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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Add ELF note with Linux version
Sam Ravnborg wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 13, 2007 at 03:44:13PM -0700, Jeremy Fitzhardinge wrote:
>
>> It was originally there to put ELF notes into the vdso objects. I'm
>> using it to create notes in vmlinux for Xen, and apparently people are
>> using it to put other metadata into their kernel images.
>>
> From a post on arm-kernel:
>
>
>> With build-id binutils (e.g. the latest bintuils 2.18), objcopy produces
>> a 3.1 Gbytes Image file.
>>
>
> This seems outright silly.
> Either we should revert the notes changes or someone caring about it
> should sweep all archs and make sure it does not hurt there.

Hm, sounds like yet another binutils bug; unfortunately common when ELF
notes are about. Was there any further effort to isolate what was
causing the problem?

J
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