Commit b8083f86 authored by Jonathan Austin's avatar Jonathan Austin Committed by Russell King

ARM: 7666/1: decompressor: add -mno-single-pic-base for building the decompressor

Before jumping to (position independent) C-code from the decompressor's
assembler world we set-up the C environment. This setup currently does not
set r9, which for arm-none-uclinux-uclibceabi toolchains is by default
expected to be the PIC offset base register (IE should point to the
beginning of the GOT).

Currently, therefore, in order to build working kernels that use the
decompressor it is necessary to use an arm-linux-gnueabi toolchain, or
similar. uClinux toolchains cause a prefetch abort to occur at the beginning
of the decompress_kernel function.

This patch allows uClinux toolchains to build bootable zImages by forcing
the -mno-single-pic-base option, which ensures that the location of the GOT
is re-derived each time it is required, and r9 becomes free for use as a
general purpose register.

This has a small (4% in instruction terms) advantage over the alternative of
setting r9 to point to the GOT before calling into the C-world.
Signed-off-by: default avatarJonathan Austin <>
Acked-by: default avatarNicolas Pitre <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarRussell King <>
parent 3f7d1fe1
......@@ -120,7 +120,7 @@ ORIG_CFLAGS := $(KBUILD_CFLAGS)
KBUILD_CFLAGS = $(subst -pg, , $(ORIG_CFLAGS))
ccflags-y := -fpic -fno-builtin -I$(obj)
ccflags-y := -fpic -mno-single-pic-base -fno-builtin -I$(obj)
asflags-y := -Wa,-march=all -DZIMAGE
# Supply kernel BSS size to the decompressor via a linker symbol.
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