powerpc allyesconfig / allmodconfig linux-next next-20160729 - next-20160729 build failures

Arnd Bergmann arnd at arndb.de
Wed Aug 3 22:29:13 AEST 2016

On Wednesday, August 3, 2016 10:19:11 PM CEST Stephen Rothwell wrote:
> Hi Arnd,
> On Wed, 03 Aug 2016 09:52:23 +0200 Arnd Bergmann <arnd at arndb.de> wrote:
> >
> > Using a different way to link the kernel would also help us with
> > the remaining allyesconfig problem on ARM, as the problem is only in
> > 'ld -r' not producing trampolines for symbols that later cannot get
> > them any more. It would probably also help building with ld.gold,
> > which is currently not working.
> > 
> > What is your suggested alternative?
> I have a patch that make the built-in.o files into thin archives (same
> as archives, but the actual objects are replaced with the name of the
> original object file).  That way the final link has all the original
> objects.  I haven't checked to see what the overheads of doing it this
> way is.
> Nick Piggin has just today taken my old patch (it was last rebased to
> v4.4-rc1) and tried it on a recent kernel and it still seems to mostly
> work.  It probably needs some tidying up, but you are welcome to test
> it if you want to.

Sure, I'll certainly give it a try on ARM when you send me a copy.


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