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SubjectRe: Linux 2.6.38-rc1 doesn't boot
>> Unfortunately 2.6.38-rc1 doesn't even boot on my machine (amd64).
>> This is caused by 86b1e8dd83cbb0f:
>>     x86: Make relocatable kernel work with new binutils
>>
>> Reverting the commit solves the problem.
>
> I'm running the latest binutils:
> GNU ld (Linux/GNU Binutils) 2.21.51.0.5.20110104

Same thing here on x86_64 with Binutils 2.21.0.20101217. Boot stops
after "Booting the kernel" message, regardless of whether
CONFIG_RELOCATABLE is set or not.

System.map has
ffffffff02c92880 D jiffies_64
Reverting the patch also solved the problem for me.

Alex.
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