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SubjectRe: [tip:x86/urgent] x86: Add back _end symbol that is missing from Symbol.map

* Sam Ravnborg <sam@ravnborg.org> wrote:

> On Sun, Nov 08, 2009 at 11:07:12AM +0000, tip-bot for Hannes Reinecke wrote:
> > Commit-ID: d1e4d37b79e944f6351ae38eb1ca7c9f7b506e76
> > Gitweb: http://git.kernel.org/tip/d1e4d37b79e944f6351ae38eb1ca7c9f7b506e76
> > Author: Hannes Reinecke <hare@suse.de>
> > AuthorDate: Wed, 4 Nov 2009 07:19:32 -0800
> > Committer: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
> > CommitDate: Sun, 8 Nov 2009 12:05:03 +0100
> >
> > x86: Add back _end symbol that is missing from Symbol.map
> >
> > With 2.6.31 'crash' on x86_64 falls flat on its face as the
> > '_end' symbol is missing from the System.map file.
> >
> > The culprit is commit 091e52c3551d3031343df24b573b770b4c6c72b6,
> > which moved the '_end' symbol into it's own section. Apparently
> > this causes kallsyms to not reference it properly.
> >
> > So do not include _end in it's own section.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
> > Cc: Sam Ravnborg <sam@ravnborg.org>
> > Cc: <stable@kernel.org> # .31.x
> > LKML-Reference: <200911041519.nA4FJWEW030164@imap1.linux-foundation.org>
> > Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
>
> I'm afraid this will break a RELOCTABLE i386 kernel.
>
> We fixed this up some time ago where we had to
> move the symbol definition inside a section
> to prevent the symbol being absolute.

ah, indeed. So ... the question is then, why did _end disappear from
System.map?

Ingo


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