arm64: fix alignment padding in assembly code

An interesting effect of using the generic version of linkage.h
is that the padding is defined in terms of x86 NOPs, which can have
even more interesting effects when the assembly code looks like this:

	mov	x0, xzr
	// fall through
	mov	x0, #1

Admittedly, the code is not very nice. But having code from another
architecture doesn't look completely sane either.

The fix is to add arm64's version of linkage.h, which causes the insertion
of proper AArch64 NOPs.

Signed-off-by: Marc Zyngier <>
Signed-off-by: Catalin Marinas <>
diff --git a/arch/arm64/include/asm/Kbuild b/arch/arm64/include/asm/Kbuild
index fe77e51..a581a22 100644
--- a/arch/arm64/include/asm/Kbuild
+++ b/arch/arm64/include/asm/Kbuild
@@ -18,7 +18,6 @@
 generic-y += irq_regs.h
 generic-y += kdebug.h
 generic-y += kmap_types.h
-generic-y += linkage.h
 generic-y += local.h
 generic-y += local64.h
 generic-y += mman.h
diff --git a/arch/arm64/include/asm/linkage.h b/arch/arm64/include/asm/linkage.h
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..636c1bc
--- /dev/null
+++ b/arch/arm64/include/asm/linkage.h
@@ -0,0 +1,7 @@
+#ifndef __ASM_LINKAGE_H
+#define __ASM_LINKAGE_H
+#define __ALIGN		.align 4
+#define __ALIGN_STR	".align 4"