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SubjectRe: [PATCH 4.4 22/38] elfcore: fix building with clang
On Tue, Feb 09, 2021 at 02:01:37PM +0100, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 09, 2021 at 01:52:52PM +0100, Pavel Machek wrote:
> > Hi!
> >
> > > From: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de>
> > >
> > > commit 6e7b64b9dd6d96537d816ea07ec26b7dedd397b9 upstream.
> > >
> > > kernel/elfcore.c only contains weak symbols, which triggers a bug with
> > > clang in combination with recordmcount:
> > >
> > > Cannot find symbol for section 2: .text.
> > > kernel/elfcore.o: failed
> > >
> > > Move the empty stubs into linux/elfcore.h as inline functions. As only
> > > two architectures use these, just use the architecture specific Kconfig
> > > symbols to key off the declaration.
> >
> > 4.4 has this:
> >
> > config BINFMT_ELF32
> > bool
> > default y if MIPS32_O32 || MIPS32_N32
> > select ELFCORE
> >
> > in arch/mips. So I believe we'll see problems in that
> > configuration...?
>
> Hm, did I miss a patch to backport? This is needed to keep 4.4 building
> with newer versions of gcc. Well, close to building, I'm still haveing
> local issues with 10.2.0 and the 4.4.y tree right now...

Not a gcc issue, looks like a binutils issue on my side...

And the builders seem to have worked ok.

thanks,

greg k-h

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