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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2] firmware_loader: Align .builtin_fw to 8
On Mon, Dec 07, 2020 at 09:46:46PM -0800, Fangrui Song wrote:
> arm64 references the start address of .builtin_fw (__start_builtin_fw)
> with a pair of R_AARCH64_ADR_PREL_PG_HI21/R_AARCH64_LDST64_ABS_LO12_NC
> relocations. The compiler is allowed to emit the
> R_AARCH64_LDST64_ABS_LO12_NC relocation because struct builtin_fw in
> include/linux/firmware.h is 8-byte aligned.
>
> The R_AARCH64_LDST64_ABS_LO12_NC relocation requires the address to be a
> multiple of 8, which may not be the case if .builtin_fw is empty.
> Unconditionally align .builtin_fw to fix the linker error. 32-bit
> architectures could use ALIGN(4) but that would add unnecessary
> complexity, so just use ALIGN(8).
>
> Fixes: 5658c76 ("firmware: allow firmware files to be built into kernel image")
> Link: https://github.com/ClangBuiltLinux/linux/issues/1204
> Reported-by: kernel test robot <lkp@intel.com>
> Signed-off-by: Fangrui Song <maskray@google.com>
> Acked-by: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de>

Acked-by: Nathan Chancellor <nathan@kernel.org>

Andrew, is there any way to get this picked up with the following tags
for 5.11?

Tested-by: Douglas Anderson <dianders@chromium.org>
Reviewed-by: Nick Desaulniers <ndesaulniers@google.com>
Tested-by: Nick Desaulniers <ndesaulniers@google.com>

If not, please let me know and I can try to shuffle this along to Linus
next week.

>
> ---
> Change in v2:
> * Use output section alignment instead of inappropriate ALIGN_FUNCTION()
> ---
> include/asm-generic/vmlinux.lds.h | 2 +-
> 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
>
> diff --git a/include/asm-generic/vmlinux.lds.h b/include/asm-generic/vmlinux.lds.h
> index b2b3d81b1535..b97c628ad91f 100644
> --- a/include/asm-generic/vmlinux.lds.h
> +++ b/include/asm-generic/vmlinux.lds.h
> @@ -459,7 +459,7 @@
> } \
> \
> /* Built-in firmware blobs */ \
> - .builtin_fw : AT(ADDR(.builtin_fw) - LOAD_OFFSET) { \
> + .builtin_fw : AT(ADDR(.builtin_fw) - LOAD_OFFSET) ALIGN(8) { \
> __start_builtin_fw = .; \
> KEEP(*(.builtin_fw)) \
> __end_builtin_fw = .; \
> --
> 2.29.2.576.ga3fc446d84-goog
>

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