clang-lto for v5.12-rc1 (part2)

- Generate __mcount_loc in objtool (Peter Zijlstra)
- Support running objtool against vmlinux.o (Sami Tolvanen)
- Clang LTO enablement for x86 (Sami Tolvanen)
kbuild: lto: force rebuilds when switching CONFIG_LTO

When doing non-clean builds and switching between CONFIG_LTO=n and
CONFIG_LTO=y, the build system (correctly) didn't notice that assembly
and LTO-excluded C object files were rewritten in place by objtool (to
add the .orc_unwind* sections), since their build command lines were the
same between CONFIG_LTO=y and CONFIG_LTO=n. The objtool step would fail:

vmlinux.o: warning: objtool: file already has .orc_unwind section, skipping
make: *** [Makefile:1194: vmlinux] Error 255

Avoid this by making sure the build will see a difference between an LTO
and non-LTO build (by including "-fno-lto" in KBUILD_*FLAGS). This will
get ignored when CC_FLAGS_LTO is present, and will not be included at
all when CONFIG_LTO=n.

Signed-off-by: Sami Tolvanen <>
Signed-off-by: Kees Cook <>
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