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Subject[PATCH 4.9 073/148] powerpc: Fix compiling a BE kernel with a powerpc64le toolchain
4.9-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Nicholas Piggin <>

[ Upstream commit 4dc831aa88132f835cefe876aa0206977c4d7710 ]

GCC can compile with either endian, but the default ABI version is set
based on the default endianness of the toolchain. Alan Modra says:

you need both -mbig and -mabi=elfv1 to make a powerpc64le gcc
generate powerpc64 code

The opposite is true for powerpc64 when generating -mlittle it
requires -mabi=elfv2 to generate v2 ABI, which we were already doing.

This change adds ABI annotations together with endianness for all cases,
LE and BE. This fixes the case of building a BE kernel with a toolchain
that is LE by default.

Signed-off-by: Nicholas Piggin <>
Tested-by: Naveen N. Rao <>
Signed-off-by: Michael Ellerman <>
Signed-off-by: Sasha Levin <>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
arch/powerpc/Makefile | 11 ++++++++++-
1 file changed, 10 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

--- a/arch/powerpc/Makefile
+++ b/arch/powerpc/Makefile
@@ -72,8 +72,15 @@ GNUTARGET := powerpc
MULTIPLEWORD := -mmultiple

-cflags-$(CONFIG_CPU_BIG_ENDIAN) += $(call cc-option,-mbig-endian)
+ifdef CONFIG_PPC64
+cflags-$(CONFIG_CPU_BIG_ENDIAN) += $(call cc-option,-mabi=elfv1)
+cflags-$(CONFIG_CPU_BIG_ENDIAN) += $(call cc-option,-mcall-aixdesc)
+aflags-$(CONFIG_CPU_BIG_ENDIAN) += $(call cc-option,-mabi=elfv1)
+aflags-$(CONFIG_CPU_LITTLE_ENDIAN) += -mabi=elfv2
cflags-$(CONFIG_CPU_LITTLE_ENDIAN) += -mlittle-endian
+cflags-$(CONFIG_CPU_BIG_ENDIAN) += $(call cc-option,-mbig-endian)
ifneq ($(cc-name),clang)
cflags-$(CONFIG_CPU_LITTLE_ENDIAN) += -mno-strict-align
@@ -113,7 +120,9 @@ ifeq ($(CONFIG_CPU_LITTLE_ENDIAN),y)
CFLAGS-$(CONFIG_PPC64) += $(call cc-option,-mabi=elfv2,$(call cc-option,-mcall-aixdesc))
AFLAGS-$(CONFIG_PPC64) += $(call cc-option,-mabi=elfv2)
+CFLAGS-$(CONFIG_PPC64) += $(call cc-option,-mabi=elfv1)
CFLAGS-$(CONFIG_PPC64) += $(call cc-option,-mcall-aixdesc)
+AFLAGS-$(CONFIG_PPC64) += $(call cc-option,-mabi=elfv1)
CFLAGS-$(CONFIG_PPC64) += $(call cc-option,-mcmodel=medium,$(call cc-option,-mminimal-toc))
CFLAGS-$(CONFIG_PPC64) += $(call cc-option,-mno-pointers-to-nested-functions)

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