Bug#841500: gcc-6: Unable to compile upstream kernel with previous .config
Control: forcemerge 841438 841500
Sorry to hear you ran into issues with gcc-6.
On Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:40:47 +0200 Eric Valette
> Entering directory '/usr/src/linux-dell'
> GEN ./Makefile
> scripts/kconfig/conf --oldconfig Kconfig
> # configuration written to .config
> /usr/src/linux-4.4/scripts/mod/empty.c:1:0: error: code model kernel does not support PIC mode
This error suggests that your issue is a duplicate of #841419, which is
that the compiler enables PIE by default (which is basically a variant
of PIC). I have merged your bug into #841419 accordingly.
I believe it is possible to compile the kernel with gcc-5. I hope you
will consider that an acceptable workaround for you in the interim while
we solve #841419.