Re: Add "x86/build: Build compressed x86 kernels as PIE" to the v4.4.y stable tree?

From: Greg KH
Date: Fri Oct 14 2016 - 10:16:01 EST

On Fri, Oct 14, 2016 at 03:40:22PM +0200, Paul Bolle wrote:
> Hi,
> It took me quite some time to get v4.4.24 to successfully boot (this
> was a 32 bits build on Fedora 24). Especially annoying was that it
> failed silently on real hardware. Only after messing around with Qemu
> it became clear what might be going on. 
> It turned out Fedora 24 ships binutils-2.26, and using that version of
> binutils apparently requires commit 6d92bc9d483a ("x86/build: Build
> compressed x86 kernels as PIE"). Does is makes sense to add that commit
> to the v4.4.y stable tree?

Did you apply that patch and it worked properly for you? If so, yes,
I'll be glad to queue it up.

Also, stable questions/issues should be cc:ed to stable@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


greg k-h