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[Xen-devel] Re: [patch 16/21] Xen-paravirt: Add code into head.S to handle being booted by Xen

Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> I'm pretty certain we explicitly drop the weird GNU note that
> is automatically generated by gcc and specifies something informational.
But that's something else again, since it appears as a PT_GNU_STACK phdr.

> I don't think anything we are doing is wrong but ld gets confused easily
> in the corner cases.  I'm modestly surprised we didn't have to mark our
> .note.xxx scions as ".section .note.xxx @note"  or whatever the proper
> gas syntax is.

I did try that, and it didn't make a difference.  The manual says that
the output section type follows the input section type, so I agree its a
bit surprising we ever get a SHT_NOTE out of it without the @note stuff.


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