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SubjectRe: missing .data.shared_align placement in vmlinux
[Resend - this time with Jeremy included in To: ]

Jeremy - you introduced this in ("x86/i386: Put aligned
stack-canary in percpu shared_aligned section")
53f824520b6d84ca5b4a8fd71addc91dbf64357e

Does the following simple fix look correct to you?
[See below]

Sam

>
On Wed, Aug 04, 2010 at 10:28:06PM +0200, Sam Ravnborg wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 04, 2010 at 02:12:03PM -0400, Mike Frysinger wrote:
> > On Wed, Aug 4, 2010 at 07:56, Sam Ravnborg wrote:
> > > On Fri, May 21, 2010 at 04:58:53PM -0400, Mike Frysinger wrote:
> > >> am i missing something or does the .data.shared_align section lack
> > >> definition in vmlinux.lds.h and all arch vmlinux.lds.S files ?
> > >>
> > >> with the recent change "net: remove time limit in process_backlog()",
> > >> the softnet_data variable changed from "DEFINE_PER_CPU()" to
> > >> "DEFINE_PER_CPU_ALIGNED()" which moved it from the .data section to
> > >> the .data.shared_align section.  i'm not saying this patch is wrong,
> > >> just that is what caused me to notice this larger problem.  no one
> > >> else in the kernel is using this aligned macro variant, so i imagine
> > >> that's why no one has noticed yet.
> > >>
> > >> since .data.shared_align isnt declared in any vmlinux files that i can
> > >> see, the linker just places it last.  this "just works" for most
> > >> people, but when building a ROM kernel on Blackfin systems, it causes
> > >> section overlap errors:
> > >> bfin-uclinux-ld.real: section .init.data [00000000202e06b8 ->
> > >> 00000000202e48b7] overlaps section .data.shared_aligned
> > >> [00000000202e06b8 -> 00000000202e0723]
> > >> i imagine other arches which support the ROM config option and thus do
> > >> funky placement would see similar issues ...
> > >>
> > >> on x86, it is stuck in a dedicated section:
> > >>   [ 8] .data             PROGBITS        ffffffff810ec000 2ec000
> > >> 0303a8 00  WA  0   0 4096
> > >>   [ 9] .data.shared_alig PROGBITS        ffffffff8111c3c0 31c3c0
> > >> 0000c8 00  WA  0   0 64
> > >>
> > >> the ifdef forest in asm-generic/percpu.h is beyond a quick glance &
> > >> fix, so i leave it up to someone else ;)
> > >
> > > as there any resolution on this?
> > > I briefly looked at it some time ago.
> > > And it looks like a plain oversight.
> >
> > no, it's still broken in 2.6.35 :(
> > $ make ARCH=blackfin BF537-STAMP_defconfig
> > $ make ARCH=blackfin -s -j4
> > $ readelf -WS vmlinux | grep '\<data\>'
> > [10] .data PROGBITS 0018369c 17269c 012964 00 WA 0 0 4
> > [11] .data..shared_aligned PROGBITS 00196000 185000 00006c 00
> > WA 0 0 4
>

diff --git a/include/asm-generic/vmlinux.lds.h b/include/asm-generic/vmlinux.lds.h
index 030a954..e87260f 100644
--- a/include/asm-generic/vmlinux.lds.h
+++ b/include/asm-generic/vmlinux.lds.h
@@ -150,6 +150,7 @@
#define DATA_DATA \
*(.data) \
*(.ref.data) \
+ *(.data..shared_aligned) /* percpu related */ \
DEV_KEEP(init.data) \
DEV_KEEP(exit.data) \
CPU_KEEP(init.data) \
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