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Date:	Thu, 13 Feb 2014 19:59:06 -0800
From:	tip-bot for Andi Kleen <>
Subject: [tip:x86/asmlinkage] asmlinkage:
  Make main_extable_sort_needed visible

Commit-ID:  00b7103078596a243c16239004e0dc9416910f13
Author:     Andi Kleen <>
AuthorDate: Sat, 8 Feb 2014 08:52:04 +0100
Committer:  H. Peter Anvin <>
CommitDate: Thu, 13 Feb 2014 18:13:22 -0800

asmlinkage: Make main_extable_sort_needed visible

main_extable_sort_needed is used by the build system and needs
to be a normal ELF symbol. Make it visible so that LTO
does not remove or mangle it.

Signed-off-by: Andi Kleen <>
Signed-off-by: H. Peter Anvin <>
 kernel/extable.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/kernel/extable.c b/kernel/extable.c
index 763faf0..d8a6446 100644
--- a/kernel/extable.c
+++ b/kernel/extable.c
@@ -36,7 +36,7 @@ extern struct exception_table_entry __start___ex_table[];
 extern struct exception_table_entry __stop___ex_table[];
 /* Cleared by build time tools if the table is already sorted. */
-u32 __initdata main_extable_sort_needed = 1;
+u32 __initdata __visible main_extable_sort_needed = 1;
 /* Sort the kernel's built-in exception table */
 void __init sort_main_extable(void)
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