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Date:   Sat, 31 Oct 2020 01:09:10 -0400
From:   Peilin Ye <>
To:     Lee Jones <>,,
Cc:,,, Russell King <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/1] Fonts: font_acorn_8x8: Replace discarded const

Hi Lee,

On Fri, Oct 30, 2020 at 06:18:22PM +0000, Lee Jones wrote:
> Commit 09e5b3fd5672 ("Fonts: Support FONT_EXTRA_WORDS macros for
> built-in fonts") introduced the following error when building
> rpc_defconfig (only this build appears to be affected):
>  `acorndata_8x8' referenced in section `.text' of arch/arm/boot/compressed/ll_char_wr.o:
>     defined in discarded section `.data' of arch/arm/boot/compressed/font.o
>  `acorndata_8x8' referenced in section `' of arch/arm/boot/compressed/font.o:
>     defined in discarded section `.data' of arch/arm/boot/compressed/font.o
>  make[3]: *** [/scratch/linux/arch/arm/boot/compressed/Makefile:191: arch/arm/boot/compressed/vmlinux] Error 1
>  make[2]: *** [/scratch/linux/arch/arm/boot/Makefile:61: arch/arm/boot/compressed/vmlinux] Error 2
>  make[1]: *** [/scratch/linux/arch/arm/Makefile:317: zImage] Error 2
> The .data section is discarded at link time.  Reinstating
> acorndata_8x8 as const ensures it is still available after linking.

Thanks a lot for fixing this up! I wasn't aware that the symbol is being
referenced in arch/arm/boot/compressed/ll_char_wr.S. I'm sorry for the
trouble. The patch is,

> Cc: <>
> Cc: Russell King <>
> Signed-off-by: Lee Jones <>

Tested-by: Peilin Ye <>

Thank you,
Peilin Ye

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