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Date: Mon, 8 Apr 2019 17:56:20 +0000
From: Christopher Lameter <cl@...ux.com>
To: Thomas Garnier <thgarnie@...omium.org>
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Subject: Re: [PATCH v6 14/27] x86/percpu: Adapt percpu for PIE support

On Mon, 8 Apr 2019, Thomas Garnier wrote:

> > It didn't work originally but I will revisit to see if I missed something.
>
> I revisited and couldn't find a way to prevent relocations to the
> percpu section. Without PIE, you can reference absolute address which
> was convenient for percpu.

Can you switch PIE off for the percpu section? If not maybe the linker
needs to have an additional option?

Cannot imagine that this is not possible. You neeed to be able to
reference registers that are in fixed memory locations.


> Christopher: Did you have something specific in mind?

I thought that we just leave it as is.

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