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Date:   Wed, 29 Nov 2017 17:21:15 +0000
To:     "" <>,
        "" <>
Cc:     Nicholas Piggin <>,
        Michael Ellerman <>,
Subject: [PATCH AUTOSEL for 4.9 10/52] powerpc: Fix compiling a BE kernel with
 a powerpc64le toolchain

From: Nicholas Piggin <>

[ Upstream commit 4dc831aa88132f835cefe876aa0206977c4d7710 ]

GCC can compile with either endian, but the default ABI version is set
based on the default endianness of the toolchain. Alan Modra says:

  you need both -mbig and -mabi=elfv1 to make a powerpc64le gcc
  generate powerpc64 code

The opposite is true for powerpc64 when generating -mlittle it
requires -mabi=elfv2 to generate v2 ABI, which we were already doing.

This change adds ABI annotations together with endianness for all cases,
LE and BE. This fixes the case of building a BE kernel with a toolchain
that is LE by default.

Signed-off-by: Nicholas Piggin <>
Tested-by: Naveen N. Rao <>
Signed-off-by: Michael Ellerman <>
Signed-off-by: Sasha Levin <>
 arch/powerpc/Makefile | 11 ++++++++++-
 1 file changed, 10 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/arch/powerpc/Makefile b/arch/powerpc/Makefile
index 617dece67924..a60c9c6e5cc1 100644
--- a/arch/powerpc/Makefile
+++ b/arch/powerpc/Makefile
@@ -72,8 +72,15 @@ GNUTARGET	:= powerpc
 MULTIPLEWORD	:= -mmultiple
-cflags-$(CONFIG_CPU_BIG_ENDIAN)		+= $(call cc-option,-mbig-endian)
+ifdef CONFIG_PPC64
+cflags-$(CONFIG_CPU_BIG_ENDIAN)		+= $(call cc-option,-mabi=elfv1)
+cflags-$(CONFIG_CPU_BIG_ENDIAN)		+= $(call cc-option,-mcall-aixdesc)
+aflags-$(CONFIG_CPU_BIG_ENDIAN)		+= $(call cc-option,-mabi=elfv1)
+aflags-$(CONFIG_CPU_LITTLE_ENDIAN)	+= -mabi=elfv2
 cflags-$(CONFIG_CPU_LITTLE_ENDIAN)	+= -mlittle-endian
+cflags-$(CONFIG_CPU_BIG_ENDIAN)		+= $(call cc-option,-mbig-endian)
 ifneq ($(cc-name),clang)
   cflags-$(CONFIG_CPU_LITTLE_ENDIAN)	+= -mno-strict-align
@@ -113,7 +120,9 @@ ifeq ($(CONFIG_CPU_LITTLE_ENDIAN),y)
 CFLAGS-$(CONFIG_PPC64)	+= $(call cc-option,-mabi=elfv2,$(call cc-option,-mcall-aixdesc))
 AFLAGS-$(CONFIG_PPC64)	+= $(call cc-option,-mabi=elfv2)
+CFLAGS-$(CONFIG_PPC64)	+= $(call cc-option,-mabi=elfv1)
 CFLAGS-$(CONFIG_PPC64)	+= $(call cc-option,-mcall-aixdesc)
+AFLAGS-$(CONFIG_PPC64)	+= $(call cc-option,-mabi=elfv1)
 CFLAGS-$(CONFIG_PPC64)	+= $(call cc-option,-mcmodel=medium,$(call cc-option,-mminimal-toc))
 CFLAGS-$(CONFIG_PPC64)	+= $(call cc-option,-mno-pointers-to-nested-functions)

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