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authorNathan Chancellor <>2021-03-25 14:51:56 -0700
committerPalmer Dabbelt <>2021-04-26 08:24:59 -0700
commit7f3d349065d0c643f7f7013fbf9bc9f2c90b675f (patch)
treecdcd41179937d0ad484e953d048d88ba19231a09 /scripts
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 <>
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