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[2/2] kbuild: check the minimum linker version in Kconfig

Message ID 20210216031004.552417-2-masahiroy@kernel.org (mailing list archive)
State New
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Series [1/2] kbuild: remove ld-version macro | expand

Commit Message

Masahiro Yamada Feb. 16, 2021, 3:10 a.m. UTC
Unify the two scripts/ld-version.sh and scripts/lld-version.sh, and
check the minimum linker version like scripts/cc-version.sh did.

I tested this script for some corner cases reported in the past:

 - GNU ld version 2.25-15.fc23
   as reported by commit 8083013fc320 ("ld-version: Fix it on Fedora")

 - GNU ld (GNU Binutils) 2.20.1.20100303
   as reported by commit 0d61ed17dd30 ("ld-version: Drop the 4th and
   5th version components")

This script show an error message if the linker is too old:

  $ make LD=ld.lld-9
    SYNC    include/config/auto.conf
  ***
  *** Linker is too old.
  ***   Your LLD version:    9.0.1
  ***   Minimum LLD version: 10.0.1
  ***
  scripts/Kconfig.include:50: Sorry, this linker is not supported.
  make[2]: *** [scripts/kconfig/Makefile:71: syncconfig] Error 1
  make[1]: *** [Makefile:600: syncconfig] Error 2
  make: *** [Makefile:708: include/config/auto.conf] Error 2

I also moved the check for gold to this script, so gold is still rejected:

  $ make LD=gold
    SYNC    include/config/auto.conf
  gold linker is not supported as it is not capable of linking the kernel proper.
  scripts/Kconfig.include:50: Sorry, this linker is not supported.
  make[2]: *** [scripts/kconfig/Makefile:71: syncconfig] Error 1
  make[1]: *** [Makefile:600: syncconfig] Error 2
  make: *** [Makefile:708: include/config/auto.conf] Error 2

Thanks to David Laight for suggesting shell script improvements.

Signed-off-by: Masahiro Yamada <masahiroy@kernel.org>
---

 MAINTAINERS             |  1 -
 init/Kconfig            | 21 +++++++----
 scripts/Kconfig.include |  7 +++-
 scripts/ld-version.sh   | 82 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-----
 scripts/lld-version.sh  | 20 ----------
 5 files changed, 90 insertions(+), 41 deletions(-)
 delete mode 100755 scripts/lld-version.sh

Comments

Nick Desaulniers Feb. 16, 2021, 5:49 p.m. UTC | #1
On Mon, Feb 15, 2021 at 7:10 PM Masahiro Yamada <masahiroy@kernel.org> wrote:
>
> Unify the two scripts/ld-version.sh and scripts/lld-version.sh, and
> check the minimum linker version like scripts/cc-version.sh did.
>
> I tested this script for some corner cases reported in the past:
>
>  - GNU ld version 2.25-15.fc23
>    as reported by commit 8083013fc320 ("ld-version: Fix it on Fedora")
>
>  - GNU ld (GNU Binutils) 2.20.1.20100303
>    as reported by commit 0d61ed17dd30 ("ld-version: Drop the 4th and
>    5th version components")
>
> This script show an error message if the linker is too old:
>
>   $ make LD=ld.lld-9
>     SYNC    include/config/auto.conf
>   ***
>   *** Linker is too old.
>   ***   Your LLD version:    9.0.1
>   ***   Minimum LLD version: 10.0.1
>   ***
>   scripts/Kconfig.include:50: Sorry, this linker is not supported.
>   make[2]: *** [scripts/kconfig/Makefile:71: syncconfig] Error 1
>   make[1]: *** [Makefile:600: syncconfig] Error 2
>   make: *** [Makefile:708: include/config/auto.conf] Error 2
>
> I also moved the check for gold to this script, so gold is still rejected:
>
>   $ make LD=gold
>     SYNC    include/config/auto.conf
>   gold linker is not supported as it is not capable of linking the kernel proper.
>   scripts/Kconfig.include:50: Sorry, this linker is not supported.
>   make[2]: *** [scripts/kconfig/Makefile:71: syncconfig] Error 1
>   make[1]: *** [Makefile:600: syncconfig] Error 2
>   make: *** [Makefile:708: include/config/auto.conf] Error 2
>
> Thanks to David Laight for suggesting shell script improvements.
>
> Signed-off-by: Masahiro Yamada <masahiroy@kernel.org>

Acked-by: Nick Desaulniers <ndesaulniers@google.com>

> ---
>
>  MAINTAINERS             |  1 -
>  init/Kconfig            | 21 +++++++----
>  scripts/Kconfig.include |  7 +++-
>  scripts/ld-version.sh   | 82 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-----
>  scripts/lld-version.sh  | 20 ----------
>  5 files changed, 90 insertions(+), 41 deletions(-)
>  delete mode 100755 scripts/lld-version.sh
>
> diff --git a/MAINTAINERS b/MAINTAINERS
> index df820969be1f..6b82ad6990b7 100644
> --- a/MAINTAINERS
> +++ b/MAINTAINERS
> @@ -4314,7 +4314,6 @@ C:        irc://chat.freenode.net/clangbuiltlinux
>  F:     Documentation/kbuild/llvm.rst
>  F:     include/linux/compiler-clang.h
>  F:     scripts/clang-tools/
> -F:     scripts/lld-version.sh
>  K:     \b(?i:clang|llvm)\b
>
>  CLEANCACHE API
> diff --git a/init/Kconfig b/init/Kconfig
> index 7bcfa24524c2..42b69ee29dca 100644
> --- a/init/Kconfig
> +++ b/init/Kconfig
> @@ -33,24 +33,29 @@ config GCC_VERSION
>         default $(cc-version) if CC_IS_GCC
>         default 0
>
> -config LD_VERSION
> -       int
> -       default $(shell,$(LD) --version | $(srctree)/scripts/ld-version.sh)
> -
>  config CC_IS_CLANG
>         def_bool $(success,test "$(cc-name)" = Clang)
>
> -config LD_IS_LLD
> -       def_bool $(success,$(LD) -v | head -n 1 | grep -q LLD)
> -
>  config CLANG_VERSION
>         int
>         default $(cc-version) if CC_IS_CLANG
>         default 0
>
> +config LD_IS_BFD
> +       def_bool $(success,test "$(ld-name)" = BFD)
> +
> +config LD_VERSION
> +       int
> +       default $(ld-version) if LD_IS_BFD
> +       default 0
> +
> +config LD_IS_LLD
> +       def_bool $(success,test "$(ld-name)" = LLD)
> +
>  config LLD_VERSION
>         int
> -       default $(shell,$(srctree)/scripts/lld-version.sh $(LD))
> +       default $(ld-version) if LD_IS_LLD
> +       default 0
>
>  config CC_CAN_LINK
>         bool
> diff --git a/scripts/Kconfig.include b/scripts/Kconfig.include
> index 0228cb9c74aa..58fdb5308725 100644
> --- a/scripts/Kconfig.include
> +++ b/scripts/Kconfig.include
> @@ -45,8 +45,11 @@ $(error-if,$(success,test -z "$(cc-info)"),Sorry$(comma) this compiler is not su
>  cc-name := $(shell,set -- $(cc-info) && echo $1)
>  cc-version := $(shell,set -- $(cc-info) && echo $2)
>
> -# Fail if the linker is gold as it's not capable of linking the kernel proper
> -$(error-if,$(success, $(LD) -v | grep -q gold), gold linker '$(LD)' not supported)
> +# Get the linker name, version, and error out if it is not supported.
> +ld-info := $(shell,$(srctree)/scripts/ld-version.sh $(LD))
> +$(error-if,$(success,test -z "$(ld-info)"),Sorry$(comma) this linker is not supported.)
> +ld-name := $(shell,set -- $(ld-info) && echo $1)
> +ld-version := $(shell,set -- $(ld-info) && echo $2)
>
>  # machine bit flags
>  #  $(m32-flag): -m32 if the compiler supports it, or an empty string otherwise.
> diff --git a/scripts/ld-version.sh b/scripts/ld-version.sh
> index 0f8a2c0f9502..a463273509b5 100755
> --- a/scripts/ld-version.sh
> +++ b/scripts/ld-version.sh
> @@ -1,11 +1,73 @@
> -#!/usr/bin/awk -f
> +#!/bin/sh
>  # SPDX-License-Identifier: GPL-2.0
> -# extract linker version number from stdin and turn into single number
> -       {
> -       gsub(".*\\)", "");
> -       gsub(".*version ", "");
> -       gsub("-.*", "");
> -       split($1,a, ".");
> -       print a[1]*10000 + a[2]*100 + a[3];
> -       exit
> -       }
> +#
> +# Print the linker name and its version in a 5 or 6-digit form.
> +# Also, perform the minimum version check.
> +
> +set -e
> +
> +# When you raise the minimum linker version, please update
> +# Documentation/process/changes.rst as well.
> +bfd_min_version=2.23.0
> +lld_min_version=10.0.1
> +
> +# Convert the version string x.y.z to a canonical 5 or 6-digit form.
> +get_canonical_version()
> +{
> +       IFS=.
> +       set -- $1
> +
> +       # If the 2nd or 3rd field is missing, fill it with a zero.
> +       #
> +       # The 4th field, if present, is ignored.
> +       # This occurs in development snapshots as in 2.35.1.20201116
> +       echo $((10000 * $1 + 100 * ${2:-0} + ${3:-0}))
> +}
> +
> +orig_args="$@"
> +
> +# Get the first line of the --version output.
> +IFS='
> +'
> +set -- $("$@" --version)
> +
> +# Split the line on spaces.
> +IFS=' '
> +set -- $1
> +
> +if [ "$1" = GNU -a "$2" = ld ]; then
> +       shift $(($# - 1))
> +       version=$1
> +       min_version=$bfd_min_version
> +       name=BFD
> +       disp_name="GNU ld"
> +elif [ "$1" = GNU -a "$2" = gold ]; then
> +       echo "gold linker is not supported as it is not capable of linking the kernel proper." >&2
> +       exit 1
> +elif [ "$1" = LLD ]; then
> +       version=$2
> +       min_version=$lld_min_version
> +       name=LLD
> +       disp_name=LLD
> +else
> +       echo "$orig_args: unknown linker" >&2
> +       exit 1
> +fi
> +
> +# Some distributions append a package release number, as in 2.34-4.fc32
> +# Trim the hyphen and any characters that follow.
> +version=${version%-*}
> +
> +cversion=$(get_canonical_version $version)
> +min_cversion=$(get_canonical_version $min_version)
> +
> +if [ "$cversion" -lt "$min_cversion" ]; then
> +       echo >&2 "***"
> +       echo >&2 "*** Linker is too old."
> +       echo >&2 "***   Your $disp_name version:    $version"
> +       echo >&2 "***   Minimum $disp_name version: $min_version"
> +       echo >&2 "***"
> +       exit 1
> +fi
> +
> +echo $name $cversion
> diff --git a/scripts/lld-version.sh b/scripts/lld-version.sh
> deleted file mode 100755
> index d70edb4d8a4f..000000000000
> --- a/scripts/lld-version.sh
> +++ /dev/null
> @@ -1,20 +0,0 @@
> -#!/bin/sh
> -# SPDX-License-Identifier: GPL-2.0
> -#
> -# Usage: $ ./scripts/lld-version.sh ld.lld
> -#
> -# Print the linker version of `ld.lld' in a 5 or 6-digit form
> -# such as `100001' for ld.lld 10.0.1 etc.
> -
> -linker_string="$($* --version)"
> -
> -if ! ( echo $linker_string | grep -q LLD ); then
> -       echo 0
> -       exit 1
> -fi
> -
> -VERSION=$(echo $linker_string | cut -d ' ' -f 2)
> -MAJOR=$(echo $VERSION | cut -d . -f 1)
> -MINOR=$(echo $VERSION | cut -d . -f 2)
> -PATCHLEVEL=$(echo $VERSION | cut -d . -f 3)
> -printf "%d%02d%02d\\n" $MAJOR $MINOR $PATCHLEVEL
> --
> 2.27.0
>
Nathan Chancellor Feb. 16, 2021, 7:07 p.m. UTC | #2
On Tue, Feb 16, 2021 at 12:10:04PM +0900, Masahiro Yamada wrote:
> Unify the two scripts/ld-version.sh and scripts/lld-version.sh, and
> check the minimum linker version like scripts/cc-version.sh did.
> 
> I tested this script for some corner cases reported in the past:
> 
>  - GNU ld version 2.25-15.fc23
>    as reported by commit 8083013fc320 ("ld-version: Fix it on Fedora")
> 
>  - GNU ld (GNU Binutils) 2.20.1.20100303
>    as reported by commit 0d61ed17dd30 ("ld-version: Drop the 4th and
>    5th version components")
> 
> This script show an error message if the linker is too old:
> 
>   $ make LD=ld.lld-9
>     SYNC    include/config/auto.conf
>   ***
>   *** Linker is too old.
>   ***   Your LLD version:    9.0.1
>   ***   Minimum LLD version: 10.0.1
>   ***
>   scripts/Kconfig.include:50: Sorry, this linker is not supported.
>   make[2]: *** [scripts/kconfig/Makefile:71: syncconfig] Error 1
>   make[1]: *** [Makefile:600: syncconfig] Error 2
>   make: *** [Makefile:708: include/config/auto.conf] Error 2
> 
> I also moved the check for gold to this script, so gold is still rejected:
> 
>   $ make LD=gold
>     SYNC    include/config/auto.conf
>   gold linker is not supported as it is not capable of linking the kernel proper.
>   scripts/Kconfig.include:50: Sorry, this linker is not supported.
>   make[2]: *** [scripts/kconfig/Makefile:71: syncconfig] Error 1
>   make[1]: *** [Makefile:600: syncconfig] Error 2
>   make: *** [Makefile:708: include/config/auto.conf] Error 2
> 
> Thanks to David Laight for suggesting shell script improvements.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Masahiro Yamada <masahiroy@kernel.org>

Reviewed-by: Nathan Chancellor <nathan@kernel.org>
Tested-by: Nathan Chancellor <nathan@kernel.org>

> ---
> 
>  MAINTAINERS             |  1 -
>  init/Kconfig            | 21 +++++++----
>  scripts/Kconfig.include |  7 +++-
>  scripts/ld-version.sh   | 82 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-----
>  scripts/lld-version.sh  | 20 ----------
>  5 files changed, 90 insertions(+), 41 deletions(-)
>  delete mode 100755 scripts/lld-version.sh
> 
> diff --git a/MAINTAINERS b/MAINTAINERS
> index df820969be1f..6b82ad6990b7 100644
> --- a/MAINTAINERS
> +++ b/MAINTAINERS
> @@ -4314,7 +4314,6 @@ C:	irc://chat.freenode.net/clangbuiltlinux
>  F:	Documentation/kbuild/llvm.rst
>  F:	include/linux/compiler-clang.h
>  F:	scripts/clang-tools/
> -F:	scripts/lld-version.sh
>  K:	\b(?i:clang|llvm)\b
>  
>  CLEANCACHE API
> diff --git a/init/Kconfig b/init/Kconfig
> index 7bcfa24524c2..42b69ee29dca 100644
> --- a/init/Kconfig
> +++ b/init/Kconfig
> @@ -33,24 +33,29 @@ config GCC_VERSION
>  	default $(cc-version) if CC_IS_GCC
>  	default 0
>  
> -config LD_VERSION
> -	int
> -	default $(shell,$(LD) --version | $(srctree)/scripts/ld-version.sh)
> -
>  config CC_IS_CLANG
>  	def_bool $(success,test "$(cc-name)" = Clang)
>  
> -config LD_IS_LLD
> -	def_bool $(success,$(LD) -v | head -n 1 | grep -q LLD)
> -
>  config CLANG_VERSION
>  	int
>  	default $(cc-version) if CC_IS_CLANG
>  	default 0
>  
> +config LD_IS_BFD
> +	def_bool $(success,test "$(ld-name)" = BFD)
> +
> +config LD_VERSION
> +	int
> +	default $(ld-version) if LD_IS_BFD
> +	default 0
> +
> +config LD_IS_LLD
> +	def_bool $(success,test "$(ld-name)" = LLD)
> +
>  config LLD_VERSION
>  	int
> -	default $(shell,$(srctree)/scripts/lld-version.sh $(LD))
> +	default $(ld-version) if LD_IS_LLD
> +	default 0
>  
>  config CC_CAN_LINK
>  	bool
> diff --git a/scripts/Kconfig.include b/scripts/Kconfig.include
> index 0228cb9c74aa..58fdb5308725 100644
> --- a/scripts/Kconfig.include
> +++ b/scripts/Kconfig.include
> @@ -45,8 +45,11 @@ $(error-if,$(success,test -z "$(cc-info)"),Sorry$(comma) this compiler is not su
>  cc-name := $(shell,set -- $(cc-info) && echo $1)
>  cc-version := $(shell,set -- $(cc-info) && echo $2)
>  
> -# Fail if the linker is gold as it's not capable of linking the kernel proper
> -$(error-if,$(success, $(LD) -v | grep -q gold), gold linker '$(LD)' not supported)
> +# Get the linker name, version, and error out if it is not supported.
> +ld-info := $(shell,$(srctree)/scripts/ld-version.sh $(LD))
> +$(error-if,$(success,test -z "$(ld-info)"),Sorry$(comma) this linker is not supported.)
> +ld-name := $(shell,set -- $(ld-info) && echo $1)
> +ld-version := $(shell,set -- $(ld-info) && echo $2)
>  
>  # machine bit flags
>  #  $(m32-flag): -m32 if the compiler supports it, or an empty string otherwise.
> diff --git a/scripts/ld-version.sh b/scripts/ld-version.sh
> index 0f8a2c0f9502..a463273509b5 100755
> --- a/scripts/ld-version.sh
> +++ b/scripts/ld-version.sh
> @@ -1,11 +1,73 @@
> -#!/usr/bin/awk -f
> +#!/bin/sh
>  # SPDX-License-Identifier: GPL-2.0
> -# extract linker version number from stdin and turn into single number
> -	{
> -	gsub(".*\\)", "");
> -	gsub(".*version ", "");
> -	gsub("-.*", "");
> -	split($1,a, ".");
> -	print a[1]*10000 + a[2]*100 + a[3];
> -	exit
> -	}
> +#
> +# Print the linker name and its version in a 5 or 6-digit form.
> +# Also, perform the minimum version check.
> +
> +set -e
> +
> +# When you raise the minimum linker version, please update
> +# Documentation/process/changes.rst as well.
> +bfd_min_version=2.23.0
> +lld_min_version=10.0.1
> +
> +# Convert the version string x.y.z to a canonical 5 or 6-digit form.
> +get_canonical_version()
> +{
> +	IFS=.
> +	set -- $1
> +
> +	# If the 2nd or 3rd field is missing, fill it with a zero.
> +	#
> +	# The 4th field, if present, is ignored.
> +	# This occurs in development snapshots as in 2.35.1.20201116
> +	echo $((10000 * $1 + 100 * ${2:-0} + ${3:-0}))
> +}
> +
> +orig_args="$@"
> +
> +# Get the first line of the --version output.
> +IFS='
> +'
> +set -- $("$@" --version)
> +
> +# Split the line on spaces.
> +IFS=' '
> +set -- $1
> +
> +if [ "$1" = GNU -a "$2" = ld ]; then
> +	shift $(($# - 1))
> +	version=$1
> +	min_version=$bfd_min_version
> +	name=BFD
> +	disp_name="GNU ld"
> +elif [ "$1" = GNU -a "$2" = gold ]; then
> +	echo "gold linker is not supported as it is not capable of linking the kernel proper." >&2
> +	exit 1
> +elif [ "$1" = LLD ]; then
> +	version=$2
> +	min_version=$lld_min_version
> +	name=LLD
> +	disp_name=LLD
> +else
> +	echo "$orig_args: unknown linker" >&2
> +	exit 1
> +fi
> +
> +# Some distributions append a package release number, as in 2.34-4.fc32
> +# Trim the hyphen and any characters that follow.
> +version=${version%-*}
> +
> +cversion=$(get_canonical_version $version)
> +min_cversion=$(get_canonical_version $min_version)
> +
> +if [ "$cversion" -lt "$min_cversion" ]; then
> +	echo >&2 "***"
> +	echo >&2 "*** Linker is too old."
> +	echo >&2 "***   Your $disp_name version:    $version"
> +	echo >&2 "***   Minimum $disp_name version: $min_version"
> +	echo >&2 "***"
> +	exit 1
> +fi
> +
> +echo $name $cversion
> diff --git a/scripts/lld-version.sh b/scripts/lld-version.sh
> deleted file mode 100755
> index d70edb4d8a4f..000000000000
> --- a/scripts/lld-version.sh
> +++ /dev/null
> @@ -1,20 +0,0 @@
> -#!/bin/sh
> -# SPDX-License-Identifier: GPL-2.0
> -#
> -# Usage: $ ./scripts/lld-version.sh ld.lld
> -#
> -# Print the linker version of `ld.lld' in a 5 or 6-digit form
> -# such as `100001' for ld.lld 10.0.1 etc.
> -
> -linker_string="$($* --version)"
> -
> -if ! ( echo $linker_string | grep -q LLD ); then
> -	echo 0
> -	exit 1
> -fi
> -
> -VERSION=$(echo $linker_string | cut -d ' ' -f 2)
> -MAJOR=$(echo $VERSION | cut -d . -f 1)
> -MINOR=$(echo $VERSION | cut -d . -f 2)
> -PATCHLEVEL=$(echo $VERSION | cut -d . -f 3)
> -printf "%d%02d%02d\\n" $MAJOR $MINOR $PATCHLEVEL
> -- 
> 2.27.0
>
Masahiro Yamada Feb. 21, 2021, 5:10 p.m. UTC | #3
On Tue, Feb 16, 2021 at 12:11 PM Masahiro Yamada <masahiroy@kernel.org> wrote:
>
> Unify the two scripts/ld-version.sh and scripts/lld-version.sh, and
> check the minimum linker version like scripts/cc-version.sh did.
>
> I tested this script for some corner cases reported in the past:
>
>  - GNU ld version 2.25-15.fc23
>    as reported by commit 8083013fc320 ("ld-version: Fix it on Fedora")
>
>  - GNU ld (GNU Binutils) 2.20.1.20100303
>    as reported by commit 0d61ed17dd30 ("ld-version: Drop the 4th and
>    5th version components")
>
> This script show an error message if the linker is too old:
>
>   $ make LD=ld.lld-9
>     SYNC    include/config/auto.conf
>   ***
>   *** Linker is too old.
>   ***   Your LLD version:    9.0.1
>   ***   Minimum LLD version: 10.0.1
>   ***
>   scripts/Kconfig.include:50: Sorry, this linker is not supported.
>   make[2]: *** [scripts/kconfig/Makefile:71: syncconfig] Error 1
>   make[1]: *** [Makefile:600: syncconfig] Error 2
>   make: *** [Makefile:708: include/config/auto.conf] Error 2
>
> I also moved the check for gold to this script, so gold is still rejected:
>
>   $ make LD=gold
>     SYNC    include/config/auto.conf
>   gold linker is not supported as it is not capable of linking the kernel proper.
>   scripts/Kconfig.include:50: Sorry, this linker is not supported.
>   make[2]: *** [scripts/kconfig/Makefile:71: syncconfig] Error 1
>   make[1]: *** [Makefile:600: syncconfig] Error 2
>   make: *** [Makefile:708: include/config/auto.conf] Error 2
>
> Thanks to David Laight for suggesting shell script improvements.
>
> Signed-off-by: Masahiro Yamada <masahiroy@kernel.org>
> ---
>

Applied to linux-kbuild.
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Patch

diff --git a/MAINTAINERS b/MAINTAINERS
index df820969be1f..6b82ad6990b7 100644
--- a/MAINTAINERS
+++ b/MAINTAINERS
@@ -4314,7 +4314,6 @@  C:	irc://chat.freenode.net/clangbuiltlinux
 F:	Documentation/kbuild/llvm.rst
 F:	include/linux/compiler-clang.h
 F:	scripts/clang-tools/
-F:	scripts/lld-version.sh
 K:	\b(?i:clang|llvm)\b
 
 CLEANCACHE API
diff --git a/init/Kconfig b/init/Kconfig
index 7bcfa24524c2..42b69ee29dca 100644
--- a/init/Kconfig
+++ b/init/Kconfig
@@ -33,24 +33,29 @@  config GCC_VERSION
 	default $(cc-version) if CC_IS_GCC
 	default 0
 
-config LD_VERSION
-	int
-	default $(shell,$(LD) --version | $(srctree)/scripts/ld-version.sh)
-
 config CC_IS_CLANG
 	def_bool $(success,test "$(cc-name)" = Clang)
 
-config LD_IS_LLD
-	def_bool $(success,$(LD) -v | head -n 1 | grep -q LLD)
-
 config CLANG_VERSION
 	int
 	default $(cc-version) if CC_IS_CLANG
 	default 0
 
+config LD_IS_BFD
+	def_bool $(success,test "$(ld-name)" = BFD)
+
+config LD_VERSION
+	int
+	default $(ld-version) if LD_IS_BFD
+	default 0
+
+config LD_IS_LLD
+	def_bool $(success,test "$(ld-name)" = LLD)
+
 config LLD_VERSION
 	int
-	default $(shell,$(srctree)/scripts/lld-version.sh $(LD))
+	default $(ld-version) if LD_IS_LLD
+	default 0
 
 config CC_CAN_LINK
 	bool
diff --git a/scripts/Kconfig.include b/scripts/Kconfig.include
index 0228cb9c74aa..58fdb5308725 100644
--- a/scripts/Kconfig.include
+++ b/scripts/Kconfig.include
@@ -45,8 +45,11 @@  $(error-if,$(success,test -z "$(cc-info)"),Sorry$(comma) this compiler is not su
 cc-name := $(shell,set -- $(cc-info) && echo $1)
 cc-version := $(shell,set -- $(cc-info) && echo $2)
 
-# Fail if the linker is gold as it's not capable of linking the kernel proper
-$(error-if,$(success, $(LD) -v | grep -q gold), gold linker '$(LD)' not supported)
+# Get the linker name, version, and error out if it is not supported.
+ld-info := $(shell,$(srctree)/scripts/ld-version.sh $(LD))
+$(error-if,$(success,test -z "$(ld-info)"),Sorry$(comma) this linker is not supported.)
+ld-name := $(shell,set -- $(ld-info) && echo $1)
+ld-version := $(shell,set -- $(ld-info) && echo $2)
 
 # machine bit flags
 #  $(m32-flag): -m32 if the compiler supports it, or an empty string otherwise.
diff --git a/scripts/ld-version.sh b/scripts/ld-version.sh
index 0f8a2c0f9502..a463273509b5 100755
--- a/scripts/ld-version.sh
+++ b/scripts/ld-version.sh
@@ -1,11 +1,73 @@ 
-#!/usr/bin/awk -f
+#!/bin/sh
 # SPDX-License-Identifier: GPL-2.0
-# extract linker version number from stdin and turn into single number
-	{
-	gsub(".*\\)", "");
-	gsub(".*version ", "");
-	gsub("-.*", "");
-	split($1,a, ".");
-	print a[1]*10000 + a[2]*100 + a[3];
-	exit
-	}
+#
+# Print the linker name and its version in a 5 or 6-digit form.
+# Also, perform the minimum version check.
+
+set -e
+
+# When you raise the minimum linker version, please update
+# Documentation/process/changes.rst as well.
+bfd_min_version=2.23.0
+lld_min_version=10.0.1
+
+# Convert the version string x.y.z to a canonical 5 or 6-digit form.
+get_canonical_version()
+{
+	IFS=.
+	set -- $1
+
+	# If the 2nd or 3rd field is missing, fill it with a zero.
+	#
+	# The 4th field, if present, is ignored.
+	# This occurs in development snapshots as in 2.35.1.20201116
+	echo $((10000 * $1 + 100 * ${2:-0} + ${3:-0}))
+}
+
+orig_args="$@"
+
+# Get the first line of the --version output.
+IFS='
+'
+set -- $("$@" --version)
+
+# Split the line on spaces.
+IFS=' '
+set -- $1
+
+if [ "$1" = GNU -a "$2" = ld ]; then
+	shift $(($# - 1))
+	version=$1
+	min_version=$bfd_min_version
+	name=BFD
+	disp_name="GNU ld"
+elif [ "$1" = GNU -a "$2" = gold ]; then
+	echo "gold linker is not supported as it is not capable of linking the kernel proper." >&2
+	exit 1
+elif [ "$1" = LLD ]; then
+	version=$2
+	min_version=$lld_min_version
+	name=LLD
+	disp_name=LLD
+else
+	echo "$orig_args: unknown linker" >&2
+	exit 1
+fi
+
+# Some distributions append a package release number, as in 2.34-4.fc32
+# Trim the hyphen and any characters that follow.
+version=${version%-*}
+
+cversion=$(get_canonical_version $version)
+min_cversion=$(get_canonical_version $min_version)
+
+if [ "$cversion" -lt "$min_cversion" ]; then
+	echo >&2 "***"
+	echo >&2 "*** Linker is too old."
+	echo >&2 "***   Your $disp_name version:    $version"
+	echo >&2 "***   Minimum $disp_name version: $min_version"
+	echo >&2 "***"
+	exit 1
+fi
+
+echo $name $cversion
diff --git a/scripts/lld-version.sh b/scripts/lld-version.sh
deleted file mode 100755
index d70edb4d8a4f..000000000000
--- a/scripts/lld-version.sh
+++ /dev/null
@@ -1,20 +0,0 @@ 
-#!/bin/sh
-# SPDX-License-Identifier: GPL-2.0
-#
-# Usage: $ ./scripts/lld-version.sh ld.lld
-#
-# Print the linker version of `ld.lld' in a 5 or 6-digit form
-# such as `100001' for ld.lld 10.0.1 etc.
-
-linker_string="$($* --version)"
-
-if ! ( echo $linker_string | grep -q LLD ); then
-	echo 0
-	exit 1
-fi
-
-VERSION=$(echo $linker_string | cut -d ' ' -f 2)
-MAJOR=$(echo $VERSION | cut -d . -f 1)
-MINOR=$(echo $VERSION | cut -d . -f 2)
-PATCHLEVEL=$(echo $VERSION | cut -d . -f 3)
-printf "%d%02d%02d\\n" $MAJOR $MINOR $PATCHLEVEL