Commit ea6bc80d authored by Ard Biesheuvel's avatar Ard Biesheuvel
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arm64/efi: set PE/COFF section alignment to 4 KB

Position independent AArch64 code needs to be linked and loaded at the
same relative offset from a 4 KB boundary, or adrp/add and adrp/ldr
pairs will not work correctly. (This is how PC relative symbol
references with a 4 GB reach are emitted)

We need to declare this in the PE/COFF header, otherwise the PE/COFF
loader may load the Image and invoke the stub at an offset which
violates this rule.
Reviewed-by: default avatarRoy Franz <>
Acked-by: default avatarMark Rutland <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarArd Biesheuvel <>
parent 95b39596
......@@ -161,7 +161,7 @@ optional_header:
.quad 0 // ImageBase
.long 0x20 // SectionAlignment
.long 0x1000 // SectionAlignment
.long 0x8 // FileAlignment
.short 0 // MajorOperatingSystemVersion
.short 0 // MinorOperatingSystemVersion
......@@ -228,7 +228,15 @@ section_table:
.short 0 // NumberOfRelocations (0 for executables)
.short 0 // NumberOfLineNumbers (0 for executables)
.long 0xe0500020 // Characteristics (section flags)
.align 5
* EFI will load stext onwards at the 4k section alignment
* described in the PE/COFF header. To ensure that instruction
* sequences using an adrp and a :lo12: immediate will function
* correctly at this alignment, we must ensure that stext is
* placed at a 4k boundary in the Image to begin with.
.align 12
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