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Date:   Sat, 16 Sep 2017 20:25:35 +0900
From:   Sergey Senozhatsky <>
To:     "Naveen N. Rao" <>
Cc:     Sergey Senozhatsky <>,
        Tony Luck <>,
        Fenghua Yu <>,
        Benjamin Herrenschmidt <>,
        Paul Mackerras <>,
        Michael Ellerman <>,
        "James E . J . Bottomley" <>,
        Helge Deller <>, Petr Mladek <>,,,
        Alexei Starovoitov <>,
        Steven Rostedt <>,, Jessica Yu <>,
        Andrew Morton <>,, Nicholas Piggin <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 3/5] powerpc64: Add .opd based function descriptor

On (09/16/17 15:13), Naveen N. Rao wrote:
> Would it be simpler to just use kernel_text_address() and dereference 
> everything else? See commit 83e840c770f2c5 ("powerpc64/elfv1: Only 
> dereference function descriptor for non-text symbols") for a related 
> patch.

I had this idea, see


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