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authorGuenter Roeck <linux@roeck-us.net>2017-10-13 15:57:58 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2017-10-13 16:18:32 -0700
commit51962a9d437f0d580c04cd2c4abc2bd417200da2 (patch)
tree04b3aa33a3f8b714fd9c9112c90d9196fe97361b /scripts/kallsyms.c
parentuserfaultfd: selftest: exercise -EEXIST only in background transfer (diff)
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_$d Those symbols are no longer ignored and included in the base address calculation. This results in a base address of 000000000000000e, which in turn causes kallsyms to abort with kallsyms failure: relative symbol value 0xffffff900800a000 out of range in relative mode The problem is seen in little endian arm64 builds with CONFIG_EFI enabled and with '-frecord-gcc-switches' set in KCFLAGS. Explicitly ignore symbols of type 'n' since those are clearly debug symbols. Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/1507136063-3139-1-git-send-email-linux@roeck-us.net Signed-off-by: Guenter Roeck <linux@roeck-us.net> Acked-by: Ard Biesheuvel <ard.biesheuvel@linaro.org> Cc: Josh Poimboeuf <jpoimboe@redhat.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
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1 files changed, 1 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/scripts/kallsyms.c b/scripts/kallsyms.c
index 5d554419170b..9ee9bf7fd1a2 100644
--- a/scripts/kallsyms.c
+++ b/scripts/kallsyms.c
@@ -158,7 +158,7 @@ static int read_symbol(FILE *in, struct sym_entry *s)
else if (str[0] == '$')
return -1;
/* exclude debugging symbols */
- else if (stype == 'N')
+ else if (stype == 'N' || stype == 'n')
return -1;
/* include the type field in the symbol name, so that it gets