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Subject[PATCH 04/14] efi/libstub: arm64: set -fpie when building the EFI stub
Clang may emit absolute symbol references when building in non-PIC mode,
even when using the default 'small' code model, which is already mostly
position independent to begin with, due to its use of adrp/add pairs
that have a relative range of +/- 4 GB. The remedy is to pass the -fpie
flag, which can be done safely now that the code has been updated to avoid
GOT indirections (which may be emitted due to the compiler assuming that
the PIC/PIE code may end up in a shared library that is subject to ELF
symbol preemption)

Passing -fpie when building code that needs to execute at an a priori
unknown offset is arguably an improvement in any case, and given that
the recent visibility changes allow the PIC build to pass with GCC as
well, let's add -fpie for all arm64 builds rather than only for Clang.

Cc: Matt Fleming <>
Tested-by: Matthias Kaehlcke <>
Signed-off-by: Ard Biesheuvel <>
drivers/firmware/efi/libstub/Makefile | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/firmware/efi/libstub/Makefile b/drivers/firmware/efi/libstub/Makefile
index 37e24f525162..cf81e6cf5ae8 100644
--- a/drivers/firmware/efi/libstub/Makefile
+++ b/drivers/firmware/efi/libstub/Makefile
@@ -10,7 +10,7 @@ cflags-$(CONFIG_X86) += -m$(BITS) -D__KERNEL__ -O2 \
-fPIC -fno-strict-aliasing -mno-red-zone \
-mno-mmx -mno-sse

-cflags-$(CONFIG_ARM64) := $(subst -pg,,$(KBUILD_CFLAGS))
+cflags-$(CONFIG_ARM64) := $(subst -pg,,$(KBUILD_CFLAGS)) -fpie
cflags-$(CONFIG_ARM) := $(subst -pg,,$(KBUILD_CFLAGS)) \
-fno-builtin -fpic -mno-single-pic-base

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