[PATCH 14/19] ARM: set --be8 when linking modules

Ben Dooks ben.dooks at codethink.co.uk
Wed Aug 28 07:45:54 EDT 2013

To avoid having to make every text section swap the instruction order
of all instructions, make sure modules are built also built with --be8
(as is the current kernel final link).

If we do not do this, we would end up having to swap all instructions
when loading a module, instead of just the instructions that we are
applying ELF relocations to.

Signed-off-by: Ben Dooks <ben.dooks at codethink.co.uk>
 arch/arm/Makefile |    1 +
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)

diff --git a/arch/arm/Makefile b/arch/arm/Makefile
index 6fd2cea..2c659f9 100644
--- a/arch/arm/Makefile
+++ b/arch/arm/Makefile
@@ -16,6 +16,7 @@ LDFLAGS		:=
 LDFLAGS_vmlinux	:=-p --no-undefined -X
 ifeq ($(CONFIG_CPU_ENDIAN_BE8),y)
 LDFLAGS_vmlinux	+= --be8
 OBJCOPYFLAGS	:=-O binary -R .comment -S

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