[ 3.5.yuz extended stable ] Patch "arch/tile: avoid generating .eh_frame information in modules" has been added to staging queue

Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski herton.krzesinski at canonical.com
Thu Nov 22 04:47:28 UTC 2012

This is a note to let you know that I have just added a patch titled

    arch/tile: avoid generating .eh_frame information in modules

to the linux-3.5.y-queue branch of the 3.5.yuz extended stable tree 
which can be found at:


If you, or anyone else, feels it should not be added to this tree, please 
reply to this email.

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>From 7d97779b24d73247d5f21932a8b2b151949d8236 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Chris Metcalf <cmetcalf at tilera.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2012 11:43:11 -0400
Subject: [PATCH] arch/tile: avoid generating .eh_frame information in modules

commit 627072b06c362bbe7dc256f618aaa63351f0cfe6 upstream.

The tile tool chain uses the .eh_frame information for backtracing.
The vmlinux build drops any .eh_frame sections at link time, but when
present in kernel modules, it causes a module load failure due to the
presence of unsupported pc-relative relocations.  When compiling to
use compiler feedback support, the compiler by default omits .eh_frame
information, so we don't see this problem.  But when not using feedback,
we need to explicitly suppress the .eh_frame.

Signed-off-by: Chris Metcalf <cmetcalf at tilera.com>
Signed-off-by: Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski <herton.krzesinski at canonical.com>
 arch/tile/Makefile |    4 ++++
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+)

diff --git a/arch/tile/Makefile b/arch/tile/Makefile
index e20b0a0..7da1015 100644
--- a/arch/tile/Makefile
+++ b/arch/tile/Makefile
@@ -26,6 +26,10 @@ $(error Set TILERA_ROOT or CROSS_COMPILE when building $(ARCH) on $(HOST_ARCH))

+# The tile compiler may emit .eh_frame information for backtracing.
+# In kernel modules, this causes load failures due to unsupported relocations.
+KBUILD_CFLAGS   += -fno-asynchronous-unwind-tables

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