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SubjectRE: [PATCH 02/10] linker script: throw away .discard section
> x86 throws away .discard section but no other archs do.  Also,
> .discard is not thrown away while linking modules. Make every arch
> and module linking throw it away. This will be used to define dummy
> variables for percpu declarations and definitions.

Seems harmless on ia64. Kernel still builds, boots and loads

Tested-by: Tony Luck <>


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