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RE: Alpha Linux kernel fails with inconsistent kallsyms data

Hi Bastian,

the new version in unstable works after installing here. So your fix seems
to not affect stability.

Uwe Schindler
H.-H.-Meier-Allee 63, D-28213 Bremen
eMail: uwe@thetaphi.de

> From: Bastian Blank [mailto:waldi@debian.org]
> Sent: Sunday, June 22, 2008 10:12 PM
> To: debian-kernel@lists.debian.org; rth@twiddle.net
> Cc: debian-alpha@lists.debian.org
> Subject: Alpha Linux kernel fails with inconsistent kallsyms data
> Hi folks
> The build of the Alpha Linux kernel currently fails[1] with inconsistent
> kallsyms data. As I never saw that before, I thought about hardware
> problems. But in fact it is a bug in the Linux kernel.
> The end of the rodata section is marked with the "__end_rodata" symbol.
> This symbol have different aligning constraints than the inittext parts
> and therefor the start marked "_sinittext". Because of that the
> __end_rodata symbol shifts between < _sinittext and == _sinittext. The
> later variant is seen as a code symbol and recorded in the kallsyms
> data.
> On fix would be to move the exception table a little bit and get some
> space between that two areas.
> Bastian
> [1]: http://buildd.debian.org/fetch.cgi?pkg=linux-
> 2.6&arch=alpha&ver=2.6.25-5&stamp=1213919009&file=log&as=raw
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