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SubjectRe: [PATCH] powerpc: Disable RELOCATABLE for COMPILE_TEST with PPC64
Hi Guenter,

On Mon, 30 Jun 2014 11:45:30 -0700 Guenter Roeck <> wrote:
> powerpc:allmodconfig has been failing for some time with the following
> error.
> arch/powerpc/kernel/exceptions-64s.S: Assembler messages:
> arch/powerpc/kernel/exceptions-64s.S:1312: Error: attempt to move .org backwards
> make[1]: *** [arch/powerpc/kernel/head_64.o] Error 1
> A number of attempts to fix the problem by moving around code have been
> unsuccessful and resulted in failed builds for some configurations and
> the discovery of toolchain bugs.
> Fix the problem by disabling RELOCATABLE for COMPILE_TEST builds instead.
> While this is less than perfect, it avoids substantial code changes
> which would otherwise be necessary just to make COMPILE_TEST builds
> happy and might have undesired side effects.
> Signed-off-by: Guenter Roeck <>

I'll dump this in my "fixes" tree today and see how it goes.


Stephen Rothwell
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