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Re: 2.6.26-gitX: insane number of section headers

To: Manuel Lauss <>
Subject: Re: 2.6.26-gitX: insane number of section headers
From: Ralf Baechle <>
Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2008 12:08:48 +0100
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On Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 01:03:57PM +0200, Manuel Lauss wrote:

> > I consider that an experimental commit.  It's meant to solve the problems
> > we're having on a few very large compilation units with the limited length
> > of branches.  But if the cure turns out to be worse than the illness I'm
> > ready to pull it again.
> If it fixes bugs for people, then by all means leave it in.  I was just
> curious because my self-written bootloader complained about it.

I wonder why your bootloader cares about sections.  Normally a bootloader
only ever should think about segments and the number of segments the
sections are getting mapped to should be unchanged by my patch.

> Thanks for the explanation.

Immer doch :-)


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