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Date:   Wed, 13 Feb 2019 13:36:14 -0800
From:   "Chang S. Bae" <chang.seok.bae@...el.com>
To:     Andy Lutomirski <luto@...nel.org>,
        Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>,
        Ingo Molnar <mingo@...nel.org>,
        "H . Peter Anvin" <hpa@...or.com>, Andi Kleen <ak@...ux.intel.com>
Cc:     Ravi Shankar <ravi.v.shankar@...el.com>,
        "Chang S . Bae" <chang.seok.bae@...el.com>,
        LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        Linux Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>
Subject: [PATCH v6 02/12] kbuild: Raise the minimum required binutils version to 2.21

It helps to use some new instructions directly in assembly code.

Suggested-by: Andi Kleen <ak@...ux.intel.com>
Signed-off-by: Chang S. Bae <chang.seok.bae@...el.com>
Reviewed-by: Andi Kleen <ak@...ux.intel.com>
Acked-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>
Cc: Andy Lutomirski <luto@...nel.org>
Cc: Linux Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>
Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@...nel.org>
Cc: H. Peter Anvin <hpa@...or.com>
---
 Documentation/process/changes.rst | 6 ++----
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/process/changes.rst b/Documentation/process/changes.rst
index 18735dc460a0..0a18075c485e 100644
--- a/Documentation/process/changes.rst
+++ b/Documentation/process/changes.rst
@@ -31,7 +31,7 @@ you probably needn't concern yourself with isdn4k-utils.
 ====================== ===============  ========================================
 GNU C                  4.6              gcc --version
 GNU make               3.81             make --version
-binutils               2.20             ld -v
+binutils               2.21             ld -v
 flex                   2.5.35           flex --version
 bison                  2.0              bison --version
 util-linux             2.10o            fdformat --version
@@ -77,9 +77,7 @@ You will need GNU make 3.81 or later to build the kernel.
 Binutils
 --------
 
-The build system has, as of 4.13, switched to using thin archives (`ar T`)
-rather than incremental linking (`ld -r`) for built-in.a intermediate steps.
-This requires binutils 2.20 or newer.
+Binutils 2.21 or newer is needed to build the kernel.
 
 pkg-config
 ----------
-- 
2.19.1

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