Re: kbuild news

From: Keith Owens (
Date: Tue Oct 08 2002 - 04:39:17 EST

On Mon, 07 Oct 2002 07:24:26 -0700 (PDT),
"David S. Miller" <> wrote:
>No, the kallsyms object file would not need to be seen by
>the btfixup.o generator. It could therefore be done validly
> 1) build .tmp_vmlinux
> 2) build btfixup.o
> 3) build kallsyms
> 4) link final vmlinux image
>The order of #2 and #3 could be transposed and that would be fine too.

Wrong. Anything that changes the address or size of any symbol or
section invalidates the kallsyms data. kallsyms must be run on the
definitive vmlinux contents, with everything else already included and
all sizes must be stable.

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