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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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