[edk2] [PATCH 2/3] BaseTools/tools_def ARM CLANG35: work around -mno-movt option name change

Ard Biesheuvel ard.biesheuvel at linaro.org
Wed Dec 12 03:51:12 PST 2018


On Wed, 12 Dec 2018 at 12:50, Laszlo Ersek <lersek at redhat.com> wrote:
>
> On 12/12/18 11:33, Ard Biesheuvel wrote:
> > PE/COFF only has a very limited id space for runtime relocations, and
> > so it defines only a single relocation for movw/movt instruction pairs,
> > which can be combined to load a 32-bit symbol reference into a register.
> > For this to work as expected, these instructions must always appear in
> > the same order and adjacently, and this is something few compilers take
> > into account, unless they target PE/COFF explicitly (and this is not the
> > case for our ELF based toolchains)
> >
> > For Clang 3.6 and later, we can pass the -mno-movt option to suppress
> > movw/movt pairs entirely, which works around the issue. Unfortunately,
> > for Clang 3.5, the option is called differently (-mllvm -arm-use-movt=0)
> > and mutually incompatible between 3.5 and 3.6.
> >
> > Since it is desirable for the CLANG35 toolchain to be usable on newer
> > versions of Clang as well (given that it is the only non-LTO alternative
> > to CLANG38), let's work around this issue in a way that permits versions
> > 3.5 and newer of Clang to be used with the CLANG35 profile.
> >
> > So pass the -mkernel flag instead (and drop the -mno-unaligned-access
> > in *_CLANG35_ARM_CC_XIPFLAGS which now becomes redundant, and which
> > Clang complains about). This also inhibits movw/movt generation, along
> > with some other changes (e.g., long calls) which do affect code generation
> > but not in a undesirable manner.
> >
> > Contributed-under: TianoCore Contribution Agreement 1.1
> > Signed-off-by: Ard Biesheuvel <ard.biesheuvel at linaro.org>
> > ---
> >  BaseTools/Conf/tools_def.template | 2 +-
> >  1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
> >
> > diff --git a/BaseTools/Conf/tools_def.template b/BaseTools/Conf/tools_def.template
> > index ac2b95e0f5ba..2ba833e1fb06 100755
> > --- a/BaseTools/Conf/tools_def.template
> > +++ b/BaseTools/Conf/tools_def.template
> > @@ -5249,7 +5249,7 @@ DEFINE CLANG35_AARCH64_CC_FLAGS  = DEF(GCC_AARCH64_CC_FLAGS) DEF(CLANG35_AARCH64
> >  *_CLANG35_ARM_ASM_FLAGS          = DEF(GCC_ASM_FLAGS) DEF(CLANG35_ARM_TARGET) $(ARCHASM_FLAGS) $(PLATFORM_FLAGS) -Qunused-arguments
> >  *_CLANG35_ARM_DLINK_FLAGS        = DEF(CLANG35_ARM_TARGET) DEF(GCC_ARM_DLINK_FLAGS)
> >  *_CLANG35_ARM_DLINK2_FLAGS       = DEF(GCC_DLINK2_FLAGS_COMMON) -Wl,--defsym=PECOFF_HEADER_SIZE=0x220
> > -*_CLANG35_ARM_PLATFORM_FLAGS     = -march=armv7-a
> > +*_CLANG35_ARM_PLATFORM_FLAGS     = -march=armv7-a -mkernel -Qunused-arguments
> >  *_CLANG35_ARM_PP_FLAGS           = DEF(GCC_PP_FLAGS) DEF(CLANG35_ARM_TARGET) $(ARCHCC_FLAGS) $(PLATFORM_FLAGS)
> >  *_CLANG35_ARM_RC_FLAGS           = DEF(GCC_ARM_RC_FLAGS)
> >  *_CLANG35_ARM_VFRPP_FLAGS        = DEF(GCC_VFRPP_FLAGS) DEF(CLANG35_ARM_TARGET) $(ARCHCC_FLAGS) $(PLATFORM_FLAGS)
> >
>
> The commit message speaks about adding -mkernel, and removing
> -mno-unaligned-access (elsewhere). In the patch, I only see -mkernel
> (plus an un-announced -Qunused-arguments option).
>
> Is the commit message slightly out-of-date relative to the code? (Or
> perhaps the other way around?)
>

Ah yes. The  -mno-unaligned-access became redundant, but instead of
removing it, i ended up adding the -Qunused-arguments to stop Clang
from complaining about it.


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