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From: Javier Martinez Canillas <>
Date: Sat, 12 May 2018 11:29:07 +0200
Subject: [PATCH] Don't attempt to export the start and _start symbols for

Commit 318ee04aadc ("make better backtraces") reworked the backtrace logic
but the changes lead to the following build error on the grub-emu platform:

grub_emu_lite-symlist.o:(.data+0xf08): undefined reference to `start'
collect2: error: ld returned 1 exit status
make[3]: *** [Makefile:25959: grub-emu-lite] Error 1
make[3]: *** Waiting for unfinished jobs....
cat kernel_syms.input | grep -v '^#' | sed -n \
  -e '/EXPORT_FUNC *([a-zA-Z0-9_]*)/{s/.*EXPORT_FUNC *(\([a-zA-Z0-9_]*\)).*/defined kernel '""'\1/;p;}' \
  -e '/EXPORT_VAR *([a-zA-Z0-9_]*)/{s/.*EXPORT_VAR *(\([a-zA-Z0-9_]*\)).*/defined kernel '""'\1/;p;}' \
  | sort -u >kernel_syms.lst

The problem is that start and _start symbols are exported unconditionally,
but these aren't defined for grub-emu since is an emultaed platform so it
doesn't have a startup logic. Don't attempt to export those for grub-emu.

Signed-off-by: Javier Martinez Canillas <>
 include/grub/kernel.h | 2 ++
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+)

diff --git a/include/grub/kernel.h b/include/grub/kernel.h
index ae69218af20..9548d552aad 100644
--- a/include/grub/kernel.h
+++ b/include/grub/kernel.h
@@ -108,8 +108,10 @@ grub_addr_t grub_modules_get_end (void);
+#if !defined(GRUB_MACHINE_EMU)
 void EXPORT_FUNC(start) (void);
 void EXPORT_FUNC(_start) (void);
 /* The start point of the C code.  */
 void grub_main (void) __attribute__ ((noreturn));