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SubjectRe: [PATCH] arm64: move --fix-cortex-a53-843419 linker test to Kconfig
Hi Masahiro,

On Wed, Mar 24, 2021 at 04:11:28PM +0900, Masahiro Yamada wrote:
> $(call ld-option, --fix-cortex-a53-843419) in arch/arm64/Makefile is
> evaluated every time even for Make targets that do not need the linker,
> such as "make ARCH=arm64 install".
> Recently, the Kbuild tree queued up a patch to avoid needless
> compiler/linker flag evaluation. I beleive it is a good improvement
> itself, but causing a false-positive warning for arm64 installation
> in linux-next. (Thanks to Nathan for the report)
> Kconfig can test the linker capability just once, and store it in the
> .config file. The build and installation steps that follow do not need
> to test the liniker over again.
> Reported-by: Nathan Chancellor <>
> Signed-off-by: Masahiro Yamada <>
> ---
> I was not sure what the preferred CONFIG option name is.
> Please suggest a one if you have a better idea.
> arch/arm64/Kconfig | 3 +++
> arch/arm64/Makefile | 2 +-
> 2 files changed, 4 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

Would you like this patch to go in via the arm64 tree or you will queue
it via the kbuild tree?



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