Re: [PATCH] i386: Distinguish absolute symbols

From: Sam Ravnborg
Date: Sun Jul 31 2005 - 03:30:31 EST

> > I recall that when Kai Germaschewski long time ago started the
> > unification of the files some people had boot problems
> > exactly because the label was defined inside the section and therefore
> > ld caused it to have another value as if it was placed outside the
> > section.
> I remember seeing something like that. I don't know if those problems
> apply to a modern ld, but it is certainly worth looking into.
I was googling a bit with no luck.
But apperantly looking at include/asm-generic/
I'm utterly wrong. It was the other way around that caused problems.

Placing the labels outside {} sometimes gave an unaligned start address,
whereas placing the label inside {} gave the correct address.
At his also makes sense. If ld decide to align a section then it will do
so after a label defined outside the section.

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