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Subject[PATCH] kallsyms: fix nonconverging kallsyms table with lld
From: Arnd Bergmann <>

ARM randconfig builds with lld sometimes show a build failure
from kallsyms:

Inconsistent kallsyms data
Try make KALLSYMS_EXTRA_PASS=1 as a workaround

The problem is the veneers/thunks getting added by the linker extend
the symbol table, which in turn leads to more veneers being needed,
so it may take a few extra iterations to converge.

This bug has been fixed multiple times before, but comes back every time
a new symbol name is used. lld uses a different set of idenitifiers from
ld.bfd, so the additional ones need to be added as well.

I looked through the sources and found that arm64 and mips define similar
prefixes, so I'm adding those as well, aside from the ones I observed. I'm
not sure about powerpc64, which seems to already be handled through a
section match, but if it comes back, the "__long_branch_" and "__plt_"
prefixes would have to get added as well.

Signed-off-by: Arnd Bergmann <>
scripts/kallsyms.c | 6 ++++++
1 file changed, 6 insertions(+)

diff --git a/scripts/kallsyms.c b/scripts/kallsyms.c
index 7ecd2ccba531..54ad86d13784 100644
--- a/scripts/kallsyms.c
+++ b/scripts/kallsyms.c
@@ -112,6 +112,12 @@ static bool is_ignored_symbol(const char *name, char type)
"__crc_", /* modversions */
"__efistub_", /* arm64 EFI stub namespace */
"__kvm_nvhe_", /* arm64 non-VHE KVM namespace */
+ "__AArch64ADRPThunk_", /* arm64 lld */
+ "__ARMV5PILongThunk_", /* arm lld */
+ "__ARMV7PILongThunk_",
+ "__ThumbV7PILongThunk_",
+ "__LA25Thunk_", /* mips lld */
+ "__microLA25Thunk_",

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