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Subject[PATCH 24/33] Whitelist references from __dbe_table to .init
From: Ralf Baechle <>

This is needed on MIPS where the same mechanism as get_user() is used to
intercept bus error exceptions for some hardware probes. Without this
patch modpost will throw spurious warnings:

LD vmlinux
MODPOST vmlinux
WARNING: arch/mips/sgi-ip22/built-in.o(__dbe_table+0x0): Section mismatch: reference to .init.text:

Signed-off-by: Ralf Baechle <>
Signed-off-by: Sam Ravnborg <>
scripts/mod/modpost.c | 1 +
1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

diff --git a/scripts/mod/modpost.c b/scripts/mod/modpost.c
index 3f3848f..04579a5 100644
--- a/scripts/mod/modpost.c
+++ b/scripts/mod/modpost.c
@@ -1141,6 +1141,7 @@ static int init_section_ref_ok(const char *name)
const char **s;
/* Absolute section names */
const char *namelist1[] = {
+ "__dbe_table", /* MIPS generate these */
"__ftr_fixup", /* powerpc cpu feature fixup */
"__fw_ftr_fixup", /* powerpc firmware feature fixup */
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