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2009-09-24powerpc: Check for unsupported relocs when using CONFIG_RELOCATABLETony Breeds
When using CONFIG_RELOCATABLE, we build the kernel as a position independent executable. The kernel then uses a little bit of relocation code to relocate itself. That code only deals with R_PPC64_RELATIVE relocations though. If for some reason you use assembly constructs such as LOAD_REG_IMMEDIATE() to load the address of a symbol, you'll generate different kinds of relocations that won't be processed properly and bad things will happen. (We have 2 such bugs today). The perl script tries to filter out "known" bad ones. It's possible that we are missing some in the case of a weak function that nobody implements, we'll see if we get false positive and fix it. Signed-off-by: Tony Breeds <tony@bakeyournoodle.com> Signed-off-by: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@kernel.crashing.org>