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SubjectRe: Problems compiling with KCFLAGS="-frecord-gcc-switches"
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On 09/29/2017 01:58 PM, Josh Poimboeuf wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 29, 2017 at 01:38:43PM -0700, Guenter Roeck wrote:
>> On Fri, Sep 29, 2017 at 01:00:56PM -0700, Guenter Roeck wrote:
>>> Hi Josh,
>>>
>>> when trying to compile an image with KCFLAGS="-frecord-gcc-switches",
>>> I get the folllowing build warning/error.
>>>
>>> make allmodconfig
>>> KCFLAGS="-frecord-gcc-switches" make arch/x86/kvm/emulate.o
>>> ./tools/objtool/objtool check --no-unreachable "arch/x86/kvm/emulate.o"
>>>
>>> arch/x86/kvm/emulate.o: warning:
>>> objtool: .GCC.command.line+0x0: special: can't find new instruction
>>>
>>> Building a full image aborts with:
>>>
>>> WARNING: arch/x86/kvm/kvm.o(__ex_table+0x4c): Section mismatch in reference
>>> from the (unknown reference) (unknown)
>>> to the variable .GCC.command.line:kvm_fastop_exception
>>> FATAL: The relocation at __ex_table+0x4c references
>>> section ".GCC.command.line" which is not executable, IOW
>>> the kernel will fault if it ever tries to
>>> jump to it. Something is seriously wrong
>>> and should be fixed.
>>> make[2]: *** [arch/x86/kvm/kvm.o] Error 1
>>>
>>> Any idea what might cause this problem ?
>>>
>>
>> Here is another interesting problem, seen when building arm64 allmodconfig
>> -CONFIG_CPU_BIG_ENDIAN +CONFIG_EFI.
>>
>> kallsyms failure:
>> relative symbol value 0xffffff9008073000 out of range in relative mode
>>
>> This is due to symbols such as
>>
>> 000000000000000e n __efistub_$d
>>
>> in the symbol table. Those are not filtered out by kallsyms, resulting in a
>> relative "base" address of 0x0e, and all other symbols are out of range.
>> Those symbols are only generated in efi/libstubs.
>>
>> Any idea what might be going on there, and how to fix it ?
>> An easy fix would be something like
>>
>> - else if (stype == 'N')
>> + else if (toupper(stype) == 'N')
>>
>> in kallsyms, but that doesn't seem like a clean solution to me.
>
> Not sure... What does 'n' mean? I don't see it in the man page for nm.
>

Good question. As far as I can see, gcc uses it to mark symbols associated
with -frecord-gcc-switches, presumably in the .GCC.command.line section.

Guenter

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