Re: RISC-V nommu support v2

From: Vladimir Murzin
Date: Mon Jun 24 2019 - 09:08:55 EST

On 6/24/19 12:54 PM, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 24, 2019 at 12:47:07PM +0100, Vladimir Murzin wrote:
>> Since you are using binfmt_flat which is kind of 32-bit only I was expecting to see
>> CONFIG_COMPAT (or something similar to that, like ILP32) enabled, yet I could not
>> find it.
> There is no such thing in RISC-V. I don't know of any 64-bit RISC-V
> cpu that can actually run 32-bit RISC-V code, although in theory that
> is possible. There also is nothing like the x86 x32 or mips n32 mode
> available either for now.
> But it turns out that with a few fixes to binfmt_flat it can run 64-bit
> binaries just fine. I sent that series out a while ago, and IIRC you
> actually commented on it.

True, yet my observation was that elf2flt utility assumes that address
space cannot exceed 32-bit (for header and absolute relocations). So,
from my limited point of view straightforward way to guarantee that would
be to build incoming elf in 32-bit mode (it is why I mentioned COMPAT/ILP32).

Also one of your patches expressed somewhat related idea

"binfmt_flat isn't the right binary format for huge executables to
start with"

Since you said there is no support for compat/ilp32, probably I'm missing some
toolchain magic?