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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2] powerpc: Handle .text.{hot,unlikely}.* in linker script
Hi!

Very late of course, and the patch is fine, but:

On Mon, Jan 04, 2021 at 01:59:53PM -0700, Nathan Chancellor wrote:
> Commit eff8728fe698 ("vmlinux.lds.h: Add PGO and AutoFDO input
> sections") added ".text.unlikely.*" and ".text.hot.*" due to an LLVM
> change [1].
>
> After another LLVM change [2], these sections are seen in some PowerPC
> builds, where there is a orphan section warning then build failure:
>
> $ make -skj"$(nproc)" \
> ARCH=powerpc CROSS_COMPILE=powerpc64le-linux-gnu- LLVM=1 O=out \
> distclean powernv_defconfig zImage.epapr
> ld.lld: warning: kernel/built-in.a(panic.o):(.text.unlikely.) is being placed in '.text.unlikely.'

Is the section really called ".text.unlikely.", i.e. the name ending in
a dot? How very unusual, is there some bug elsewhere?


Segher

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