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    SubjectRe: .version keeps being updated
    On Wed, Jan 10, Olaf Hering wrote:

    > On Wed, Jan 10, Linus Torvalds wrote:
    >
    > > Grr.
    >
    > It did work for me for some reason, but I was wondering why it did work.

    with such a change, it will always be first. Tested on powerpc.
    I could even add an ELF parser and look for the first bytes in the
    .rodata section.

    diff --git a/arch/powerpc/kernel/vmlinux.lds.S b/arch/powerpc/kernel/vmlinux.lds.S
    diff --git a/include/asm-generic/vmlinux.lds.h b/include/asm-generic/vmlinux.lds.h
    index 9fcc8d9..2050d8e 100644
    --- a/include/asm-generic/vmlinux.lds.h
    +++ b/include/asm-generic/vmlinux.lds.h
    @@ -11,6 +11,11 @@ #define ALIGN_FUNCTION() . = ALIGN(8)

    #define RODATA \
    . = ALIGN(4096); \
    + \
    + .rodata.uts : AT(ADDR(.data.uts) - LOAD_OFFSET) { \
    + *(.data.uts) \
    + } \
    + \
    .rodata : AT(ADDR(.rodata) - LOAD_OFFSET) { \
    VMLINUX_SYMBOL(__start_rodata) = .; \
    *(.rodata) *(.rodata.*) \
    diff --git a/init/version.c b/init/version.c
    index 9d96d36..03f5916 100644
    --- a/init/version.c
    +++ b/init/version.c
    @@ -19,6 +19,8 @@ #define version_string(a) version(a)

    int version_string(LINUX_VERSION_CODE);

    +const char __attribute__ ((__section__ (".rodata.uts"))) get_kernel_version[] = "fiXme Linux version " UTS_RELEASE;
    +
    struct uts_namespace init_uts_ns = {
    .kref = {
    .refcount = ATOMIC_INIT(2),
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