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From: Nathan Chancellor <>
To: Catalin Marinas <>,
	Will Deacon <>,
	Masahiro Yamada <>
Cc: Vincenzo Frascino <>,,,,,
	Nathan Chancellor <>,
	Nick Desaulniers <>
Subject: [PATCH] arm64: vdso32: Allow ld.lld to properly link the VDSO
Date: Mon, 12 Oct 2020 20:39:48 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)

As it stands now, the vdso32 Makefile hardcodes the linker to ld.bfd
using -fuse-ld=bfd with $(CC). This was taken from the arm vDSO
Makefile, as the comment notes, done in commit d2b30cd4b722 ("ARM:
8384/1: VDSO: force use of BFD linker").

Commit fe00e50b2db8 ("ARM: 8858/1: vdso: use $(LD) instead of $(CC) to
link VDSO") changed that Makefile to use $(LD) directly instead of
through $(CC), which matches how the rest of the kernel operates. Since
then, LD=ld.lld means that the arm vDSO will be linked with ld.lld,
which has shown no problems so far.

Allow ld.lld to link this vDSO as we do the regular arm vDSO. To do
this, we need to do a few things:

* Add a LD_COMPAT variable, which defaults to $(CROSS_COMPILE_COMPAT)ld
  with gcc and $(LD) if LLVM is 1, which will be ld.lld, or
  $(CROSS_COMPILE_COMPAT)ld if not, which matches the logic of the main
  Makefile. It is overrideable for further customization and avoiding

* Eliminate cc32-ldoption, which matches commit 055efab3120b ("kbuild:
  drop support for cc-ldoption").

With those, we can use $(LD_COMPAT) in cmd_ldvdso and change the flags
from compiler linker flags to linker flags directly. We eliminate
-mfloat-abi=soft because it is not handled by the linker.

Reported-by: Nick Desaulniers <>
Signed-off-by: Nathan Chancellor <>

NOTE: This patch is currently based on the kbuild tree due to the
--build-id -> --build-id=sha1 change that Bill did. If the arm64
maintainers would prefer to take this patch, I can rebase it (althought
presumably this won't hit mainline until at least 5.11 so it can
probably just stay as is for now).

 arch/arm64/kernel/vdso32/Makefile | 23 ++++++++++++-----------
 1 file changed, 12 insertions(+), 11 deletions(-)

diff --git a/arch/arm64/kernel/vdso32/Makefile b/arch/arm64/kernel/vdso32/Makefile
index 7f96a1a9f68c..1cf00c58805d 100644
--- a/arch/arm64/kernel/vdso32/Makefile
+++ b/arch/arm64/kernel/vdso32/Makefile
@@ -22,16 +22,21 @@ endif
+ifeq ($(LLVM),1)
 cc32-option = $(call try-run,\
         $(CC_COMPAT) $(1) -c -x c /dev/null -o "$$TMP",$(1),$(2))
 cc32-disable-warning = $(call try-run,\
 	$(CC_COMPAT) -W$(strip $(1)) -c -x c /dev/null -o "$$TMP",-Wno-$(strip $(1)))
-cc32-ldoption = $(call try-run,\
-        $(CC_COMPAT) $(1) -nostdlib -x c /dev/null -o "$$TMP",$(1),$(2))
 cc32-as-instr = $(call try-run,\
 	printf "%b\n" "$(1)" | $(CC_COMPAT) $(VDSO_AFLAGS) -c -x assembler -o "$$TMP" -,$(2),$(3))
@@ -122,14 +127,10 @@ dmbinstr := $(call cc32-as-instr,dmb ishld,-DCONFIG_AS_DMB_ISHLD=1)
 VDSO_CFLAGS += $(dmbinstr)
 VDSO_AFLAGS += $(dmbinstr)
 # From arm vDSO Makefile
-VDSO_LDFLAGS += -Wl,-Bsymbolic -Wl,--no-undefined -Wl,
-VDSO_LDFLAGS += -Wl,-z,max-page-size=4096 -Wl,-z,common-page-size=4096
-VDSO_LDFLAGS += -nostdlib -shared -mfloat-abi=soft
-VDSO_LDFLAGS += -Wl,--hash-style=sysv
-VDSO_LDFLAGS += -Wl,--build-id=sha1
-VDSO_LDFLAGS += $(call cc32-ldoption,-fuse-ld=bfd)
+VDSO_LDFLAGS += -Bsymbolic --no-undefined
+VDSO_LDFLAGS += -z max-page-size=4096 -z common-page-size=4096
+VDSO_LDFLAGS += -nostdlib -shared --hash-style=sysv --build-id=sha1
 # Borrow vdsomunge.c from the arm vDSO
@@ -189,8 +190,8 @@ quiet_cmd_vdsold_and_vdso_check = LD32    $@
       cmd_vdsold_and_vdso_check = $(cmd_vdsold); $(cmd_vdso_check)
 quiet_cmd_vdsold = LD32    $@
-      cmd_vdsold = $(CC_COMPAT) -Wp,-MD,$(depfile) $(VDSO_LDFLAGS) \
-                   -Wl,-T $(filter,$^) $(filter %.o,$^) -o $@
+      cmd_vdsold = $(LD_COMPAT) $(VDSO_LDFLAGS) \
+                   -T $(filter,$^) $(filter %.o,$^) -o $@
 quiet_cmd_vdsocc = CC32    $@
       cmd_vdsocc = $(CC_COMPAT) -Wp,-MD,$(depfile) $(VDSO_CFLAGS) -c -o $@ $<
 quiet_cmd_vdsocc_gettimeofday = CC32    $@

base-commit: 172aad81a882443eefe1bd860c4eddc81b14dd5b

             reply	other threads:[~2020-10-13  3:41 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-10-13  3:39 Nathan Chancellor [this message]
2020-10-13 22:37 ` Nick Desaulniers
2020-10-19  9:59 ` Vincenzo Frascino
2020-10-20  1:07   ` Nathan Chancellor
2020-10-20  1:14 ` [PATCH v2] " Nathan Chancellor
2020-10-20 11:37   ` Will Deacon
2020-10-26 14:22   ` Will Deacon

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