Re: [PATCH] arm64/efi: Mark __efistub_stext_offset as an absolute symbol explicitly
From: Will Deacon
Date: Wed Jun 26 2019 - 06:32:17 EST
On Wed, Jun 26, 2019 at 09:07:00AM +0200, Ard Biesheuvel wrote:
> On Wed, 26 Jun 2019 at 06:20, Nathan Chancellor
> <natechancellor@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > After r363059 and r363928 in LLVM, a build using ld.lld as the linker
> > with CONFIG_RANDOMIZE_BASE enabled fails like so:
> > ld.lld: error: relocation R_AARCH64_ABS32 cannot be used against symbol
> > __efistub_stext_offset; recompile with -fPIC
> > Fangrui and Peter figured out that ld.lld is incorrectly considering
> > __efistub_stext_offset as a relative symbol because of the order in
> > which symbols are evaluated. _text is treated as an absolute symbol
> > and stext is a relative symbol, making __efistub_stext_offset a
> > relative symbol.
> > Adding ABSOLUTE will force ld.lld to evalute this expression in the
> > right context and does not change ld.bfd's behavior. ld.lld will
> > need to be fixed but the developers do not see a quick or simple fix
> > without some research (see the linked issue for further explanation).
> > Add this simple workaround so that ld.lld can continue to link kernels.
> > Link: https://github.com/ClangBuiltLinux/linux/issues/561
> > Link: https://github.com/llvm/llvm-project/commit/025a815d75d2356f2944136269aa5874721ec236
> > Link: https://github.com/llvm/llvm-project/commit/249fde85832c33f8b06c6b4ac65d1c4b96d23b83
> > Debugged-by: Fangrui Song <maskray@xxxxxxxxxx>
> > Debugged-by: Peter Smith <peter.smith@xxxxxxxxxx>
> > Suggested-by: Fangrui Song <maskray@xxxxxxxxxx>
> > Signed-off-by: Nathan Chancellor <natechancellor@xxxxxxxxx>
> Acked-by: Ard Biesheuvel <ard.biesheuvel@xxxxxxxxxx>
Thanks. I'll pick this up and add the link to the Clang issue as a comment
in the header.