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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Documentation/changes: Raise minimum supported binutils version to 2.23
On Wed, Mar 25, 2020 at 02:31:17AM +0900, Masahiro Yamada wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 25, 2020 at 12:38 AM Arvind Sankar <nivedita@alum.mit.edu> wrote:
> >
> > Which architecture? x86 at least doesn't even build with <= 2.22, but
> > adding workarounds for that shows _text as section-relative (T in nm
> > output).
>
>
> The reporter found this for PowerPC,
> but I think this could happen on any architecture.
>
> https://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/11430243/
>
>

Ok, the powerpc linker script defines _text outside any output section,
so it is indeed the same issue as with _etext on x86.

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