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Date:	Wed, 11 Jul 2007 16:57:23 -0700
From:	Jeremy Fitzhardinge <>
To:	Roland McGrath <>
CC:	Andrew Morton <>,
	Linus Torvalds <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH 6/7] Add /sys/kernel/notes

Roland McGrath wrote:
> This patch adds the /sys/kernel/notes magic file.  Reading this delivers
> the contents of the kernel's .notes section.  This lets userland easily
> glean any detailed information about the running kernel's build that was
> stored there at compile time.

Is .notes an allocated section?  I didn't think it necessarily appeared 
in any of the PT_LOAD segments, because the linux/elfnote.h macros don't 
necessarily set "a" on the section.

I have a patch to always do this, and also convert all the note 
generation to C code rather than asm.  If your patch works for you, 
however, it should be completely orthogonal.

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