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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Signed-off-by: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <email@example.com>