[PATCH 4.19 076/118] parisc: Enable -ffunction-sections for modules on 32-bit kernel

From: Greg Kroah-Hartman
Date: Tue Dec 11 2018 - 11:00:41 EST

4.19-stable review patch. If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Helge Deller <deller@xxxxxx>

commit 1e8249b8a4e960018e4baca6b523b8a4500af600 upstream.

Frank Schreiner reported, that since kernel 4.18 he faces sysfs-warnings
when loading modules on a 32-bit kernel. Here is one such example:

sysfs: cannot create duplicate filename '/module/nfs/sections/.text'
CPU: 0 PID: 98 Comm: modprobe Not tainted 4.18.0-2-parisc #1 Debian 4.18.10-2
[<1017ce2c>] show_stack+0x3c/0x50
[<107a7210>] dump_stack+0x28/0x38
[<103f900c>] sysfs_warn_dup+0x88/0xac
[<103f8b1c>] sysfs_add_file_mode_ns+0x164/0x1d0
[<103f9e70>] internal_create_group+0x11c/0x304
[<103fa0a0>] sysfs_create_group+0x48/0x60
[<1022abe8>] load_module.constprop.35+0x1f9c/0x23b8
[<1022b278>] sys_finit_module+0xd0/0x11c
[<101831dc>] syscall_exit+0x0/0x14

This warning gets triggered by the fact, that due to commit 24b6c22504a2
("parisc: Build kernel without -ffunction-sections") we now get multiple .text
sections in the kernel modules for which sysfs_create_group() can't create
multiple virtual files.

This patch works around the problem by re-enabling the -ffunction-sections
compiler option for modules, while keeping it disabled for the non-module
kernel code.

Reported-by: Frank Scheiner <frank.scheiner@xxxxxx>
Fixes: 24b6c22504a2 ("parisc: Build kernel without -ffunction-sections")
Cc: <stable@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> # v4.18+
Signed-off-by: Helge Deller <deller@xxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

arch/parisc/Makefile | 7 +++++++
1 file changed, 7 insertions(+)

--- a/arch/parisc/Makefile
+++ b/arch/parisc/Makefile
@@ -71,6 +71,13 @@ ifdef CONFIG_MLONGCALLS
KBUILD_CFLAGS_KERNEL += -mlong-calls

+# Without this, "ld -r" results in .text sections that are too big (> 0x40000)
+# for branches to reach stubs. And multiple .text sections trigger a warning
+# when creating the sysfs module information section.
+ifndef CONFIG_64BIT
+KBUILD_CFLAGS_MODULE += -ffunction-sections
# select which processor to optimise for
cflags-$(CONFIG_PA7000) += -march=1.1 -mschedule=7100
cflags-$(CONFIG_PA7200) += -march=1.1 -mschedule=7200