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Date:   Thu, 06 Jun 2019 09:50:28 +0200
From:   Rolf Eike Beer <eb@...ix.com>
To:     Greg KH <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>
Cc:     Nick Desaulniers <ndesaulniers@...gle.com>,
        Ard Biesheuvel <ard.biesheuvel@...aro.org>,
        Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>,
        Matt Fleming <matt@...eblueprint.co.uk>,
        Peter Zijlstra <peterz@...radead.org>,
        Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>,
        linux-efi@...r.kernel.org,
        Linux Kernel Developers List <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        stable@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: Building arm64 EFI stub with -fpie breaks build of 4.9.x (undefined reference to `__efistub__GLOBAL_OFFSET_TABLE_')

Am Donnerstag, 6. Juni 2019, 09:38:41 CEST schrieb Rolf Eike Beer:
> Greg KH wrote:
> > On Wed, Jun 05, 2019 at 05:19:40PM +0200, Rolf Eike Beer wrote:
> > > I decided to dig out a toy project which uses a DragonBoard 410c. This
> > > has
> > > been "running" with kernel 4.9, which I would keep this way for
> > > unrelated
> > > reasons. The vanilla 4.9 kernel wasn't bootable back then, but it was
> > > buildable, which was good enough.
> > > 
> > > Upgrading the kernel to 4.9.180 caused the boot to suddenly fail:
> > > 
> > > aarch64-unknown-linux-gnueabi-ld:
> > > ./drivers/firmware/efi/libstub/lib.a(arm64- stub.stub.o): in function
> > > `handle_kernel_image':
> > > /tmp/e2/build/linux-4.9.139/drivers/firmware/efi/libstub/arm64-stub.c:63
> > > :
> > > undefined reference to `__efistub__GLOBAL_OFFSET_TABLE_'
> > > aarch64-unknown-linux-gnueabi-ld:
> > > ./drivers/firmware/efi/libstub/lib.a(arm64- stub.stub.o): relocation
> > > R_AARCH64_ADR_PREL_PG_HI21 against symbol
> > > `__efistub__GLOBAL_OFFSET_TABLE_' which may bind externally can not be
> > > used when making a shared object; recompile with -fPIC
> > > /tmp/e2/build/linux-4.9.139/drivers/firmware/efi/libstub/arm64-stub.c:63
> > > :
> > > (.init.text+0xc): dangerous relocation: unsupported relocation
> > > /tmp/e2/build/linux-4.9.139/Makefile:1001: recipe for target 'vmlinux'
> > > failed -make[1]: *** [vmlinux] Error 1
> > > 
> > > This is caused by commit 27b5ebf61818749b3568354c64a8ec2d9cd5ecca from
> > > linux-4.9.y (which is 91ee5b21ee026c49e4e7483de69b55b8b47042be),
> > > reverting
> > > this commit fixes the build.
> > > 
> > > This happens with vanilla binutils 2.32 and gcc 8.3.0 as well as 9.1.0.
> > > See
> > > the attached .config for reference.
> > > 
> > > If you have questions or patches just ping me.
> > 
> > Does Linus's latest tree also fail for you (or 5.1)?
> 
> 5.1.7 with the same config as before and "make olddefconfig" builds for me.

Just for the fun of it: both 4.19 and 4.19.48 also work.

Eike
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