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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Fix modpost failures in fedora 17
On Thu, Apr 12, 2012 at 02:37:30PM -0400, David Miller wrote:
> The symbol table on x86-64 starts to have entries that have names
> like:
> _GLOBAL__sub_I_65535_0___mod_x86cpu_device_table
> They are of type STT_FUNCTION and this one had a length of 18. This
> matched the device ID validation logic and it barfed because the
> length did not meet the device type's criteria.
> --------------------
> FATAL: arch/x86/crypto/aesni-intel: sizeof(struct x86cpu_device_id)=16 is not a modulo of the size of section __mod_x86cpu_device_table=18.
> Fix definition of struct x86cpu_device_id in mod_devicetable.h
> --------------------
> These are some kind of compiler tool internal stuff being emitted and
> not something we want to inspect in modpost's device ID table
> validation code.
> So skip the symbol if it is not of type STT_OBJECT.
> Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <>
Acked-by: Sam Ravnborg <>

I assume this is stable material too?
In other words we should add:

Michal - I assume you take this.


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