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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 06/18] arm64: kvm: use -fno-jump-tables with clang
On 20 November 2017 at 14:43, Mark Rutland <> wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 20, 2017 at 02:41:47PM +0000, Mark Rutland wrote:
>> On Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 01:34:16PM -0800, Sami Tolvanen wrote:
>> > Use -fno-jump-tables to make sure clang doesn't generate branches
>> > to EL1 virtual addresses.
>> Are there any other reasons that clang might generate absolute
>> references/relocations?
>> It would be nice if there was the option to disable that more generally,
>> rather than disabling individual optimizations. Is there any PIC/PIE
>> option that we could use?
>> We might need something simnilar for GCC, even if we're not seeing
>> problems today.
> ... and likewise for the EFI stub, which needs to be
> position-independent much like the hyp code.

Actually, we are already using -fpie for the EFI stub, but it is a bit
fiddly because it requires visibility overrides, given that PIC symbol
references are usually indirected via GOT entries. At the time, it
didn't occur to me that the HYP code has similar issues. Of course, in
the EFI stub we already check for ABS64 relocations to make sure that
the resulting code is correct (and /me makes mental note to add
R_AARCH64_GOT_xxx relocations to that as well)

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