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authorNathan Chancellor <>2021-03-25 14:51:56 -0700
committerPalmer Dabbelt <>2021-04-26 08:24:59 -0700
commit7f3d349065d0c643f7f7013fbf9bc9f2c90b675f (patch)
parentbff3ff525460b492dca1d1665e821d2b5816ebdb (diff)
riscv: Use $(LD) instead of $(CC) to link vDSO
Currently, the VDSO is being linked through $(CC). This does not match how the rest of the kernel links objects, which is through the $(LD) variable. When linking with clang, there are a couple of warnings about flags that will not be used during the link: clang-12: warning: argument unused during compilation: '-no-pie' [-Wunused-command-line-argument] clang-12: warning: argument unused during compilation: '-pg' [-Wunused-command-line-argument] '-no-pie' was added in commit 85602bea297f ("RISC-V: build vdso-dummy.o with -no-pie") to override '-pie' getting added to the ld command from distribution versions of GCC that enable PIE by default. It is technically no longer needed after commit c2c81bb2f691 ("RISC-V: Fix the VDSO symbol generaton for binutils-2.35+"), which removed vdso-dummy.o in favor of generating vdso-syms.S from with $(NM) but this also resolves the issue in case it ever comes back due to having full control over the $(LD) command. '-pg' is for function tracing, it is not used during linking as clang states. These flags could be removed/filtered to fix the warnings but it is easier to just match the rest of the kernel and use $(LD) directly for linking. See commits fe00e50b2db8 ("ARM: 8858/1: vdso: use $(LD) instead of $(CC) to link VDSO") 691efbedc60d ("arm64: vdso: use $(LD) instead of $(CC) to link VDSO") 2ff906994b6c ("MIPS: VDSO: Use $(LD) instead of $(CC) to link VDSO") 2b2a25845d53 ("s390/vdso: Use $(LD) instead of $(CC) to link vDSO") for more information. The flags are converted to linker flags and '--eh-frame-hdr' is added to match what is added by GCC implicitly, which can be seen by adding '-v' to GCC's invocation. Additionally, since this area is being modified, use the $(OBJCOPY) variable instead of an open coded $(CROSS_COMPILE)objcopy so that the user's choice of objcopy binary is respected. Link: Link: Signed-off-by: Nathan Chancellor <> Reviewed-by: Fangrui Song <> Signed-off-by: Palmer Dabbelt <>
1 files changed, 4 insertions, 8 deletions
diff --git a/arch/riscv/kernel/vdso/Makefile b/arch/riscv/kernel/vdso/Makefile
index 71a315e73cbe..ca2b40dfd24b 100644
--- a/arch/riscv/kernel/vdso/Makefile
+++ b/arch/riscv/kernel/vdso/Makefile
@@ -41,11 +41,10 @@ KASAN_SANITIZE := n
$(obj)/vdso.o: $(obj)/
# link rule for the .so file, .lds has to be first = $(c_flags)
$(obj)/ $(src)/ $(obj-vdso) FORCE
$(call if_changed,vdsold) = -shared -s -Wl, \
- -Wl,--build-id=sha1 -Wl,--hash-style=both = -shared -s \
+ --build-id=sha1 --hash-style=both --eh-frame-hdr
# We also create a special relocatable object that should mirror the symbol
# table and layout of the linked DSO. With ld --just-symbols we can then
@@ -60,13 +59,10 @@ $(obj)/ $(obj)/ FORCE
# actual build commands
# The DSO images are built using a special linker script
-# Add -lgcc so rv32 gets static muldi3 and lshrdi3 definitions.
# Make sure only to export the intended __vdso_xxx symbol offsets.
quiet_cmd_vdsold = VDSOLD $@
- cmd_vdsold = $(CC) $(KBUILD_CFLAGS) $(call cc-option, -no-pie) -nostdlib -nostartfiles $(SYSCFLAGS_$(@F)) \
- -Wl,-T,$(filter-out FORCE,$^) -o $@.tmp && \
- $(CROSS_COMPILE)objcopy \
- $(patsubst %, -G __vdso_%, $(vdso-syms)) $@.tmp $@ && \
+ cmd_vdsold = $(LD) $(ld_flags) -T $(filter-out FORCE,$^) -o $@.tmp && \
+ $(OBJCOPY) $(patsubst %, -G __vdso_%, $(vdso-syms)) $@.tmp $@ && \
rm $@.tmp
# Extracts symbol offsets from the VDSO, converting them into an assembly file