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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3] x86/vmlinux: Fix with pre-2.23 binutils
On Tue, Jan 14, 2020 at 07:21:32PM -0500, Arvind Sankar wrote:
> RHEL7 looks to have been released with 2.23 and we already don't
> support the version in RHEL6, so that should be good too.


> Thumbs up from me -- I had thought there were a few other reports
> earlier about these,

Lemme clarify what I meant: I'm not aware of any other reports wrt
current kernel and ancient binutils build issues.

> but looking at those threads, it seems like they're
> all actually with, which we already decided to drop support for
> in commit 75959d44f9dc ("kbuild: Fail if gold linker is detected").

Ok, then. So I'd say, we should do a trivial patch upping the binutils
version in Documentation/process/changes.rst with an explanation why
we're doing it. I'll queue it after 5.6-rc1 into tip and then it would
spend the maximal amount of exposure time in linux-next until it
releases in 5.7 sometime in the late summer.

I think that's the maximal exposure we can do before it hits an
upstream, non-rc release and hope that whoever wants to complain, will
do so before then.



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