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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 4/7] x86/boot: Add .text.* to setup.ld
On Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 10:09:25AM -0400, Arvind Sankar wrote:
> gcc puts the main function into .text.startup when compiled with -Os (or
> -O2). This results in arch/x86/boot/main.c having a .text.startup
> section which is currently not included explicitly in the linker script
> setup.ld in the same directory.
> The BFD linker places this orphan section immediately after .text, so
> this still works. However, LLD git, since [1], is choosing to place it
> immediately after the .bstext section instead (this is the first code
> section). This plays havoc with the section layout that setup.elf
> requires to create the setup header, for eg on 64-bit:

Eep! I guess this was a linking case I missed for adding
--orphan-handling=warn to my orphan handling series. (I will add that.)

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