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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] pop previous section in alternative.c
    On Thu, Apr 10, 2008 at 10:55:44AM -0400, Steven Rostedt wrote:
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    > On Thu, 10 Apr 2008, Linus Torvalds wrote:
    > >
    > > But maybe we can see it in the resulting object file somehow, and do the
    > > check there (the same way we do the init-section analysis). I assume the
    > > ..size directive writes some debug info or similar, and we can create a big
    > > warning when a size is unexpectedly huge and crosses section size
    > > boundaries?
    >
    > I'm not sure how much this would help, but where I saw my red flag was
    > examining the objdump and seeing this:
    >
    > 89: bf 69 00 00 00 mov $0x69,%edi
    > 8e: e8 00 00 00 00 callq 93 <alternatives_smp_module_add+0x30>
    > 8f: R_X86_64_PC32 .rodata+0x8c
    >
    >
    > A call to .rodata??
    Did you have any relocation record reflecting this reference?
    The init_section stuff today rely purely on relocation
    records and is easy to extend.

    Sam


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