Re: [PATCH] arm64: Enable CONFIG_COMPAT also for 64k page size
From: Will Deacon
Date: Fri Dec 05 2014 - 06:36:05 EST
On Fri, Dec 05, 2014 at 11:14:55AM +0000, Catalin Marinas wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 04, 2014 at 09:15:12PM +0000, Olof Johansson wrote:
> > On Thu, Dec 4, 2014 at 7:46 AM, Alexander Graf <agraf@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> > > With binutils 2.25 the default alignment for 32bit arm sections changed to
> > > have everything 64k aligned. Armv7 binaries built with this binutils version
> > > run successfully on an arm64 system.
> > >
> > > Since effectively there is now the chance to run armv7 code on arm64 even
> > > with 64k page size, it doesn't make sense to block people from enabling
> > > CONFIG_COMPAT on those configurations.
> > >
> > > Signed-off-by: Alexander Graf <agraf@xxxxxxx>
> > > ---
> > > arch/arm64/Kconfig | 1 -
> > > 1 file changed, 1 deletion(-)
> > >
> > > diff --git a/arch/arm64/Kconfig b/arch/arm64/Kconfig
> > > index 9532f8d..3cf4f238 100644
> > > --- a/arch/arm64/Kconfig
> > > +++ b/arch/arm64/Kconfig
> > > @@ -409,7 +409,6 @@ source "fs/Kconfig.binfmt"
> > >
> > > config COMPAT
> > > bool "Kernel support for 32-bit EL0"
> > > - depends on !ARM64_64K_PAGES
> > > select COMPAT_BINFMT_ELF
> > > select HAVE_UID16
> > > select OLD_SIGSUSPEND3
> > This is hardly "compat". Sure, it's great to have a new binutils that
> > has larger alignment, but practically not a single existing binary
> > will work today if someone tries to do this.
> > So, it seems very premature to take this off. At the very least
> > document it like Will requested, and make it depend on !ARM_64K_PAGES
> > || EXPERT.
> That would work for me. We need to be clear that most existing 32-bit
> binaries will fail.
I'd still like to run some regression tests to make sure we don't back
ourselves into corners with things like SHMLBA, which would now be less
than a page size.
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