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authorPetr Mladek <>2016-03-09 15:20:59 +0100
committerJiri Kosina <>2016-03-09 21:58:41 +0100
commitf995b5f720a72dfe7a1b33a43f2841b4e72d53b7 (patch)
tree7136e9a763aa7c38d648296ecab9e16702822972 /kernel/livepatch/core.c
parent335e073faacc9d90bee1527fa2550d6df045df63 (diff)
livepatch: Fix the error message about unresolvable ambiguity
klp_find_callback() stops the search when sympos is not defined and a second symbol of the same name is found. It means that the current error message about the unresolvable ambiguity always prints "(2 matches)". Let's remove this information. The total number of occurrences is not much helpful. The author of the patch still must put a non-trivial effort into searching the right position in the object file. [ fixed grammar as suggested by Josh] Signed-off-by: Petr Mladek <> Acked-by: Josh Poimboeuf <> Acked-by: Chris J Arges <> Signed-off-by: Jiri Kosina <>
Diffstat (limited to 'kernel/livepatch/core.c')
1 files changed, 2 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/kernel/livepatch/core.c b/kernel/livepatch/core.c
index bc2c85c064c1..780f00cdb7e5 100644
--- a/kernel/livepatch/core.c
+++ b/kernel/livepatch/core.c
@@ -190,8 +190,8 @@ static int klp_find_object_symbol(const char *objname, const char *name,
if (args.addr == 0)
pr_err("symbol '%s' not found in symbol table\n", name);
else if (args.count > 1 && sympos == 0) {
- pr_err("unresolvable ambiguity (%lu matches) on symbol '%s' in object '%s'\n",
- args.count, name, objname);
+ pr_err("unresolvable ambiguity for symbol '%s' in object '%s'\n",
+ name, objname);
} else if (sympos != args.count && sympos > 0) {
pr_err("symbol position %lu for symbol '%s' in object '%s' not found\n",
sympos, name, objname ? objname : "vmlinux");