Re: [PATCH v2 08/18] arm64: don't disable ADR_PREL_PG_HI21* with ARM64_ERRATUM_843419

From: Ard Biesheuvel
Date: Thu Nov 16 2017 - 17:25:59 EST

On 16 November 2017 at 22:14, Ard Biesheuvel <ard.biesheuvel@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 16 November 2017 at 21:37, Sami Tolvanen <samitolvanen@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 04:34:03PM +0000, Ard Biesheuvel wrote:
>>> You still have not explained to us how GOLD avoids the erratum.
>> Sorry, I didn't realize you were asking that. If gold spots erratum
>> sequences, looks like it creates stubs to break them up:
>> It also attempts to optimize the code by replacing adrps in these
>> sequences with adr where possible, but otherwise doesn't appear to
>> touch them:
> OK, so my concern here is that this code probably only operates on
> fully linked binaries, and not partially linked object files like
> kernel modules. The same applies to ld.bfd, which is why we need to
> use the large module

*model* not module

> instead of a code model that may emit adrp
> instructions..
> What is preventing us from using the large model with clang? I know it
> uses movk/movz pairs rather than literals, but this shouldn't matter
> for modules, given that we support static ELF relocations.