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SubjectRe: [PATCH] pop previous section in alternative.c

On Thu, 10 Apr 2008, Andi Kleen wrote:

> > I would say anytime there's a "^+.*\.section" there had better be a
> > "^-.*\.section" or a "+.*.previous" matching it. Off hand I can't think o
> > any exceptions to this rule although I may be wrong.
>
>
> Second section is wrong because the compiler expects that the same
> section is active afterwards and that can be different ones (like
> init.text vs normal text)

No the second section in my example is not wrong, because it starts with a
"-", which in a patch would be a replacement of one .section with another,
not an addition of two sections.

>
> Also pushsection/popsection is also valid
>
> So in summary valid section patterns are either
> ..section / .previous or .pushsection .section .popsection

But you are right with this part. Yeah, either a .section is replaced, or
is added with a .previous, or is encapsulated with push and popsections.

-- Steve



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