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Date:	Sun, 8 Nov 2009 12:38:05 +0100
From:	Sam Ravnborg <>
Subject: Re: [tip:x86/urgent] x86: Add back _end symbol that is missing

On Sun, Nov 08, 2009 at 11:07:12AM +0000, tip-bot for Hannes Reinecke wrote:
> Commit-ID:  d1e4d37b79e944f6351ae38eb1ca7c9f7b506e76
> Gitweb:
> Author:     Hannes Reinecke <>
> AuthorDate: Wed, 4 Nov 2009 07:19:32 -0800
> Committer:  Ingo Molnar <>
> CommitDate: Sun, 8 Nov 2009 12:05:03 +0100
> x86: Add back _end symbol that is missing from
> With 2.6.31 'crash' on x86_64 falls flat on its face as the
> '_end' symbol is missing from the file.
> The culprit is commit 091e52c3551d3031343df24b573b770b4c6c72b6,
> which moved the '_end' symbol into it's own section.  Apparently
> this causes kallsyms to not reference it properly.
> So do not include _end in it's own section.
> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <>
> Cc: Sam Ravnborg <>
> Cc: <> # .31.x
> LKML-Reference: <>
> Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <>

I'm afraid this will break a RELOCTABLE i386 kernel.

We fixed this up some time ago where we had to
move the symbol definition inside a section
to prevent the symbol being absolute.

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