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Date:   Fri, 14 Feb 2020 10:46:44 -0500
From:   Sasha Levin <>
Cc:     Ard Biesheuvel <>, Ingo Molnar <>,
        Nathan Chancellor <>,
        Sasha Levin <>,
Subject: [PATCH AUTOSEL 5.5 412/542] x86/boot/compressed: Relax sed symbol type regex for LLVM ld.lld

From: Ard Biesheuvel <>

[ Upstream commit bc310baf2ba381c648983c7f4748327f17324562 ]

The final build stage of the x86 kernel captures some symbol
addresses from the decompressor binary and copies them into zoffset.h.
It uses sed with a regular expression that matches the address, symbol
type and symbol name, and mangles the captured addresses and the names
of symbols of interest into #define directives that are added to

The symbol type is indicated by a single letter, which we match
strictly: only letters in the set 'ABCDGRSTVW' are matched, even
though the actual symbol type is relevant and therefore ignored.

Commit bc7c9d620 ("efi/libstub/x86: Force 'hidden' visibility for
extern declarations") made a change to the way external symbol
references are classified, resulting in 'startup_32' now being
emitted as a hidden symbol. This prevents the use of GOT entries to
refer to this symbol via its absolute address, which recent toolchains
(including Clang based ones) already avoid by default, making this
change a no-op in the majority of cases.

However, as it turns out, the LLVM linker classifies such hidden
symbols as symbols with static linkage in fully linked ELF binaries,
causing tools such as NM to output a lowercase 't' rather than an upper
case 'T' for the type of such symbols. Since our sed expression only
matches upper case letters for the symbol type, the line describing
startup_32 is disregarded, resulting in a build error like the following

  arch/x86/boot/header.S:568:18: error: symbol 'ZO_startup_32' can not be
                                        undefined in a subtraction expression
  init_size: .long (0x00000000008fd000 - ZO_startup_32 +
                    (((0x0000000001f6361c + ((0x0000000001f6361c >> 8) + 65536)
                     - 0x00000000008c32e5) + 4095) & ~4095)) # kernel initialization size

Given that we are only interested in the value of the symbol, let's match
any character in the set 'a-zA-Z' instead.

Signed-off-by: Ard Biesheuvel <>
Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <>
Tested-by: Nathan Chancellor <>
Signed-off-by: Sasha Levin <>
 arch/x86/boot/Makefile | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/arch/x86/boot/Makefile b/arch/x86/boot/Makefile
index 95410d6ee2ff8..748b6d28a91de 100644
--- a/arch/x86/boot/Makefile
+++ b/arch/x86/boot/Makefile
@@ -88,7 +88,7 @@ $(obj)/vmlinux.bin: $(obj)/compressed/vmlinux FORCE
 SETUP_OBJS = $(addprefix $(obj)/,$(setup-y))
-sed-zoffset := -e 's/^\([0-9a-fA-F]*\) [ABCDGRSTVW] \(startup_32\|startup_64\|efi32_stub_entry\|efi64_stub_entry\|efi_pe_entry\|input_data\|kernel_info\|_end\|_ehead\|_text\|z_.*\)$$/\#define ZO_\2 0x\1/p'
+sed-zoffset := -e 's/^\([0-9a-fA-F]*\) [a-zA-Z] \(startup_32\|startup_64\|efi32_stub_entry\|efi64_stub_entry\|efi_pe_entry\|input_data\|kernel_info\|_end\|_ehead\|_text\|z_.*\)$$/\#define ZO_\2 0x\1/p'
 quiet_cmd_zoffset = ZOFFSET $@
       cmd_zoffset = $(NM) $< | sed -n $(sed-zoffset) > $@

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