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SubjectRe: kbuild: Fail if gold linker is detected
On Tue, Jul 16, 2019 at 02:47:56PM +0200, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
> The gold linker has known issues of failing the build in random and
> predictible ways. H.J. stated:
>
> "Since building a workable kernel for different kernel configurations
> isn't a requirement for gold, I don't recommend gold for kernel."
>
> So instead of dealing with attempts to duct tape gold support without
> understanding the root cause, fail the build when gold is detected.
>
> Signed-off-by: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>

Right, life is too short to fight toolchains that aren't interested in
working.

Acked-by: Peter Zijlstra (Intel) <peterz@infradead.org>

> ---
> scripts/Kconfig.include | 3 +++
> 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)
>
> --- a/scripts/Kconfig.include
> +++ b/scripts/Kconfig.include
> @@ -35,5 +35,8 @@ ld-option = $(success,$(LD) -v $(1))
> $(error-if,$(failure,command -v $(CC)),compiler '$(CC)' not found)
> $(error-if,$(failure,command -v $(LD)),linker '$(LD)' not found)
>
> +# Fail if the linker is gold as it's not capable of linking the kernel proper
> +$(error-if,$(success, command -v $(LD) -v | grep -q gold), gold linker '$(LD)' not supported)
> +
> # gcc version including patch level
> gcc-version := $(shell,$(srctree)/scripts/gcc-version.sh $(CC))

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