Commit 51962a9d authored by Committed by Linus Torvalds
scripts/kallsyms.c: ignore symbol type 'n'
gcc on aarch64 may emit synbols of type 'n' if the kernel is built with '-frecord-gcc-switches'. In most cases, those symbols are reported with nm as 000000000000000e n $d and with objdump as 0000000000000000 l d .GCC.command.line 0000000000000000 .GCC.command.line 000000000000000e l .GCC.command.line 0000000000000000 $d Those symbols are detected in is_arm_mapping_symbol() and ignored. However, if "--prefix-symbols=<prefix>" is configured as well, the situation is different. For example, in efi/libstub, arm64 images are built with '--prefix-alloc-sections=.init --prefix-symbols=__efistub_'. In combination with '-frecord-gcc-switches', the symbols are now reported by nm as: 000000000000000e n __efistub_$d and by objdump as: 0000000000000000 l d .GCC.command.line 0000000000000000 .GCC.command.line 000000000000000e l .GCC.command.line 0000000000000000 __efistub_$d Those symbols are no longer ignored and included in the base address calculation. This results in a base address of 000000000000000e, which in turn causes kallsyms to abort with kallsyms failure: relative symbol value 0xffffff900800a000 out of range in relative mode The problem is seen in little endian arm64 builds with CONFIG_EFI enabled and with '-frecord-gcc-switches' set in KCFLAGS. Explicitly ignore symbols of type 'n' since those are clearly debug symbols. Link: http://firstname.lastname@example.orgSigned-off-by: Guenter Roeck <email@example.com> Acked-by: Ard Biesheuvel <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: Josh Poimboeuf <email@example.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <firstname.lastname@example.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <email@example.com>
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