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* [RESEND PATCH] depmod: Ignore PowerPC64 ABIv2 .TOC. symbol
@ 2016-03-03  8:30 Michael Ellerman
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From: Michael Ellerman @ 2016-03-03  8:30 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: linux-modules
  Cc: Anton Blanchard, Alan Modra, Ulrich Weigand,

From: Anton Blanchard <>

The .TOC. symbol on the PowerPC64 ABIv2 identifies the GOT
pointer, similar to how other architectures use _GLOBAL_OFFSET_TABLE_.

This is not a symbol that needs relocation, and should be ignored
by depmod.

 tools/depmod.c | 2 ++
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+)

diff --git a/tools/depmod.c b/tools/depmod.c
index 6e9bb4d..a2e07c1 100644
--- a/tools/depmod.c
+++ b/tools/depmod.c
@@ -2153,6 +2153,8 @@ static void depmod_add_fake_syms(struct depmod *depmod)
 	depmod_symbol_add(depmod, "__this_module", true, 0, NULL);
 	/* On S390, this is faked up too */
 	depmod_symbol_add(depmod, "_GLOBAL_OFFSET_TABLE_", true, 0, NULL);
+	/* On PowerPC64 ABIv2, .TOC. is more or less _GLOBAL_OFFSET_TABLE_ */
+	depmod_symbol_add(depmod, "TOC.", true, 0, NULL);
 static int depmod_load_symvers(struct depmod *depmod, const char *filename)

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