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From: Ralf Baechle <>
To: Alexander Viro <>,
	Andrew Morton <>,,,,
	"Maciej W. Rozycki" <>,
	James Hogan <>,
Subject: [PATCH]: ELF/MIPS build fix
Date: Fri, 20 May 2016 16:17:05 +0200
Message-ID: <> (raw)

CONFIG_MIPS32_N32=y but CONFIG_BINFMT_ELF disabled results in the following
linker errors:

arch/mips/built-in.o: In function `elf_core_dump':
binfmt_elfn32.c:(.text+0x23dbc): undefined reference to `elf_core_extra_phdrs'
binfmt_elfn32.c:(.text+0x246e4): undefined reference to `elf_core_extra_data_size'
binfmt_elfn32.c:(.text+0x248d0): undefined reference to `elf_core_write_extra_phdrs'
binfmt_elfn32.c:(.text+0x24ac4): undefined reference to `elf_core_write_extra_data'

CONFIG_MIPS32_O32=y but CONFIG_BINFMT_ELF disabled results in the following
linker errors:

arch/mips/built-in.o: In function `elf_core_dump':
binfmt_elfo32.c:(.text+0x28a04): undefined reference to `elf_core_extra_phdrs'
binfmt_elfo32.c:(.text+0x29330): undefined reference to `elf_core_extra_data_size'
binfmt_elfo32.c:(.text+0x2951c): undefined reference to `elf_core_write_extra_phdrs'
binfmt_elfo32.c:(.text+0x29710): undefined reference to `elf_core_write_extra_data'

This is because binfmt_elfn32 and binfmt_elfo32 are using symbols
from elfcore but for these configurations elfcore will not be built.

Fixed by making elfcore selectable by a separate config symbol which
unlike the current mechanism can also be used from other directories
than kernel/, then having each flavor of ELF that relies on elfcore.o,
select it in Kconfig, including CONFIG_MIPS32_N32 and CONFIG_MIPS32_O32
which fixes this issue.

Signed-off-by: Ralf Baechle <>
 arch/mips/Kconfig | 1 +
 fs/Kconfig.binfmt | 8 ++++++++
 kernel/Makefile   | 4 +---
 3 files changed, 10 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/arch/mips/Kconfig b/arch/mips/Kconfig
index 5663f41..f19e15c 100644
--- a/arch/mips/Kconfig
+++ b/arch/mips/Kconfig
@@ -3116,6 +3116,7 @@ config MIPS32_N32
 config BINFMT_ELF32
 	default y if MIPS32_O32 || MIPS32_N32
+	select ELFCORE
diff --git a/fs/Kconfig.binfmt b/fs/Kconfig.binfmt
index 2d0cbbd..72c0335 100644
--- a/fs/Kconfig.binfmt
+++ b/fs/Kconfig.binfmt
@@ -1,6 +1,7 @@
 config BINFMT_ELF
 	bool "Kernel support for ELF binaries"
 	depends on MMU && (BROKEN || !FRV)
+	select ELFCORE
 	default y
 	  ELF (Executable and Linkable Format) is a format for libraries and
@@ -26,6 +27,7 @@ config BINFMT_ELF
 	depends on COMPAT && BINFMT_ELF
+	select ELFCORE
@@ -34,6 +36,7 @@ config BINFMT_ELF_FDPIC
 	bool "Kernel support for FDPIC ELF binaries"
 	default y
 	depends on (FRV || BLACKFIN || (SUPERH32 && !MMU) || C6X)
+	select ELFCORE
 	  ELF FDPIC binaries are based on ELF, but allow the individual load
 	  segments of a binary to be located in memory independently of each
@@ -43,6 +46,11 @@ config BINFMT_ELF_FDPIC
 	  It is also possible to run FDPIC ELF binaries on MMU linux also.
+config ELFCORE
+	bool
+	help
+	  This option enables kernel/elfcore.o.
 	bool "Write ELF core dumps with partial segments"
 	default y
diff --git a/kernel/Makefile b/kernel/Makefile
index f0c40bf..e2ec54e 100644
--- a/kernel/Makefile
+++ b/kernel/Makefile
@@ -91,9 +91,7 @@ obj-$(CONFIG_TASK_DELAY_ACCT) += delayacct.o
 obj-$(CONFIG_TASKSTATS) += taskstats.o tsacct.o
 obj-$(CONFIG_TRACEPOINTS) += tracepoint.o
 obj-$(CONFIG_LATENCYTOP) += latencytop.o
-obj-$(CONFIG_BINFMT_ELF) += elfcore.o
-obj-$(CONFIG_COMPAT_BINFMT_ELF) += elfcore.o
-obj-$(CONFIG_BINFMT_ELF_FDPIC) += elfcore.o
+obj-$(CONFIG_ELFCORE) += elfcore.o
 obj-$(CONFIG_FUNCTION_TRACER) += trace/
 obj-$(CONFIG_TRACING) += trace/
 obj-$(CONFIG_TRACE_CLOCK) += trace/

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Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2016-05-20 14:17 Ralf Baechle [this message]
2016-05-20 14:49 ` James Hogan
2016-05-20 16:37 ` Maciej W. Rozycki
2016-05-20 16:40   ` Ralf Baechle

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