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Date:   Wed, 29 Nov 2017 15:57:53 -0800
From:   Nick Desaulniers <>
To:     Sami Tolvanen <>
Cc:     Alex Matveev <>, Andi Kleen <>,
        Ard Biesheuvel <>,
        Greg Hackmann <>,
        Kees Cook <>,,
        Linux Kbuild mailing list <>,
        LKML <>,
        Mark Rutland <>,
        Masahiro Yamada <>,
        Maxim Kuvyrkov <>,
        Michal Marek <>,
        Yury Norov <>,
        Matthias Kaehlcke <>,
        Nicholas Piggin <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 5/7] arm64: keep .altinstructions and .altinstr_replacement

On Wed, Nov 29, 2017 at 3:44 PM, Sami Tolvanen <> wrote:
> Make sure the linker doesn't remove .altinstructions or
> .altinstr_replacement when CONFIG_LD_DEAD_CODE_DATA_ELIMINATION is
> enabled.

This sounds like a bug in the original implementation of
CONFIG_LD_DEAD_CODE_DATA_ELIMINATION? If so, this can likely get
merged regardless of the rest of the patchset, ie. gold support.

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