linux-next: build failure after merge of the final tree (powerpc related)
paubert at iram.es
Thu Jun 21 17:29:28 EST 2012
On Thu, Jun 21, 2012 at 03:36:01PM +1000, Michael Ellerman wrote:
> On Wed, 2012-06-20 at 17:50 +1000, Stephen Rothwell wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > After merging the final tree, today's linux-next build (powerpc
> > allyesconfig) failed like this:
> > powerpc64-linux-ld: arch/powerpc/net/built-in.o: In function `bpf_slow_path_word':
> > (.text+0x90): sibling call optimization to `skb_copy_bits' does not allow automatic multiple TOCs; recompile with -mminimal-toc or -fno-optimize-sibling-calls, or make `skb_copy_bits' extern
> Those seem to be caused because we don't have a nop after the call,
> meaning we can't patch the TOC pointer on the way back. Adding a nop
> fixes those.
> But, then I get 32,410 variants of this:
> powerpc64-linux-ld: /src/next/net/openvswitch/vport-netdev.c:189:(.text+0x89b990):
> sibling call optimization to `_restgpr0_28' does not allow automatic multiple TOCs;
> recompile with -mminimal-toc or -fno-optimize-sibling-calls, or make `_restgpr0_28' extern
These functions should not need a TOC in the first place. There is
code in the linker (for 64 bit only: bfd/elf64-ppc.c) to automatically
generate them whenever they are needed.
I suspect you compile with -Os. But I don't think you can use
these functions when doing a sibling call since restgpr0_nn
implies a return to the caller. restgpr1_nn would be different...
> And those are generated calls so I don't see how we can fix them.
> > I started building with gcc 4.6.3/binutils 2.22 today. gcc
> > 4.6.0/binutils 2.21 do not produce this error, it produces this instead
> > (which has been happening for a long time):
> > powerpc64-linux-ld: TOC section size exceeds 64k
> So presumably there's some new error checking that we're hitting, I
> imagine it was always broken, but now it's being more explicit.
I'm not so sure. I suspect gcc, but upgrading gcc and binutils at the
same time may not be the wisest...
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