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-rw-r--r--scripts/mod/modpost.c42
1 files changed, 40 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/scripts/mod/modpost.c b/scripts/mod/modpost.c
index 3cf1ba8220d..f8efc93eb70 100644
--- a/scripts/mod/modpost.c
+++ b/scripts/mod/modpost.c
@@ -696,6 +696,43 @@ int match(const char *sym, const char * const pat[])
static const char *section_white_list[] =
{ ".debug*", ".stab*", ".note*", ".got*", ".toc*", NULL };
+/*
+ * Is this section one we do not want to check?
+ * This is often debug sections.
+ * If we are going to check this section then
+ * test if section name ends with a dot and a number.
+ * This is used to find sections where the linker have
+ * appended a dot-number to make the name unique.
+ * The cause of this is often a section specified in assembler
+ * without "ax" / "aw" and the same section used in .c
+ * code where gcc add these.
+ */
+static int check_section(const char *modname, const char *sec)
+{
+ const char *e = sec + strlen(sec) - 1;
+ if (match(sec, section_white_list))
+ return 1;
+
+ if (*e && isdigit(*e)) {
+ /* consume all digits */
+ while (*e && e != sec && isdigit(*e))
+ e--;
+ if (*e == '.') {
+ warn("%s (%s): unexpected section name.\n"
+ "The (.[number]+) following section name are "
+ "ld generated and not expected.\n"
+ "Did you forget to use \"ax\"/\"aw\" "
+ "in a .S file?\n"
+ "Note that for example <linux/init.h> contains\n"
+ "section definitions for use in .S files.\n\n",
+ modname, sec);
+ }
+ }
+ return 0;
+}
+
+
+
#define ALL_INIT_DATA_SECTIONS \
".init.data$", ".devinit.data$", ".cpuinit.data$", ".meminit.data$"
#define ALL_EXIT_DATA_SECTIONS \
@@ -1311,8 +1348,9 @@ static void section_rela(const char *modname, struct elf_info *elf,
fromsec = sech_name(elf, sechdr);
fromsec += strlen(".rela");
/* if from section (name) is know good then skip it */
- if (match(fromsec, section_white_list))
+ if (check_section(modname, fromsec))
return;
+
for (rela = start; rela < stop; rela++) {
r.r_offset = TO_NATIVE(rela->r_offset);
#if KERNEL_ELFCLASS == ELFCLASS64
@@ -1354,7 +1392,7 @@ static void section_rel(const char *modname, struct elf_info *elf,
fromsec = sech_name(elf, sechdr);
fromsec += strlen(".rel");
/* if from section (name) is know good then skip it */
- if (match(fromsec, section_white_list))
+ if (check_section(modname, fromsec))
return;
for (rel = start; rel < stop; rel++) {