_bss_start_ofs:
-	.word __bss_start - _start
-
-.globl _bss_end_ofs
-_bss_end_ofs:
-	.word __bss_end - _start
-
-.globl _end_ofs
-_end_ofs:
-	.word _end - _start
-
 #ifdef CONFIG_USE_IRQ
 /* IRQ stack memory (calculated at run-time) */
 .globl IRQ_STACK_START
diff --git a/arch/arm/cpu/armv7/omap3/lowlevel_init.S b/arch/arm/cpu/armv7/omap3/lowlevel_init.S
index 6f7261b..78577b1 100644
--- a/arch/arm/cpu/armv7/omap3/lowlevel_init.S
+++ b/arch/arm/cpu/armv7/omap3/lowlevel_init.S
@@ -17,9 +17,6 @@ 
 #include <asm/arch/clocks_omap3.h>
 #include <linux/linkage.h>
 
-_TEXT_BASE:
-	.word	CONFIG_SYS_TEXT_BASE	/* sdram load addr from config.mk */
-
 #ifdef CONFIG_SPL_BUILD
 ENTRY(save_boot_params)
 	ldr	r4, =omap3_boot_device
diff --git a/arch/arm/cpu/armv7/start.S b/arch/arm/cpu/armv7/start.S
index ef62fc8..a5c749b 100644
--- a/arch/arm/cpu/armv7/start.S
+++ b/arch/arm/cpu/armv7/start.S
@@ -63,29 +63,6 @@  _end_vect:
  *
  *************************************************************************/
 
-.globl _TEXT_BASE
-_TEXT_BASE:
-#if defined(CONFIG_SPL_BUILD) && defined(CONFIG_SPL_TEXT_BASE)
-	.word	CONFIG_SPL_TEXT_BASE
-#else
-	.word	CONFIG_SYS_TEXT_BASE
-#endif
-
-/*
- * These are defined in the board-specific linker script.
- */
-.globl _bss_start_ofs
-_bss_start_ofs:
-	.word __bss_start - _start
-
-.globl _bss_end_ofs
-_bss_end_ofs:
-	.word __bss_end - _start
-
-.globl _end_ofs
-_end_ofs:
-	.word _end - _start
-
 #ifdef CONFIG_USE_IRQ
 /* IRQ stack memory (calculated at run-time) */
 .globl IRQ_STACK_START
diff --git a/arch/arm/cpu/ixp/start.S b/arch/arm/cpu/ixp/start.S
index 1362234..7a34a39 100644
--- a/arch/arm/cpu/ixp/start.S
+++ b/arch/arm/cpu/ixp/start.S
@@ -80,32 +80,6 @@  _fiq:			.word fiq
  * - jump to second stage
  */
 
-.globl _TEXT_BASE
-_TEXT_BASE:
-#if defined(CONFIG_SPL_BUILD) && defined(CONFIG_SPL_TEXT_BASE)
-	.word	CONFIG_SPL_TEXT_BASE
-#else
-	.word	CONFIG_SYS_TEXT_BASE
-#endif
-
-/*
- * These are defined in the board-specific linker script.
- * Subtracting _start from them lets the linker put their
- * relative position in the executable instead of leaving
- * them null.
- */
-.globl _bss_start_ofs
-_bss_start_ofs:
-	.word __bss_start - _start
-
-.globl _bss_end_ofs
-_bss_end_ofs:
-	.word __bss_end - _start
-
-.globl _end_ofs
-_end_ofs:
-	.word _end - _start
-
 #ifdef CONFIG_USE_IRQ
 /* IRQ stack memory (calculated at run-time) */
 .globl IRQ_STACK_START
diff --git a/arch/arm/cpu/pxa/start.S b/arch/arm/cpu/pxa/start.S
index 303ca84..5d33788 100644
--- a/arch/arm/cpu/pxa/start.S
+++ b/arch/arm/cpu/pxa/start.S
@@ -84,32 +84,6 @@  _end_vect:
  *************************************************************************
  */
 
-.globl _TEXT_BASE
-_TEXT_BASE:
-#if defined(CONFIG_SPL_BUILD) && defined(CONFIG_SPL_TEXT_BASE)
-	.word	CONFIG_SPL_TEXT_BASE
-#else
-	.word	CONFIG_SYS_TEXT_BASE
-#endif
-
-/*
- * These are defined in the board-specific linker script.
- * Subtracting _start from them lets the linker put their
- * relative position in the executable instead of leaving
- * them null.
- */
-.globl _bss_start_ofs
-_bss_start_ofs:
-	.word __bss_start - _start
-
-.globl _bss_end_ofs
-_bss_end_ofs:
-	.word __bss_end - _start
-
-.globl _end_ofs
-_end_ofs:
-	.word _end - _start
-
 #ifdef CONFIG_USE_IRQ
 /* IRQ stack memory (calculated at run-time) */
 .globl IRQ_STACK_START
@@ -316,7 +290,6 @@  cpu_init_crit:
 #ifdef CONFIG_SPL_BUILD
 	.align	5
 do_hang:
-	ldr	sp, _TEXT_BASE			/* use 32 words about stack */
 	bl	hang				/* hang and never return */
 #else	/* !CONFIG_SPL_BUILD */
 	.align	5
diff --git a/arch/arm/cpu/sa1100/start.S b/arch/arm/cpu/sa1100/start.S
index 27bcda5..bf80937 100644
--- a/arch/arm/cpu/sa1100/start.S
+++ b/arch/arm/cpu/sa1100/start.S
@@ -56,32 +56,6 @@  _fiq:			.word fiq
  *************************************************************************
  */
 
-.globl _TEXT_BASE
-_TEXT_BASE:
-#if defined(CONFIG_SPL_BUILD) && defined(CONFIG_SPL_TEXT_BASE)
-	.word	CONFIG_SPL_TEXT_BASE
-#else
-	.word	CONFIG_SYS_TEXT_BASE
-#endif
-
-/*
- * These are defined in the board-specific linker script.
- * Subtracting _start from them lets the linker put their
- * relative position in the executable instead of leaving
- * them null.
- */
-.globl _bss_start_ofs
-_bss_start_ofs:
-	.word __bss_start - _start
-
-.globl _bss_end_ofs
-_bss_end_ofs:
-	.word __bss_end - _start
-
-.globl _end_ofs
-_end_ofs:
-	.word _end - _start
-
 #ifdef CONFIG_USE_IRQ
 /* IRQ stack memory (calculated at run-time) */
 .globl IRQ_STACK_START
diff --git a/arch/arm/lib/board.c b/arch/arm/lib/board.c
index 34f50b0..f8ac573 100644
--- a/arch/arm/lib/board.c
+++ b/arch/arm/lib/board.c
@@ -105,8 +105,8 @@  static int display_banner(void)
 {
 	printf("\n\n%s\n\n", version_string);
 	debug("U-Boot code: %08lX -> %08lX  BSS: -> %08lX\n",
-	       _TEXT_BASE,
-	       _bss_start_ofs + _TEXT_BASE, _bss_end_ofs + _TEXT_BASE);
+	       (ulong)&_start,
+	       (ulong)&__bss_start, (ulong)&__bss_end);
 #ifdef CONFIG_MODEM_SUPPORT
 	debug("Modem Support enabled\n");
 #endif
@@ -277,13 +277,13 @@  void board_init_f(ulong bootflag)
 
 	memset((void *)gd, 0, sizeof(gd_t));
 
-	gd->mon_len = _bss_end_ofs;
+	gd->mon_len = (ulong)&__bss_end - (ulong)_start;
 #ifdef CONFIG_OF_EMBED
 	/* Get a pointer to the FDT */
 	gd->fdt_blob = _binary_dt_dtb_start;
 #elif defined CONFIG_OF_SEPARATE
 	/* FDT is at end of image */
-	gd->fdt_blob = (void *)(_end_ofs + _TEXT_BASE);
+	gd->fdt_blob = &_end;
 #endif
 	/* Allow the early environment to override the fdt address */
 	gd->fdt_blob = (void *)getenv_ulong("fdtcontroladdr", 16,
@@ -451,7 +451,7 @@  void board_init_f(ulong bootflag)
 
 	gd->relocaddr = addr;
 	gd->start_addr_sp = addr_sp;
-	gd->reloc_off = addr - _TEXT_BASE;
+	gd->reloc_off = addr - (ulong)&_start;
 	debug("relocation Offset is: %08lx\n", gd->reloc_off);
 	if (new_fdt) {
 		memcpy(new_fdt, gd->fdt_blob, fdt_size);
@@ -516,7 +516,7 @@  void board_init_r(gd_t *id, ulong dest_addr)
 	gd->flags |= GD_FLG_RELOC;	/* tell others: relocation done */
 	bootstage_mark_name(BOOTSTAGE_ID_START_UBOOT_R, "board_init_r");
 
-	monitor_flash_len = _end_ofs;
+	monitor_flash_len = (ulong)&__rel_dyn_end - (ulong)_start;
 
 	/* Enable caches */
 	enable_caches();
diff --git a/board/armltd/integrator/lowlevel_init.S b/board/armltd/integrator/lowlevel_init.S
index 4e2da40..27cf054 100644
--- a/board/armltd/integrator/lowlevel_init.S
+++ b/board/armltd/integrator/lowlevel_init.S
@@ -183,7 +183,7 @@  cm_remap:
 
 	/* Now 0x00000000 is writeable, replace the vectors	*/
 	ldr	r0, =_start	/* r0 <- start of vectors	*/
-	ldr	r2, =_TEXT_BASE	/* r2 <- past vectors	*/
+	add	r2, r0, #64	/* r2 <- past vectors	*/
 	sub	r1,r1,r1		/* destination 0x00000000	*/
 
 copy_vec:
diff --git a/board/cm4008/flash.c b/board/cm4008/flash.c
index 2511928..8315a57 100644
--- a/board/cm4008/flash.c
+++ b/board/cm4008/flash.c
@@ -57,7 +57,7 @@  unsigned long flash_init (void)
 	 */
 	flash_protect (FLAG_PROTECT_SET,
 		       CONFIG_SYS_FLASH_BASE,
-		       CONFIG_SYS_FLASH_BASE + _bss_start_ofs,
+		       CONFIG_SYS_FLASH_BASE + (__bss_end - __bss_start),
 		       &flash_info[0]);
 
 	return size;
diff --git a/board/cm41xx/flash.c b/board/cm41xx/flash.c
index 2511928..8315a57 100644
--- a/board/cm41xx/flash.c
+++ b/board/cm41xx/flash.c
@@ -57,7 +57,7 @@  unsigned long flash_init (void)
 	 */
 	flash_protect (FLAG_PROTECT_SET,
 		       CONFIG_SYS_FLASH_BASE,
-		       CONFIG_SYS_FLASH_BASE + _bss_start_ofs,
+		       CONFIG_SYS_FLASH_BASE + (__bss_end - __bss_start),
 		       &flash_info[0]);
 
 	return size;
diff --git a/board/mpl/vcma9/lowlevel_init.S b/board/mpl/vcma9/lowlevel_init.S
index b889cf9..cca9c0c 100644
--- a/board/mpl/vcma9/lowlevel_init.S
+++ b/board/mpl/vcma9/lowlevel_init.S
@@ -197,13 +197,10 @@ 
 #define REFCNT_266		0
 /**************************************/
 
-_TEXT_BASE:
-	.word	CONFIG_SYS_TEXT_BASE
-
 .globl lowlevel_init
 lowlevel_init:
 	/* use r0 to relocate DATA read/write to flash rather than memory ! */
-	ldr	r0, _TEXT_BASE
+	ldr	r0, =CONFIG_SYS_TEXT_BASE
 	ldr	r13, =BWSCON
 
 	/* enable minimal access to PLD */
diff --git a/board/mx1ads/lowlevel_init.S b/board/mx1ads/lowlevel_init.S
index d1e472a..3e713cc 100644
--- a/board/mx1ads/lowlevel_init.S
+++ b/board/mx1ads/lowlevel_init.S
@@ -16,10 +16,6 @@ 
 #define SDCTL0			0x221000
 #define SDCTL1			0x221004
 
-
-_TEXT_BASE:
-	.word	CONFIG_SYS_TEXT_BASE
-
 .globl lowlevel_init
 lowlevel_init:
 /* memory controller init		*/
diff --git a/board/samsung/goni/lowlevel_init.S b/board/samsung/goni/lowlevel_init.S
index 726211a..d52bc09 100644
--- a/board/samsung/goni/lowlevel_init.S
+++ b/board/samsung/goni/lowlevel_init.S
@@ -22,9 +22,6 @@ 
  * r9 has Mobile DDR size, 1 means 1GiB, 2 means 2GiB and so on
  */
 
-_TEXT_BASE:
-	.word	CONFIG_SYS_TEXT_BASE
-
 	.globl lowlevel_init
 lowlevel_init:
 	mov	r11, lr
diff --git a/board/samsung/smdk2410/lowlevel_init.S b/board/samsung/smdk2410/lowlevel_init.S
index c7b78fd..5de04f1 100644
--- a/board/samsung/smdk2410/lowlevel_init.S
+++ b/board/samsung/smdk2410/lowlevel_init.S
@@ -110,16 +110,13 @@ 
 #define REFCNT			1113	/* period=15.6us, HCLK=60Mhz, (2048+1-15.6*60) */
 /**************************************/
 
-_TEXT_BASE:
-	.word	CONFIG_SYS_TEXT_BASE
-
 .globl lowlevel_init
 lowlevel_init:
 	/* memory control configuration */
 	/* make r0 relative the current location so that it */
 	/* reads SMRDATA out of FLASH rather than memory ! */
 	ldr     r0, =SMRDATA
-	ldr	r1, _TEXT_BASE
+	ldr	r1, =CONFIG_SYS_TEXT_BASE
 	sub	r0, r0, r1
 	ldr	r1, =BWSCON	/* Bus Width Status Controller */
 	add     r2, r0, #13*4
diff --git a/board/samsung/smdk5250/lowlevel_init.S b/board/samsung/smdk5250/lowlevel_init.S
index 9003e2d..9395179 100644
--- a/board/samsung/smdk5250/lowlevel_init.S
+++ b/board/samsung/smdk5250/lowlevel_init.S
@@ -10,9 +10,6 @@ 
 #include <version.h>
 #include <asm/arch/cpu.h>
 
-_TEXT_BASE:
-	.word	CONFIG_SYS_TEXT_BASE
-
 	.globl lowlevel_init
 lowlevel_init:
 
@@ -47,7 +44,7 @@  lowlevel_init:
 	ldr	r0, =0x0ffffff		/* r0 <- Mask Bits*/
 	bic	r1, pc, r0		/* pc <- current addr of code */
 					/* r1 <- unmasked bits of pc */
-	ldr	r2, _TEXT_BASE		/* r2 <- original base addr in ram */
+	ldr	r2, =CONFIG_SYS_TEXT_BASE		/* r2 <- original base addr in ram */
 	bic	r2, r2, r0		/* r2 <- unmasked bits of r2*/
 	cmp	r1, r2			/* compare r1, r2 */
 	beq	1f			/* r0 == r1 then skip sdram init */
diff --git a/board/samsung/smdkc100/lowlevel_init.S b/board/samsung/smdkc100/lowlevel_init.S
index 4df0974..65e6b7a 100644
--- a/board/samsung/smdkc100/lowlevel_init.S
+++ b/board/samsung/smdkc100/lowlevel_init.S
@@ -17,9 +17,6 @@ 
  * r5 has zero always
  */
 
-_TEXT_BASE:
-	.word	CONFIG_SYS_TEXT_BASE
-
 	.globl lowlevel_init
 lowlevel_init:
 	mov	r9, lr
diff --git a/board/ti/omap5912osk/lowlevel_init.S b/board/ti/omap5912osk/lowlevel_init.S
index cad0a5a..e05a1c7 100644
--- a/board/ti/omap5912osk/lowlevel_init.S
+++ b/board/ti/omap5912osk/lowlevel_init.S
@@ -18,10 +18,6 @@ 
 #include <./configs/omap1510.h>
 #endif
 
-
-_TEXT_BASE:
-	.word	CONFIG_SYS_TEXT_BASE	/* sdram load addr from config.mk */
-
 .globl lowlevel_init
 lowlevel_init:
 
diff --git a/board/ti/omap730p2/lowlevel_init.S b/board/ti/omap730p2/lowlevel_init.S
index 795c495..c7ea21b 100644
--- a/board/ti/omap730p2/lowlevel_init.S
+++ b/board/ti/omap730p2/lowlevel_init.S
@@ -24,9 +24,6 @@ 
 #include <./configs/omap730.h>
 #endif
 
-_TEXT_BASE:
-	.word	CONFIG_SYS_TEXT_BASE	/* sdram load addr from config.mk */
-
 .globl lowlevel_init
 lowlevel_init:
 	/* Save callers address in r11 - r11 must never be modified */
diff --git a/common/board_f.c b/common/board_f.c
index 0ada1af..decd7f2 100644
--- a/common/board_f.c
+++ b/common/board_f.c
@@ -149,13 +149,9 @@  static int display_text_info(void)
 #ifndef CONFIG_SANDBOX
 	ulong bss_start, bss_end;
 
-#ifdef CONFIG_SYS_SYM_OFFSETS
-	bss_start = _bss_start_ofs + _TEXT_BASE;
-	bss_end = _bss_end_ofs + _TEXT_BASE;
-#else
 	bss_start = (ulong)&__bss_start;
 	bss_end = (ulong)&__bss_end;
-#endif
+
 	debug("U-Boot code: %08X -> %08lX  BSS: -> %08lX\n",
 	      CONFIG_SYS_TEXT_BASE, bss_start, bss_end);
 #endif
@@ -275,8 +271,8 @@  static int zero_global_data(void)
 
 static int setup_mon_len(void)
 {
-#ifdef CONFIG_SYS_SYM_OFFSETS
-	gd->mon_len = _bss_end_ofs;
+#ifdef __ARM__
+	gd->mon_len = (ulong)&__bss_end - (ulong)_start;
 #elif defined(CONFIG_SANDBOX)
 	gd->mon_len = (ulong)&_end - (ulong)_init;
 #else
@@ -358,11 +354,11 @@  static int setup_fdt(void)
 	gd->fdt_blob = _binary_dt_dtb_start;
 #elif defined CONFIG_OF_SEPARATE
 	/* FDT is at end of image */
-# ifdef CONFIG_SYS_SYM_OFFSETS
-	gd->fdt_blob = (void *)(_end_ofs + CONFIG_SYS_TEXT_BASE);
-# else
+#ifdef CONFIG_ARM
+	gd->fdt_blob = (ulong *)__rel_dyn_end;
+#else
 	gd->fdt_blob = (ulong *)&_end;
-# endif
+#endif
 #elif defined(CONFIG_OF_HOSTFILE)
 	if (read_fdt_from_file()) {
 		puts("Failed to read control FDT\n");
diff --git a/common/board_r.c b/common/board_r.c
index 86ca1cb..ce84753 100644
--- a/common/board_r.c
+++ b/common/board_r.c
@@ -128,8 +128,8 @@  __weak int fixup_cpu(void)
 
 static int initr_reloc_global_data(void)
 {
-#ifdef CONFIG_SYS_SYM_OFFSETS
-	monitor_flash_len = _end_ofs;
+#ifdef __ARM__
+	monitor_flash_len = __rel_dyn_end - __image_copy_start;
 #elif !defined(CONFIG_SANDBOX)
 	monitor_flash_len = (ulong)&__init_end - gd->relocaddr;
 #endif
diff --git a/include/asm-generic/sections.h b/include/asm-generic/sections.h
index 7e1eb4b..458952f 100644
--- a/include/asm-generic/sections.h
+++ b/include/asm-generic/sections.h
@@ -63,28 +63,16 @@  extern char __image_copy_end[];
 extern void _start(void);
 
 /*
- * ARM needs to use offsets for symbols, since the values of some symbols
- * are not resolved prior to relocation (and are just 0). Maybe this can be
- * resolved, or maybe other architectures are similar, iwc this should be
- * promoted to an architecture option.
+ * ARM defines its symbols as char[]. Other arches define them as ulongs.
  */
 #ifdef CONFIG_ARM
-#define CONFIG_SYS_SYM_OFFSETS
-#endif
-
-#ifdef CONFIG_SYS_SYM_OFFSETS
-/* Start/end of the relocation entries, as an offset from _start */
-extern ulong _rel_dyn_start_ofs;
-extern ulong _rel_dyn_end_ofs;
-
-/* End of the region to be relocated, as an offset form _start */
-extern ulong _image_copy_end_ofs;
 
-extern ulong _bss_start_ofs;	/* BSS start relative to _start */
-extern ulong _bss_end_ofs;		/* BSS end relative to _start */
-extern ulong _end_ofs;		/* end of image relative to _start */
-
-extern ulong _TEXT_BASE;	/* code start */
+extern char __bss_start[];
+extern char __bss_end[];
+extern char __image_copy_start[];
+extern char __image_copy_end[];
+extern char __rel_dyn_start[];
+extern char __rel_dyn_end[];
 
 #else /* don't use offsets: */