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SubjectRe: [PATCH 05/10] kbuild: sort the list of symbols exported by the kernel (__ksymtab)
James Bottomley wrote:
> On Tue, 2009-11-24 at 09:28 +0000, Alan Jenkins wrote:
>
>> James Bottomley wrote:
>>
>>> On Tue, 2009-11-24 at 11:27 +1030, Rusty Russell wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>> On Tue, 24 Nov 2009 06:23:20 am Alex Chiang wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> Hi Alan, Rusty,
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>> Hi Alex,
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> In the meantime, while Alan is deciding the proper way to fix
>>>>> this, would it be possible to drop the offending patch series
>>>>> from linux-next?
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>> Done. That takes the pressure off Alan, and makes sure he has time to get
>>>> it right.
>>>>
>>>>
>>> That probably suits us on parisc too. I just checked out our build in
>>> linux-next: we don't pass __modpost ... it looks like we have all the
>>> module symbols undefined. Will investigate more.
>>>
>>> James
>>>
>>>
>> I think parisc wants P'printk where ia64 uses @fptr(printk).
>>
>> It may also need ".import printk,code" or similar.
>>
>
> I think if you have to make modpost architecture specific, there's
> something a bit wrong in the patch series.
>
> I can confirm that reverting this particular patch allows the parisc
> build to work again. It still won't boot because module symbols aren't
> resolved.
>
> James
>

Yes, the series as a whole relies on that patch. Rusty pulled the
series from linux-next (thanks rusty!).

I'm working on alternatives now. I can't promise to avoid architecture
specific code, but if it's necessary then I understand I have to arrange
to test it myself :-). Sorry for the inconvenience caused by
"arch-independent assembly code" that wasn't.

Alan


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