git: kernel: Fix loading of gold-linked modules

John Marino marino at
Mon Sep 21 17:13:07 PDT 2015

commit d9d18ebc0ddd2b317ff8e4548b0b310941169f18
Author: John Marino <draco at>
Date:   Tue Sep 22 02:03:26 2015 +0200

    kernel: Fix loading of gold-linked modules
    Kernel modules linked by gold differed from those modules linked by ld.bfd in that
    the .note.GNU-stack section on ld.bfd were set as size "1" whereas on gold this section
    was size "0".  The object loading code was not set handle sizes less than 1, causing
    module loading failure.
    The fix of ensuring the smallest alignment to be zero by checking for -1 is required
    over FreeBSD's technique of continuing if the section size is zero because an internal
    check causes a "lost progbits" panic when FreeBSD's method is used.
    This adjustment should enable a fully functional world and kernel to be built by gold
    linker using in make.conf.  Before this, only the world worked;
    the kernel could not be booted.
    Approved by: dillon

Summary of changes:
 sys/kern/link_elf_obj.c | 4 ++++
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+)

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