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Date:   Wed, 19 Aug 2020 16:34:30 +0100
From:   Nick Clifton <>
To:     Mark Wielaard <>,
        Jesper Dangaard Brouer <>,
        Jiri Olsa <>
Cc:     "" <>,
        "" <>,,
Subject: Re: Kernel build error on BTFIDS vmlinux

Hi Mark,

> Adding Nick, the binutils maintainer, so we can make sure
> binutils/elfutils agree on some ELF section compression corner case.

Thanks for doing this.

> But it would obviously be better if that wasn't necessary. So I'll try
> to fix libelf so that if it fixes up the alignment when reading the
> compressed data, it also does that when writing out the data again. But
> that would only help for a new version of elfutils.
> So it would be nice if binutils ld could also be fixed to write out
> compressed sections with the correct alignment.

OK, I will look into doing this.

By any chance is there a small test case that you are using to check
this behaviour ?   If so, please may I have a copy for myself ?


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