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    SubjectTrying to make a working kernel with the gold linker
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    So I was trying to see if I could make the kernel build with the gold
    linker (since until it can, I can't install it on my system).

    I saw a message from HJ indicating one of the problems was x86_64 gold
    used an incompatible max-page-size setting, so I tried changing it in
    hopes that would make a bootable kernel.

    No dice, it didn't work. (At least not with a 2.20 binutils-gold.)

    Does anybody know what the other issues with the gold linker? Is the
    2.22 binutils-gold more likely to work?

    Thanks,

    - Ted


    diff --git a/arch/x86/Makefile b/arch/x86/Makefile
    index 41a7237..ad769ed 100644
    --- a/arch/x86/Makefile
    +++ b/arch/x86/Makefile
    @@ -119,7 +119,11 @@ asinstr := $(call as-instr,fxsaveq (%rax),-DCONFIG_AS_FXSAVEQ=1)
    KBUILD_AFLAGS += $(cfi) $(cfi-sigframe) $(cfi-sections) $(asinstr)
    KBUILD_CFLAGS += $(cfi) $(cfi-sigframe) $(cfi-sections) $(asinstr)

    +ifeq ($(CONFIG_X86_32),y)
    LDFLAGS := -m elf_$(UTS_MACHINE)
    +else
    +LDFLAGS := -m elf_$(UTS_MACHINE) -z max-page-size=0x200000
    +endif

    # Speed up the build
    KBUILD_CFLAGS += -pipe

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