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SubjectRe: [PATCH] vmlinux.lds.h: drop unused __vermagic
On Wed, 2 Jan 2019 at 21:29, Jessica Yu <jeyu@kernel.org> wrote:
>
> +++ Mathias Krause [30/12/18 13:40 +0100]:
> >The reference to '__vermagic' is a relict from v2.5 times. And even
> >there it had a very short life time, from v2.5.59 (commit 1d411b80ee18
> >("Module Sanity Check") in the historic tree) to v2.5.69 (commit
> >67ac5b866bda ("[PATCH] complete modinfo section")).
> >
> >Neither current kernels nor modules contain a '__vermagic' section any
> >more, so get rid of it.
> >
> >Signed-off-by: Mathias Krause <minipli@googlemail.com>
> >Cc: Rusty Russell <rusty@rustcorp.com.au>
> >Cc: Jessica Yu <jeyu@kernel.org>
>
> Thanks for the cleanup.
>
> Reviewed-by: Jessica Yu <jeyu@kernel.org>
>

Arnd, will you carry this patch through your asm-generic tree or did
the MAINTAINERS file mislead me here?

Thanks,
Mathias

> >---
> > include/asm-generic/vmlinux.lds.h | 1 -
> > 1 file changed, 1 deletion(-)
> >
> >diff --git a/include/asm-generic/vmlinux.lds.h b/include/asm-generic/vmlinux.lds.h
> >index 3d7a6a9c2370..530ce1e7a1ec 100644
> >--- a/include/asm-generic/vmlinux.lds.h
> >+++ b/include/asm-generic/vmlinux.lds.h
> >@@ -332,7 +332,6 @@
> > __start_rodata = .; \
> > *(.rodata) *(.rodata.*) \
> > RO_AFTER_INIT_DATA /* Read only after init */ \
> >- KEEP(*(__vermagic)) /* Kernel version magic */ \
> > . = ALIGN(8); \
> > __start___tracepoints_ptrs = .; \
> > KEEP(*(__tracepoints_ptrs)) /* Tracepoints: pointer array */ \
> >--
> >2.19.2
> >

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