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authorAl Viro <>2007-02-01 13:52:23 +0000
committerLinus Torvalds <>2007-02-01 16:17:06 -0800
commit2a3d4f1f1f839e354ebd7d40b2d5d8ac8481a930 (patch)
parent9abcf40b1d1443e6f0ef86e6a822193142a34abc (diff)
[PATCH] __crc_... is intended to be absolute
i386 boot/compressed/relocs checks for absolute symbols and warns about unexpected ones. If you build with modversions, you get ~2500 warnings about __crc_<symbol>. These suckers are really absolute symbols - we do _not_ want to modify them on relocation. They are generated by genksyms - EXPORT_... generates a weak alias, then genksyms produces an ld script with __crc_<symbol> = <checksum> and it's fed to ld to produce the final object file. Their only use is to match kernel and module at modprobe time; they _must_ be absolute. boot/compressed/relocs has a whitelist of known absolute symbols, but it doesn't know about __crc_... stuff. As the result, we get shitloads of false positives on any ld(1) version. Signed-off-by: Al Viro <> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
1 files changed, 2 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/arch/i386/boot/compressed/relocs.c b/arch/i386/boot/compressed/relocs.c
index 468da89153c4..881951ca03e1 100644
--- a/arch/i386/boot/compressed/relocs.c
+++ b/arch/i386/boot/compressed/relocs.c
@@ -43,6 +43,8 @@ static int is_safe_abs_reloc(const char* sym_name)
/* Match found */
return 1;
+ if (strncmp(sym_name, "__crc_", 6) == 0)
+ return 1;
return 0;