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Subject[PATCH 3.4 033/134] ARM: 7743/1: compressed/head.S: work around new binutils warning
3.4-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Arnd Bergmann <>

commit da94a829305f1c217cfdf6771cb1faca0917e3b9 upstream.

In August 2012, Matthew Gretton-Dann checked a change into binutils
labelled "Error on obsolete & warn on deprecated registers", apparently as
part of ARMv8 support. Apparently, this was supposed to emit the message
"Warning: This coprocessor register access is deprecated in ARMv8" when
using certain mcr/mrc instructions and building for ARMv8. Unfortunately,
the message that is actually emitted appears to be '(null)', which is
less helpful in comparison.

Even more unfortunately, this is biting us on every single kernel
build with a new gas, because arch/arm/boot/compressed/head.S and some
other files in that directory are built with -march=all since kernel
commit 80cec14a8 "[ARM] Add -march=all to assembly file build in
arch/arm/boot/compressed" back in v2.6.28.

This patch reverts Russell's nice solution and instead marks the head.S
file to be built for armv7-a, which fortunately lets us build all
instructions in that file without warnings even on the broken binutils.

Without this patch, building anything results in:

arch/arm/boot/compressed/head.S: Assembler messages:
arch/arm/boot/compressed/head.S:565: Warning: (null)
arch/arm/boot/compressed/head.S:676: Warning: (null)
arch/arm/boot/compressed/head.S:698: Warning: (null)
arch/arm/boot/compressed/head.S:722: Warning: (null)
arch/arm/boot/compressed/head.S:726: Warning: (null)
arch/arm/boot/compressed/head.S:957: Warning: (null)
arch/arm/boot/compressed/head.S:996: Warning: (null)
arch/arm/boot/compressed/head.S:997: Warning: (null)
arch/arm/boot/compressed/head.S:1027: Warning: (null)
arch/arm/boot/compressed/head.S:1035: Warning: (null)
arch/arm/boot/compressed/head.S:1046: Warning: (null)
arch/arm/boot/compressed/head.S:1060: Warning: (null)
arch/arm/boot/compressed/head.S:1092: Warning: (null)
arch/arm/boot/compressed/head.S:1094: Warning: (null)
arch/arm/boot/compressed/head.S:1095: Warning: (null)
arch/arm/boot/compressed/head.S:1102: Warning: (null)
arch/arm/boot/compressed/head.S:1134: Warning: (null)

Signed-off-by: Arnd Bergmann <>
Cc: Matthew Gretton-Dann <>
Signed-off-by: Russell King <>
[bwh: Backported to 3.2:
- Adjust context
- Remove definition of asflags-y as it is now empty]
Signed-off-by: Ben Hutchings <>
Cc: Yang Yingliang <>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>

arch/arm/boot/compressed/Makefile | 1 -
arch/arm/boot/compressed/head-sa1100.S | 1 +
arch/arm/boot/compressed/head-shark.S | 1 +
arch/arm/boot/compressed/head.S | 1 +
4 files changed, 3 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

--- a/arch/arm/boot/compressed/Makefile
+++ b/arch/arm/boot/compressed/Makefile
@@ -126,7 +126,6 @@ KBUILD_CFLAGS = $(subst -pg, , $(ORIG_CF

ccflags-y := -fpic -fno-builtin -I$(obj)
-asflags-y := -Wa,-march=all

# Supply kernel BSS size to the decompressor via a linker symbol.
KBSS_SZ = $(shell $(CROSS_COMPILE)size $(obj)/../../../../vmlinux | \
--- a/arch/arm/boot/compressed/head-sa1100.S
+++ b/arch/arm/boot/compressed/head-sa1100.S
@@ -11,6 +11,7 @@
#include <asm/mach-types.h>

.section ".start", "ax"
+ .arch armv4


--- a/arch/arm/boot/compressed/head-shark.S
+++ b/arch/arm/boot/compressed/head-shark.S
@@ -18,6 +18,7 @@

.section ".start", "ax"

+ .arch armv4
b __beginning

__ofw_data: .long 0 @ the number of memory blocks
--- a/arch/arm/boot/compressed/head.S
+++ b/arch/arm/boot/compressed/head.S
@@ -10,6 +10,7 @@
#include <linux/linkage.h>

+ .arch armv7-a
* Debugging stuff

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