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Date:   Thu, 2 Nov 2017 19:21:40 +0100 (CET)
From:   Thomas Gleixner <>
To:     Linus Torvalds <>
cc:     Greg KH <>,
        Masahiro Yamada <>,
        Andrew Morton <>,
        Kate Stewart <>,
        Philippe Ombredanne <>,
        Linux Kernel Mailing List <>
Subject: Re: [GIT PULL] License cleanup: add SPDX license identifiers to some
 kernel files

On Thu, 2 Nov 2017, Linus Torvalds wrote:

> On Thu, Nov 2, 2017 at 11:02 AM, Greg KH <> wrote:
> >
> > Oh I wish that were the case :(
> >
> > Thomas and I fought with the vdso build logic[1], and some other
> > arch-specific stuff for a good day trying to track down all of the
> > individual .h files that were getting pulled in by gcc to spit out a .S
> > file.
> Hmm. I thought we fixed those things long ago..
> Commit fe58fc8f4025 ("x86: wipe out traditional opt from x86_64
> Makefile") removed our use of -traditional back in 2008.
> But I do note that the PPC build still seems to have it.
> But yeah, maybe there is something else odd about *.S files still.

The wreckage is with the *.lds.S ones which are used to generate .lds with
some gcc preprocessor magic. And then ld falls flat on its nose with the //



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