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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 08/18] arm64: don't disable ADR_PREL_PG_HI21* with ARM64_ERRATUM_843419
On 16 November 2017 at 23:50, Sami Tolvanen <samitolvanen@google.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 11:20:40PM +0000, Ard Biesheuvel wrote:
>> So at which point is the IR in a partially linked object file
>> converted into executable code?
>
> At the final module link step (cmd_ld_ko_o) in scripts/Makefile.modpost,
> added in patch 12.
>

OK, so all IR objects are converted into a single .o file
encapsulating the module image. Does this give the same benefits as
LTO linking IR objects to a fully linked executable? Even if it does,
partial linking is not something the toolchain people are usually
crazy about, so it would be nice to have some confirmation that this
is a usage model that is fully supported.

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