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[v7,05/17] kbuild: lto: merge module sections

Message ID 20201118220731.925424-6-samitolvanen@google.com (mailing list archive)
State Superseded
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Series Add support for Clang LTO | expand

Commit Message

Sami Tolvanen Nov. 18, 2020, 10:07 p.m. UTC
LLD always splits sections with LTO, which increases module sizes. This
change adds linker script rules to merge the split sections in the final
module.

Suggested-by: Nick Desaulniers <ndesaulniers@google.com>
Signed-off-by: Sami Tolvanen <samitolvanen@google.com>
Reviewed-by: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>
---
 scripts/module.lds.S | 24 ++++++++++++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 24 insertions(+)
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diff --git a/scripts/module.lds.S b/scripts/module.lds.S
index 69b9b71a6a47..18d5b8423635 100644
--- a/scripts/module.lds.S
+++ b/scripts/module.lds.S
@@ -23,6 +23,30 @@  SECTIONS {
 	.init_array		0 : ALIGN(8) { *(SORT(.init_array.*)) *(.init_array) }
 
 	__jump_table		0 : ALIGN(8) { KEEP(*(__jump_table)) }
+
+	__patchable_function_entries : { *(__patchable_function_entries) }
+
+	/*
+	 * With CONFIG_LTO_CLANG, LLD always enables -fdata-sections and
+	 * -ffunction-sections, which increases the size of the final module.
+	 * Merge the split sections in the final binary.
+	 */
+	.bss : {
+		*(.bss .bss.[0-9a-zA-Z_]*)
+		*(.bss..L*)
+	}
+
+	.data : {
+		*(.data .data.[0-9a-zA-Z_]*)
+		*(.data..L*)
+	}
+
+	.rodata : {
+		*(.rodata .rodata.[0-9a-zA-Z_]*)
+		*(.rodata..L*)
+	}
+
+	.text : { *(.text .text.[0-9a-zA-Z_]*) }
 }
 
 /* bring in arch-specific sections */