(whoops, reply didn't send to the ML, sorry Frank!)
Franck Bui-Huu wrote:
> Well, it means that you previously used CONFIG_BUILD_ELF64=y (this
> implied that PAGE_OFFSET is in XKPHYS) whereas your kernel has CKSEG
> load address (symbols need PAGE_OFFSET in CKSEG for address
> So the question is why can't you use CONFIG_BUILD_ELF64=n (and
> reagarding the current definition of CONFIG_BUILD_ELF64).
> It makes me think that I posted a patch for that a couple of weeks ago:
> Basically this patch removes CONFIG_BUILD_ELF64 and makes Kbuild to use
> '-msym32' switch if you really need it. Kbuild makes its choice according
> the load address of your kernel image.
> Could you give it a try ? This patch was based on 2.6.20 but it should
> apply fine on a 2.6.21-rc.
Tested, and it still failed.
And I didn't always use CONFIG_BUILD_ELF64. In fact, for the longest time (up
until 2.6.17) I built IP32 and 64bit IP22 kernels without CONFIG_BUILD_eLF64,
passing -mabi=o64 (a.k.a., the binutils hack). This let me use the plain
'vmlinux' target w/o the need for an objcopy to boot these systems. After
2.6.17, the nature of o64 was mostly neutered, so I switched to using
CONFIG_BUILD_ELF64 and the 'vmlinux.32' target, as this is apparently the way
Debian builds their IP32 kernels (and was the way geoman/spbecker said I
should've been using all along).
So with the changes brought in by __pa(), I suppose a new, RightWay(TM) to build
IP32 (and conversely, 64bit IP22) kernels needs to be found. These two systems
are particularly wacky, hence why they need a bit more special care than more
traditional, proper, 64bit systems like Origin and Octane.
Also, Peter raises a good point in this case. It sounds like a re-thinking of
how all this address stuff is handled will fix not only special cases like
IP32/IP22, but the really weird systems, like IP28, as well. Which would be a
big plus in my opinion.
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