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SubjectRe: [PATCH v5 1/8] arch: enable relative relocations for arm64, power, x86, s390 and x86
On 25 December 2017 at 21:05, Sam Ravnborg <sam@ravnborg.org> wrote:
> Hi Ard.
>
> On Mon, Dec 25, 2017 at 08:54:33PM +0000, Ard Biesheuvel wrote:
>> Before updating certain subsystems to use place relative 32-bit
>> relocations in special sections, to save space and reduce the
>> number of absolute relocations that need to be processed at runtime
>> by relocatable kernels, introduce the Kconfig symbol and define it
>> for some architectures that should be able to support and benefit
>> from it.
>>
>> Cc: Catalin Marinas <catalin.marinas@arm.com>
>> Cc: Will Deacon <will.deacon@arm.com>
>> Cc: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@kernel.crashing.org>
>> Cc: Paul Mackerras <paulus@samba.org>
>> Cc: Michael Ellerman <mpe@ellerman.id.au>
>> Cc: Martin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com>
>> Cc: Heiko Carstens <heiko.carstens@de.ibm.com>
>> Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
>> Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@redhat.com>
>> Cc: "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@zytor.com>
>> Cc: x86@kernel.org
>> Signed-off-by: Ard Biesheuvel <ard.biesheuvel@linaro.org>
>> ---
>> arch/Kconfig | 10 ++++++++++
>> arch/arm64/Kconfig | 1 +
>
>> arch/arm64/kernel/vmlinux.lds.S | 2 +-
> The change to arch/arm64/kernel/vmlinux.lds.S is
> not justified in the changelog.
> Did you add it by mistake?
>

No. The PREL32 support adds a __ADDRESSABLE() macro that emits code
into .discard.text, and on arm64, the EFI object sections get a .init
prefix so we need to discard .init.discard.* explicitly as well.

I will add this as a note.

Thanks,
Ard.

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