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Date:	Mon, 11 Aug 2014 09:25:08 -0700
From:	Guenter Roeck <>
To:	Stephen Rothwell <>
CC:	Benjamin Herrenschmidt <>,
	Mahesh Salgaonkar <>,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH] powerpc: Fix "attempt to move .org backwards" error

On 08/10/2014 05:20 PM, Stephen Rothwell wrote:
> 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.
> Thanks.
> I have added that to my fixes tree for today.


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