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

To: David Daney <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] scripts: Make sortextable handle relocations.
From: "H. Peter Anvin" <>
Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2012 16:17:54 -0700
Cc: Ralf Baechle <>, Thomas Gleixner <>, Ingo Molnar <>,, Linus Torvalds <>, Michal Marek <>,,, Andrew Morton <>
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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.


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