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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2] kbuild: Fail if gold linker is detected
On Sat, Jul 20, 2019 at 6:12 PM Mike Lothian <mike@fireburn.co.uk> wrote:
>
> On Wed, 17 Jul 2019 at 08:57, Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de> wrote:
> >
> > On Wed, 17 Jul 2019, Masahiro Yamada wrote:
> > > On Wed, Jul 17, 2019 at 4:47 AM Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de> wrote:
> > > > So instead of dealing with attempts to duct tape gold support without
> > > > understanding the root cause and without support from the gold folks, fail
> > > > the build when gold is detected.
> > > >
> > >
> > > The code looks OK in the build system point of view.
> > >
> > > Please let me confirm this, just in case:
> > > For now, we give up all architectures, not only x86, right?
> >
> > Well, that's the logical consequence of a statement which says: don't use
> > gold for the kernel.
> >
> > > I have not not heard much from other arch maintainers.
> >
> > Cc'ed linux-arch for that matter.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > tglx
>
> Hi
>
> I've done a bit more digging, I had a second machine that was building
> Linus's tree just fine with ld.gold
>
> I tried forcing ld.bfd on the problem machine and got this:
>
> ld.bfd: arch/x86/boot/compressed/head_64.o: warning: relocation in
> read-only section `.head.text'
> ld.bfd: warning: creating a DT_TEXTREL in object
>
> I had a look at the differences in the kernel configs and noticed this:
>
> CONFIG_RANDOMIZE_BASE=y
> CONFIG_X86_NEED_RELOCS=y
> CONFIG_PHYSICAL_ALIGN=0x1000000
> CONFIG_DYNAMIC_MEMORY_LAYOUT=y
> CONFIG_RANDOMIZE_MEMORY=y
> CONFIG_RANDOMIZE_MEMORY_PHYSICAL_PADDING=0x0
>
> Unsetting CONFIG_RANDOMIZE_BASE=y gets things working for me with ld.gold again


Right.
I was able to build with ld.gold

So, we can use gold, depending on the kernel configuration.


> In light of this - can we drop this patch?



--
Best Regards
Masahiro Yamada

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