Re: [tip:x86/urgent] x86: Fix build with older binutilsandconsolidate linker script

From: Ingo Molnar
Date: Tue Aug 25 2009 - 10:14:22 EST

* Jan Beulich <JBeulich@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> >>> Ingo Molnar <mingo@xxxxxxx> 25.08.09 15:56 >>>
> >* Jan Beulich <JBeulich@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >> Sorry for having forgotten to do so before submitting the first
> >> time (I know I had intended to).
> >
> >This happens. I'm still unsure whether we can do it in .31.0 or need
> >to delay it to .31.1 via a -stable backport tag. One more problem
> >with it and i think we'll need to delay it - it's just too large and
> >changes too many aspects of the linker script.
> >
> >Would it be possible to split it into two pieces: 'minimal fix' and
> >'clean up' portions?
> Besides being cumbersome, that would make it even larger, so I'd
> say that's not worth it.

I mean the two patches yield the same end result. The first one
(which is smaller, hopefully) gets committed to x86/urgent, the
second one (the cleanups and other non-essentials) gets pushed
upstream in .32.

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