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    SubjectRe: start___kallsyms missing from i386 vmlinux.lds ?
    Keith Owens wrote:
    >
    > On Tue, 02 Jan 2001 01:56:08 -0500,
    > Paul Gortmaker <p_gortmaker@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > >--- linux/arch/i386/vmlinux.lds~ Fri Jul 7 03:47:07 2000
    > >+++ linux/arch/i386/vmlinux.lds Mon Jan 1 07:55:50 2001
    > >+ __start___kallsyms = .; /* All kernel symbols */
    > >+ __kallsyms : { *(__kallsyms) }
    > >+ __stop___kallsyms = .;
    >
    > kernel/module.c defines
    > extern const char __start___kallsyms[] __attribute__ ((weak));
    > extern const char __stop___kallsyms[] __attribute__ ((weak));
    >
    > The symbols are weak and do not need to be defined. If gcc is not
    > honouring __attribute__ ((weak)) then you have a broken or obsolete
    > version of gcc. You need at least gcc 2.91.66 for kernel 2.4.

    Yep, saw the weak part - just noted while scanning test11 diff
    that they were defined like the above patch for arch/sparc* and
    wondered if the inconsistency was intentional.

    Thanks,
    Paul.


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