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Date:   Wed, 29 Nov 2017 16:30:33 -0800
From:   Nick Desaulniers <ndesaulniers@...gle.com>
To:     Sami Tolvanen <samitolvanen@...gle.com>
Cc:     Alex Matveev <alxmtvv@...il.com>, Andi Kleen <ak@...ux.intel.com>,
        Ard Biesheuvel <ard.biesheuvel@...aro.org>,
        Greg Hackmann <ghackmann@...gle.com>,
        Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>,
        linux-arm-kernel@...ts.infradead.org,
        Linux Kbuild mailing list <linux-kbuild@...r.kernel.org>,
        LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        Mark Rutland <mark.rutland@....com>,
        Masahiro Yamada <yamada.masahiro@...ionext.com>,
        Maxim Kuvyrkov <maxim.kuvyrkov@...aro.org>,
        Michal Marek <michal.lkml@...kovi.net>,
        Yury Norov <ynorov@...iumnetworks.com>,
        Matthias Kaehlcke <mka@...omium.org>,
        Nicholas Piggin <npiggin@...il.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 6/7] arm64: explicitly pass --no-fix-cortex-a53-843419 to
 GNU gold

On Wed, Nov 29, 2017 at 3:44 PM, Sami Tolvanen <samitolvanen@...gle.com> wrote:
> @@ -26,10 +26,19 @@ ifeq ($(CONFIG_ARM64_ERRATUM_843419),y)
>    ifeq ($(call ld-option, --fix-cortex-a53-843419),)
>  $(warning ld does not support --fix-cortex-a53-843419; kernel may be susceptible to erratum)
>    else
> +    ifeq ($(call gold-ifversion, -lt, 114000000, y), y)
> +$(warning This version of GNU gold may generate incorrect code with --fix-cortex-a53-843419;\
> +       see https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=21491)
> +    endif
>  LDFLAGS_vmlinux        += --fix-cortex-a53-843419
>    endif
>  endif
>
> +ifeq ($(CONFIG_ARM64_ERRATUM_843419),)
> +# https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=21491
> +LDFLAGS_GOLD   += --no-fix-cortex-a53-843419
> +endif
> +

Rather than:

if CONFIG_ARM64_ERRATUM_843419 == y:
  ...
if CONFIG_ARM64_ERRATUM_843419 == '':
  ...

could this be:

if CONFIG_ARM64_ERRATUM_843419 == y:
  ...
else
  ...

?

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