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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 27/28] x86, relocs: Ignore L4_PAGE_OFFSET relocations
On Thu, Sep 03, 2020 at 03:47:32PM -0700, Kees Cook wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 03, 2020 at 01:30:52PM -0700, Sami Tolvanen wrote:
> > L4_PAGE_OFFSET is a constant value, so don't warn about absolute
> > relocations.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Sami Tolvanen <>
> Any other details on this? I assume this is an ld.lld-ism. Any idea why
> this is only a problem under LTO? (Or is this an LLVM integrated
> assembler-ism?) Regardless, yes, let's nail it down:

With the LTO v1 series, LLD generated this relocation somewhere in the section, but only with LTO:

$ arch/x86/tools/relocs --abs-relocs vmlinux
WARNING: Absolute relocations present
Offset Info Type Sym.Value Sym.Name
ffffffff828e7fe0 0000000100000001 R_X86_64_64 0000000000000111

It actually looks like this might not be a problem anymore with the
current ToT kernel and the v2 series, but I'll do some more testing to
confirm this and drop the patch from v3 if it's no longer needed.


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