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Date:	Mon, 11 Aug 2014 10:20:52 +1000
From:	Stephen Rothwell <>
To:	Guenter Roeck <>
Cc:	Benjamin Herrenschmidt <>,
	Mahesh Salgaonkar <>,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH] powerpc: Fix "attempt to move .org backwards" error

Hi Guenter,

On Fri,  8 Aug 2014 22:22:12 -0700 Guenter Roeck <> wrote:
> Once again, we see
> arch/powerpc/kernel/exceptions-64s.S: Assembler messages:
> arch/powerpc/kernel/exceptions-64s.S:865: Error: attempt to move .org backwards
> arch/powerpc/kernel/exceptions-64s.S:866: Error: attempt to move .org backwards
> arch/powerpc/kernel/exceptions-64s.S:890: Error: attempt to move .org backwards
> when compiling ppc:allmodconfig.
> This time the problem has been caused by to commit 0869b6fd209bda
> ("powerpc/book3s: Add basic infrastructure to handle HMI in Linux"),
> which adds functions hmi_exception_early and hmi_exception_after_realmode
> into a critical (size-limited) code area, even though that does not appear
> to be necessary.
> Move those functions to a non-critical area of the file.
> Cc: Mahesh Salgaonkar <>
> Signed-off-by: Guenter Roeck <>
> ---
> Compile tested with all ppc configurations.
> The reported checkpatch error appears to be a false positive.


I have added that to my fixes tree for today.
Stephen Rothwell          

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