Re: [PATCH] scripts: Make sortextable handle relocations.

From: H. Peter Anvin
Date: Fri Apr 20 2012 - 21:41:22 EST

On 04/20/2012 04:17 PM, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> On 04/20/2012 04:14 PM, David Daney wrote:
>>> I think Linus is right and the right thing to do is to switch to using
>>> relative entries in the exception table; I am currently testing a
>>> patchset to do exactly that (on x86). It also has the benefit of making
>>> the table half the size on x86-64. Then we can just zero out the
>>> .rel[a]__ex_table section and be done with it.
>> That's fine.
>> In any event we want to do build time sorting, this patch improves the
>> original sortextable, so may be worthwhile as purely a cleanup. I
>> wanted to fix the relocation breakage, even if the eventual solution
>> needs to be somewhat different.
> Yes... let me finish the patchset and then you can look at what is needed.
> -hpa

The patchset is finished and is in the x86/extable branch of the -tip
tree. Any way I can convinc you to produce a patch(set) on top of that


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