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SubjectRe: .version keeps being updated


On Wed, 10 Jan 2007, Olaf Hering wrote:
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> On Wed, Jan 10, Linus Torvalds wrote:
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> > Grr.
>
> It did work for me for some reason, but I was wondering why it did work.

Because you didn't have CIFS compiled in? Right now that's the only other
module that would trigger that particular string in memory, I think. So
purely by luck.

> Cant we just invent a .data.uts section and put that into the
> i386/x86_64/ia64/s390/powerpc vmlinux.lds.S files?
> '"Linux version " UTS_RELEASE' in version.c

I'd rather have the problem fixed by just not doing the binary scrounging
at all, or at the very least making the pattern-matching so strict that
there's no way other "Linux version " strings can trigger..

Linus
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