[07/22] kbuild: lto: merge module sections
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Message ID 20200624203200.78870-8-samitolvanen@google.com
State New
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  • add support for Clang LTO
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Sami Tolvanen June 24, 2020, 8:31 p.m. UTC
LLD always splits sections with LTO, which increases module sizes. This
change adds a linker script that merges the split sections in the final
module and discards the .eh_frame section that LLD may generate.

Suggested-by: Nick Desaulniers <ndesaulniers@google.com>
Signed-off-by: Sami Tolvanen <samitolvanen@google.com>
---
 Makefile               |  2 ++
 scripts/module-lto.lds | 26 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 2 files changed, 28 insertions(+)
 create mode 100644 scripts/module-lto.lds

Comments

Nick Desaulniers June 24, 2020, 9:01 p.m. UTC | #1
On Wed, Jun 24, 2020 at 1:33 PM Sami Tolvanen <samitolvanen@google.com> wrote:
>
> LLD always splits sections with LTO, which increases module sizes. This
> change adds a linker script that merges the split sections in the final
> module and discards the .eh_frame section that LLD may generate.

For discarding .eh_frame, Kees is currently fighting with a series
that I would really like to see land that enables warnings on orphan
section placement.  I don't see any new flags to inhibit .eh_frame
generation, or discard it in the linker script, so I'd expect it to be
treated as an orphan section and kept.  Was that missed, or should
that be removed from the commit message?

>
> Suggested-by: Nick Desaulniers <ndesaulniers@google.com>
> Signed-off-by: Sami Tolvanen <samitolvanen@google.com>
> ---
>  Makefile               |  2 ++
>  scripts/module-lto.lds | 26 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>  2 files changed, 28 insertions(+)
>  create mode 100644 scripts/module-lto.lds
>
> diff --git a/Makefile b/Makefile
> index ee66513a5b66..9ffec5fe1737 100644
> --- a/Makefile
> +++ b/Makefile
> @@ -898,6 +898,8 @@ CC_FLAGS_LTO_CLANG += -fvisibility=default
>  # Limit inlining across translation units to reduce binary size
>  LD_FLAGS_LTO_CLANG := -mllvm -import-instr-limit=5
>  KBUILD_LDFLAGS += $(LD_FLAGS_LTO_CLANG)
> +
> +KBUILD_LDS_MODULE += $(srctree)/scripts/module-lto.lds
>  endif
>
>  ifdef CONFIG_LTO
> diff --git a/scripts/module-lto.lds b/scripts/module-lto.lds
> new file mode 100644
> index 000000000000..65884c652bf2
> --- /dev/null
> +++ b/scripts/module-lto.lds
> @@ -0,0 +1,26 @@
> +/* SPDX-License-Identifier: GPL-2.0 */
> +/*
> + * With CONFIG_LTO_CLANG, LLD always enables -fdata-sections and
> + * -ffunction-sections, which increases the size of the final module.
> + * Merge the split sections in the final binary.
> + */
> +SECTIONS {
> +       __patchable_function_entries : { *(__patchable_function_entries) }
> +
> +       .bss : {
> +               *(.bss .bss.[0-9a-zA-Z_]*)
> +               *(.bss..L* .bss..compoundliteral*)
> +       }
> +
> +       .data : {
> +               *(.data .data.[0-9a-zA-Z_]*)
> +               *(.data..L* .data..compoundliteral*)
> +       }
> +
> +       .rodata : {
> +               *(.rodata .rodata.[0-9a-zA-Z_]*)
> +               *(.rodata..L* .rodata..compoundliteral*)
> +       }
> +
> +       .text : { *(.text .text.[0-9a-zA-Z_]*) }
> +}
> --
> 2.27.0.212.ge8ba1cc988-goog
>
Sami Tolvanen June 24, 2020, 9:31 p.m. UTC | #2
On Wed, Jun 24, 2020 at 02:01:59PM -0700, 'Nick Desaulniers' via Clang Built Linux wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 24, 2020 at 1:33 PM Sami Tolvanen <samitolvanen@google.com> wrote:
> >
> > LLD always splits sections with LTO, which increases module sizes. This
> > change adds a linker script that merges the split sections in the final
> > module and discards the .eh_frame section that LLD may generate.
> 
> For discarding .eh_frame, Kees is currently fighting with a series
> that I would really like to see land that enables warnings on orphan
> section placement.  I don't see any new flags to inhibit .eh_frame
> generation, or discard it in the linker script, so I'd expect it to be
> treated as an orphan section and kept.  Was that missed, or should
> that be removed from the commit message?

It should be removed from the commit message, thanks for pointing it
out.

Sami

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diff --git a/Makefile b/Makefile
index ee66513a5b66..9ffec5fe1737 100644
--- a/Makefile
+++ b/Makefile
@@ -898,6 +898,8 @@  CC_FLAGS_LTO_CLANG += -fvisibility=default
 # Limit inlining across translation units to reduce binary size
 LD_FLAGS_LTO_CLANG := -mllvm -import-instr-limit=5
 KBUILD_LDFLAGS += $(LD_FLAGS_LTO_CLANG)
+
+KBUILD_LDS_MODULE += $(srctree)/scripts/module-lto.lds
 endif
 
 ifdef CONFIG_LTO
diff --git a/scripts/module-lto.lds b/scripts/module-lto.lds
new file mode 100644
index 000000000000..65884c652bf2
--- /dev/null
+++ b/scripts/module-lto.lds
@@ -0,0 +1,26 @@ 
+/* SPDX-License-Identifier: GPL-2.0 */
+/*
+ * With CONFIG_LTO_CLANG, LLD always enables -fdata-sections and
+ * -ffunction-sections, which increases the size of the final module.
+ * Merge the split sections in the final binary.
+ */
+SECTIONS {
+	__patchable_function_entries : { *(__patchable_function_entries) }
+
+	.bss : {
+		*(.bss .bss.[0-9a-zA-Z_]*)
+		*(.bss..L* .bss..compoundliteral*)
+	}
+
+	.data : {
+		*(.data .data.[0-9a-zA-Z_]*)
+		*(.data..L* .data..compoundliteral*)
+	}
+
+	.rodata : {
+		*(.rodata .rodata.[0-9a-zA-Z_]*)
+		*(.rodata..L* .rodata..compoundliteral*)
+	}
+
+	.text : { *(.text .text.[0-9a-zA-Z_]*) }
+}