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SubjectRe: [PATCH] modpost: Ignore ARC specific non-alloc sections
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Sam Ravnborg <sam@ravnborg.org> writes:

> On Thu, Dec 27, 2012 at 04:17:20PM +0530, Vineet Gupta wrote:
>> ARC relocatable object files contain one/more .gnu.linkonce.arcextmap.*
>> sections (collated by kernel/vmlinux.lds into .arcextmap in final link).
>> This section is used by debuggers to display the extension instructions
>> and need-not be loaded by target (hence !SHF_ALLOC)
>>
>> The final kernel binary only needs .arcextmap entry in modpost's ignore
>> list (section_white_list[]). However when building modules, modpost scans
>> each object file individually, hence tripping on non-aggregated
>> .gnu.linkonce.arcextmap.* entries as well.
>
> The list exist for this particular purpose.
> So acked.

Applied, thanks!

Cheers,
Rusty.


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