- Handle symbol relocations properly due to changes in the toolchains
which remove section symbols now
objtool: Teach get_alt_entry() about more relocation types

Occasionally objtool encounters symbol (as opposed to section)
relocations in .altinstructions. Typically they are the alternatives
written by elf_add_alternative() as encountered on a noinstr
validation run on vmlinux after having already ran objtool on the
individual .o files.

Basically this is the counterpart of commit 44f6a7c0755d ("objtool:
Fix seg fault with Clang non-section symbols"), because when these new
assemblers (binutils now also does this) strip the section symbols,
elf_add_reloc_to_insn() is forced to emit symbol based relocations.

As such, teach get_alt_entry() about different relocation types.

Fixes: 9bc0bb50727c ("objtool/x86: Rewrite retpoline thunk calls")
Reported-by: Stephen Rothwell <sfr@canb.auug.org.au>
Reported-by: Borislav Petkov <bp@alien8.de>
Signed-off-by: Peter Zijlstra (Intel) <peterz@infradead.org>
Acked-by: Josh Poimboeuf <jpoimboe@redhat.com>
Tested-by: Nathan Chancellor <nathan@kernel.org>
Link: https://lore.kernel.org/r/YVWUvknIEVNkPvnP@hirez.programming.kicks-ass.net
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