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Subject[tip:x86/urgent] x86: Document linker script ASSERT() quirk
Commit-ID:  a5912f6b3e20c137172460e6d4dd180866c00963
Gitweb: http://git.kernel.org/tip/a5912f6b3e20c137172460e6d4dd180866c00963
Author: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
AuthorDate: Fri, 16 Oct 2009 07:18:46 +0200
Committer: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
CommitDate: Fri, 16 Oct 2009 07:18:46 +0200

x86: Document linker script ASSERT() quirk

Older binutils breaks if ASSERT() is used without a sink
for the output.

For example 2.14.90.0.6 is known to be broken, the link
fails with:

LD .tmp_vmlinux1
ld:arch/x86/kernel/vmlinux.lds:678: parse error

Document this quirk in all three files that use it.

See: http://marc.info/?l=linux-kbuild&m=124930110427870&w=2
See[2]: d2ba8b2 ("x86: Fix assert syntax in vmlinux.lds.S")

Cc: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Cc: Roland McGrath <roland@redhat.com>
Cc: "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@zytor.com>
Cc: Sam Ravnborg <sam@ravnborg.org>
LKML-Reference: <4AD6523D.5030909@zytor.com>
Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
---
arch/x86/boot/setup.ld | 3 +++
arch/x86/kernel/acpi/realmode/wakeup.lds.S | 3 +++
arch/x86/kernel/vmlinux.lds.S | 3 +++
3 files changed, 9 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
diff --git a/arch/x86/boot/setup.ld b/arch/x86/boot/setup.ld
index 0f6ec45..03c0683 100644
--- a/arch/x86/boot/setup.ld
+++ b/arch/x86/boot/setup.ld
@@ -53,6 +53,9 @@ SECTIONS

/DISCARD/ : { *(.note*) }

+ /*
+ * The ASSERT() sink to . is intentional, for binutils 2.14 compatibility:
+ */
. = ASSERT(_end <= 0x8000, "Setup too big!");
. = ASSERT(hdr == 0x1f1, "The setup header has the wrong offset!");
/* Necessary for the very-old-loader check to work... */
diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/acpi/realmode/wakeup.lds.S b/arch/x86/kernel/acpi/realmode/wakeup.lds.S
index 7da00b7..060fff8 100644
--- a/arch/x86/kernel/acpi/realmode/wakeup.lds.S
+++ b/arch/x86/kernel/acpi/realmode/wakeup.lds.S
@@ -57,5 +57,8 @@ SECTIONS
*(.note*)
}

+ /*
+ * The ASSERT() sink to . is intentional, for binutils 2.14 compatibility:
+ */
. = ASSERT(_end <= WAKEUP_SIZE, "Wakeup too big!");
}
diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/vmlinux.lds.S b/arch/x86/kernel/vmlinux.lds.S
index 92929fb..3c68fe2 100644
--- a/arch/x86/kernel/vmlinux.lds.S
+++ b/arch/x86/kernel/vmlinux.lds.S
@@ -305,6 +305,9 @@ SECTIONS


#ifdef CONFIG_X86_32
+/*
+ * The ASSERT() sink to . is intentional, for binutils 2.14 compatibility:
+ */
. = ASSERT((_end - LOAD_OFFSET <= KERNEL_IMAGE_SIZE),
"kernel image bigger than KERNEL_IMAGE_SIZE");
#else

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