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linker: kobject-text.ld: avoid backwards location counter

when kobject text area is greater than CONFIG_KOBJECT_TEXT_AREA,
there will be location counter backwards, change it to assert to
prompt configuring CONFIG_KOBJECT_TEXT_AREA larger.

Fixes: #16307.

Signed-off-by: Wentong Wu <>
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wentongwu authored and nashif committed May 22, 2019
1 parent fccb2e1 commit cd92af1cab47ea34f52f5c3c005e8389ace7b374
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  1. +19 −1 include/linker/kobject-text.ld
@@ -11,6 +11,7 @@
_kobject_text_area_start = .;
_kobject_text_area_end = .;
_kobject_text_area_used = _kobject_text_area_end - _kobject_text_area_start;
#ifndef LINKER_PASS2
PROVIDE(z_object_gperf_find = .);
@@ -20,6 +21,23 @@
PROVIDE(z_object_wordlist_foreach = .);
. += CONFIG_KOBJECT_TEXT_AREA - (_kobject_text_area_end - _kobject_text_area_start);

/* In a valid build the MAX function will always evaluate to the
second argument below, but to give the user a good error message
when the area overflows we need to temporarily corrupt the
location counter, and then detect the overflow with an assertion
later on. */

. = MAX(., _kobject_text_area_start + CONFIG_KOBJECT_TEXT_AREA);

CONFIG_KOBJECT_TEXT_AREA >= _kobject_text_area_used,
"The configuration system has incorrectly set
CONFIG_KOBJECT_TEXT_AREA, which is not big enough. You must
through Kconfig either disable 'CONFIG_USERSPACE', or set
'CONFIG_KOBJECT_TEXT_AREA' to a value larger than

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