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SubjectRe: K7/Athlon Optimization Causes Build Fail on Kernel 3.3 i686
On Wed, Mar 28, 2012 at 07:27:59PM +0200, Borislav Petkov wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 28, 2012 at 10:13:31AM -0700, Randy Dunlap wrote:
> > > in your config. K7 and EFI are from different epochs anyway and cannot
> > > obviously be enabled both on the same system with the current Kconfig
> > > for EFI.
> > but the Kconfig files shouldn't allow such a failing .config to be
> > created, or the Makefiles are inadequate, or <mumble something>....
> Yeah, something like the following:
> config MK7
> bool "Athlon/Duron/K7"
> depends on X86_32 && !EFI_STUB
> or the other way around:
> config EFI_STUB
> bool "EFI stub support"
> depends on EFI && !MK7


can you apply the following patch and retest please? You shouldn't
be able to select EFI_STUB and K7 optimizations at the same time in


From 24e9ee38516a770a275dde217c250cf8b78521d5 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Borislav Petkov <>
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2012 09:39:51 +0200
Subject: [PATCH] AMD, K7: Fix compilation error when EFI_STUG is enabled

Trevor Turner reported that building the 3.3 kernel on his K7 box fails.
Reproducing the issue locally got us also the exact build error:

arch/x86/boot/compressed/eboot.o: In function `efi_main':
eboot.c:(.text+0x1530): undefined reference to `_mmx_memcpy'
eboot.c:(.text+0x17d0): undefined reference to `_mmx_memcpy'
make[2]: *** [arch/x86/boot/compressed/vmlinux] Error 1
make[1]: *** [arch/x86/boot/compressed/vmlinux] Error 2
make[1]: *** Waiting for unfinished jobs....

due to the fact that K7 has special MMX memcpy routines which EFI_STUB
uses through memcpy but is not linked against them thus the build

Instead of making this work, we decided to make EFI_STUB and K7 mutually
exclusive since they're from different epochs anyway. The patch below
fixes that.

Reported-by: Trevor Turner <>
Cc: Matt Fleming <>
Signed-off-by: Borislav Petkov <>
arch/x86/Kconfig | 2 +-
1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)

diff --git a/arch/x86/Kconfig b/arch/x86/Kconfig
index 5bed94e189fa..80b116281661 100644
--- a/arch/x86/Kconfig
+++ b/arch/x86/Kconfig
@@ -1516,7 +1516,7 @@ config EFI

config EFI_STUB
bool "EFI stub support"
- depends on EFI
+ depends on EFI && !MK7
This kernel feature allows a bzImage to be loaded directly
by EFI firmware without the use of a bootloader.

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