[PATCH] arm: vdso: pass --be8 to linker if necessary

Jason A. Donenfeld Jason at zx2c4.com
Wed May 29 11:23:24 PDT 2019

The commit fe00e50b2db8 ("ARM: 8858/1: vdso: use $(LD) instead of $(CC)
to link VDSO") removed the passing of CFLAGS, since ld doesn't take
those directly. However, prior, big-endian ARM was relying on gcc to
translate its -mbe8 option into ld's --be8 option. Lacking this, ld
generated be32 code, making the VDSO generate SIGILL when called by

This commit passes --be8 if CONFIG_CPU_ENDIAN_BE8 is enabled.

Signed-off-by: Jason A. Donenfeld <Jason at zx2c4.com>
Cc: Masahiro Yamada <yamada.masahiro at socionext.com>
Cc: Russell King <rmk+kernel at armlinux.org.uk>
Cc: Arnd Bergmann <arnd at arndb.de>
Cc: Ard Biesheuvel <ard.biesheuvel at linaro.org>
 arch/arm/vdso/Makefile | 5 +++--
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/arch/arm/vdso/Makefile b/arch/arm/vdso/Makefile
index fadf554d9391..1f5ec9741e6d 100644
--- a/arch/arm/vdso/Makefile
+++ b/arch/arm/vdso/Makefile
@@ -10,9 +10,10 @@ obj-vdso := $(addprefix $(obj)/, $(obj-vdso))
 ccflags-y := -fPIC -fno-common -fno-builtin -fno-stack-protector
-ldflags-y = -Bsymbolic --no-undefined -soname=linux-vdso.so.1 \
+ldflags-$(CONFIG_CPU_ENDIAN_BE8) := --be8
+ldflags-y := -Bsymbolic --no-undefined -soname=linux-vdso.so.1 \
 	    -z max-page-size=4096 -z common-page-size=4096 \
-	    -nostdlib -shared \
+	    -nostdlib -shared $(ldflags-y) \
 	    $(call ld-option, --hash-style=sysv) \
 	    $(call ld-option, --build-id) \

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