Where does ppc define __start___ksymtab?

Keith Owens kaos at ocs.com.au
Thu Aug 3 18:03:13 EST 2000

On Thu, 3 Aug 2000 16:13:46 +1000 (EST),
Paul Mackerras <paulus at linuxcare.com.au> wrote:
>> I have been trying to find where ppc defines __start___ksymtab and
>> __stop___ksymtab symbols.  These delimit the __ksymtab entries for
>> module symbols.  On every other architecture that supports modules,
>> arch/xxx/vmlinux.lds contains lines like this
>>   __start___ksymtab = .;	/* Kernel symbol table */
>>   __ksymtab : { *(__ksymtab) }
>>   __stop___ksymtab = .;
>> I can find no equivalent lines for ppc in a stock 2.4.0-test5 source
>> tree yet ppc obviously defines them somewhere.  But where?
>I think they must be defined automagically by the linker.  They aren't
>defined explicitly anywhere but we still end up with a __ksymtab
>section with the __start___ksymtab and __stop___ksymtab symbols
>defined at the beginning and end of it.
>We can add those lines if you like, that's no problem.

Please add them.  It makes the ppc vmlinux.lds more consistent with the
other archs that support modules.

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