Re: kbuild news

From: Pete Zaitcev (
Date: Tue Oct 08 2002 - 09:42:40 EST

> From: Keith Owens <>

>>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.

Let's face it, both btfixup and kallsyms "want" to be the last,
so something has to give.

-- Pete
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