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From: Nigel Croxon <>
Date: Thu, 13 Jul 2017 08:43:16 -0400
Subject: [PATCH 01/25] [PATCH] Disable AVX instruction set on IA32 and x86_64

If gnu-efi is compiled with "-march=native" on a host that supports AVX, both
gcc and clang will use AVX instructions freely which is currently not supported
and will result in a non-functional gnu-efi build (e.g. black screen, hangs).

For now, disable AVX on IA32 and x86_64 by checking first if the compiler does
actually support the appropriate flag (-mno-avx) and use it if possible.

Credit for the compiler command line to check if a flag is supported goes to
Gentoo's awesome flag-o-matic eclass, where it is taken from. Thanks.

Signed-off-by: Matthias Dahl <>
Signed-off-by: Nigel Croxon <>
 Make.defaults | 8 ++++++++
 1 file changed, 8 insertions(+)

diff --git a/Make.defaults b/Make.defaults
index 16f1fd21848..446e676dc14 100755
--- a/Make.defaults
+++ b/Make.defaults
@@ -120,6 +120,14 @@ ifeq ($(ARCH),x86_64)
+ifneq (,$(filter $(ARCH),ia32 x86_64))
+  # Disable AVX, if the compiler supports that.
+  CC_CAN_DISABLE_AVX=$(shell $(CC) -Werror -c -o /dev/null -xc -mno-avx - </dev/null >/dev/null 2>&1 && echo 1)
+  ifeq ($(CC_CAN_DISABLE_AVX), 1)
+    CFLAGS += -mno-avx
+  endif
 ifeq ($(ARCH),mips64el)
   CFLAGS += -march=mips64r2
   ARCH3264 = -mabi=64