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Date:   Tue, 5 Oct 2021 10:45:02 +0200
From:   Peter Zijlstra <>
To:     Josh Poimboeuf <>
        Linus Torvalds <>,
        Miroslav Benes <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] objtool: Remove reloc symbol type checks in

On Mon, Oct 04, 2021 at 10:07:50AM -0700, Josh Poimboeuf wrote:
> Converting a special section's relocation reference to a symbol is
> straightforward.  No need for objtool to complain that it doesn't know
> how to handle it.  Just handle it.
> This fixes the following warning:
>   arch/x86/kvm/emulate.o: warning: objtool: __ex_table+0x4: don't know how to handle reloc symbol type: kvm_fastop_exception
> Fixes: 24ff65257375 ("objtool: Teach get_alt_entry() about more relocation types")
> Reported-by: Linus Torvalds <>
> Signed-off-by: Josh Poimboeuf <>


Does not in fact apply due to Linus' patch. Fixed that up and will run
more careful tests this time :-)

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