On 6/7/20 9:59 AM, Alexandre Ghiti wrote:

> +     bool
> +     depends on MMU
> +     help
> +          This builds a kernel as a Position Independent Executable (PIE),
> +          which retains all relocation metadata required to relocate the
> +          kernel binary at runtime to a different virtual address than the
> +          address it was linked at.
> +          Since RISCV uses the RELA relocation format, this requires a
> +          relocation pass at runtime even if the kernel is loaded at the
> +          same address it was linked at.

Is this true? I thought that the GNU linker would write the "proper"
values by default, contrary to the LLVM linker (ld.lld) which would need
a special flag: --apply-dynamic-relocs (by default the relocated places
are set to zero). At least, it is my experience with Aarch64 on a
different project. So, sorry if I'm talking nonsense here -- I have not
looked at the details.


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