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SubjectRe: Problems with arm64 compat vdso
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Hi Ard,

On 9/23/19 5:41 PM, Ard Biesheuvel wrote:
> On Fri, 20 Sep 2019 at 18:33, Vincenzo Frascino
> <vincenzo.frascino@arm.com> wrote:
>>
>> Hi Will,
>>
>> thank you for reporting this.
>>
>> On 20/09/2019 15:27, Will Deacon wrote:
>>> Hi Vincenzo,
>>>
>>> I've been running into a few issues with the COMPAT vDSO. Please could
>>> you have a look?
>>>
>>
>> I will be at Linux Recipes next week. I will look at this with priority when I
>> come back.
>>
>
> Hi all,
>
> I noticed another issue: I build out of tree, and the VDSO gets
> rebuilt every time I build the kernel, even if I haven't made any
> changes to the source tree at all.
>
> Could you please look into that as well? (once you get around to it)
>

I am happy to have a look at this once back from Kernel Recipes next week.
In the meantime may I ask for some more details?

Could be useful to have a set of commands and a log that shows the problem, in
this way I will be sure to be looking at the same issue.

> Thanks,
> Ard.
>
>
>>> If I do the following:
>>>
>>> $ make ARCH=arm64 CROSS_COMPILE=aarch64-linux-gnu- defconfig
>>> [...]
>>> $ make ARCH=arm64 CROSS_COMPILE=aarch64-linux-gnu- menuconfig
>>> [set CONFIG_CROSS_COMPILE_COMPAT_VDSO="arm-linux-gnueabihf-"]
>>> $ make ARCH=arm64 CROSS_COMPILE=aarch64-linux-gnu-
>>>
>>> Then I see the following warning:
>>>
>>> arch/arm64/Makefile:62: CROSS_COMPILE_COMPAT not defined or empty, the compat vDSO will not be built
>>>
>>> even though the compat vDSO *has* been built:
>>>
>>> $ file arch/arm64/kernel/vdso32/vdso.so
>>> arch/arm64/kernel/vdso32/vdso.so: ELF 32-bit LSB pie executable, ARM, EABI5 version 1 (SYSV), dynamically linked, BuildID[sha1]=c67f6c786f2d2d6f86c71f708595594aa25247f6, stripped
>>>
>>> However, I also get some warnings because arm64 headers are being included
>>> in the compat vDSO build:
>>>
>>> In file included from ./arch/arm64/include/asm/thread_info.h:17:0,
>>> from ./include/linux/thread_info.h:38,
>>> from ./arch/arm64/include/asm/preempt.h:5,
>>> from ./include/linux/preempt.h:78,
>>> from ./include/linux/spinlock.h:51,
>>> from ./include/linux/seqlock.h:36,
>>> from ./include/linux/time.h:6,
>>> from /usr/local/google/home/willdeacon/work/linux/lib/vdso/gettimeofday.c:7,
>>> from <command-line>:0:
>>> ./arch/arm64/include/asm/memory.h: In function ‘__tag_set’:
>>> ./arch/arm64/include/asm/memory.h:233:15: warning: cast from pointer to integer of different size [-Wpointer-to-int-cast]
>>> u64 __addr = (u64)addr & ~__tag_shifted(0xff);
>>> ^
>>> In file included from ./arch/arm64/include/asm/pgtable-hwdef.h:8:0,
>>> from ./arch/arm64/include/asm/processor.h:34,
>>> from ./arch/arm64/include/asm/elf.h:118,
>>> from ./include/linux/elf.h:5,
>>> from ./include/linux/elfnote.h:62,
>>> from arch/arm64/kernel/vdso32/note.c:11:
>>> ./arch/arm64/include/asm/memory.h: In function ‘__tag_set’:
>>> ./arch/arm64/include/asm/memory.h:233:15: warning: cast from pointer to integer of different size [-Wpointer-to-int-cast]
>>> u64 __addr = (u64)addr & ~__tag_shifted(0xff);
>>> ^
>>> Worse, if your compat binutils isn't up-to-date, you'll actually run into
>>> a build failure:
>>>
>>> /tmp/ccFCrjUg.s:80: Error: invalid barrier type -- `dmb ishld'
>>> /tmp/ccFCrjUg.s:124: Error: invalid barrier type -- `dmb ishld'
>>>
>>> There also appears to be a problem getting the toolchain prefix from Kconfig.
>>> If, for example, I do:
>>>
>>> $ make ARCH=arm64 CROSS_COMPILE=aarch64-linux-gnu- defconfig
>>> [...]
>>> $ make ARCH=arm64 CROSS_COMPILE=aarch64-linux-gnu- menuconfig
>>> [set CONFIG_CROSS_COMPILE_COMPAT_VDSO="vincenzo"]
>>> $ make ARCH=arm64 CROSS_COMPILE=aarch64-linux-gnu-
>>> arch/arm64/Makefile:64: *** vincenzogcc not found, check CROSS_COMPILE_COMPAT. Stop.
>>> $ make ARCH=arm64 CROSS_COMPILE=aarch64-linux-gnu- menuconfig
>>> [set CONFIG_CROSS_COMPILE_COMPAT_VDSO="arm-linux-gnueabihf-"]
>>> $ make ARCH=arm64 CROSS_COMPILE=aarch64-linux-gnu-
>>> arch/arm64/Makefile:64: *** vincenzogcc not found, check CROSS_COMPILE_COMPAT. Stop.
>>> $ grep CONFIG_CROSS_COMPILE_COMPAT_VDSO .config
>>> CONFIG_CROSS_COMPILE_COMPAT_VDSO="arm-linux-gnueabihf-"
>>>
>>> which is irritating, because it seems to force a 'mrproper' if you don't
>>> get the prefix right first time.
>>>
>>> Cheers,
>>>
>>> Will
>>>
>>
>> --
>> Regards,
>> Vincenzo

--
Regards,
Vincenzo

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