Patchwork [1/5] UBI: mark few variables as __initdata

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Submitter Artem Bityutskiy
Date Jan. 27, 2010, 3:18 p.m.
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Permalink /patch/43821/
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Artem Bityutskiy - Jan. 27, 2010, 3:18 p.m.
From: Artem Bityutskiy <>

The @mtd_devs and @mtd_dev_param variables are used only during the
initialization, and all functions that use the variables have
the __init prefix. This means we can safely mark the variables
as __initdata, which is a tiny optimization.

Impact: tiny RAM consumption optimization when UBI is used as a kernel

Signed-off-by: Artem Bityutskiy <>
 drivers/mtd/ubi/build.c |    4 ++--
 1 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)


diff --git a/drivers/mtd/ubi/build.c b/drivers/mtd/ubi/build.c
index 14cec04..eb8f19f 100644
--- a/drivers/mtd/ubi/build.c
+++ b/drivers/mtd/ubi/build.c
@@ -59,10 +59,10 @@  struct mtd_dev_param {
 /* Numbers of elements set in the @mtd_dev_param array */
-static int mtd_devs;
+static int __initdata mtd_devs;
 /* MTD devices specification parameters */
-static struct mtd_dev_param mtd_dev_param[UBI_MAX_DEVICES];
+static struct mtd_dev_param __initdata mtd_dev_param[UBI_MAX_DEVICES];
 /* Root UBI "class" object (corresponds to '/<sysfs>/class/ubi/') */
 struct class *ubi_class;