[v2,1/6] kbuild: record needed exported symbols for modules
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Message ID 1455080908-22272-2-git-send-email-nicolas.pitre@linaro.org
State New
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Nicolas Pitre Feb. 10, 2016, 5:08 a.m. UTC
Kernel modules are partially linked object files with some undefined
symbols that are expected to be matched with EXPORT_SYMBOL() entries
from elsewhere.

Each .tmp_versions/*.mod file currently contains two line of text
separated by a newline character. The first line has the actual module
file name while the second line has a list of object files constituting
that module. Those files are parsed by modpost (scripts/mod/sumversion.c),
scripts/Makefile.modpost, scripts/Makefile.modsign, etc.  Only the
modpost utility cares about the second line while the others retrieve
only the first line.

Therefore we can add a third line to record the list of undefined symbols
aka required EXPORT_SYMBOL() entries for each module into that file
without breaking anything. Like for the second line, symbols are separated
by a blank and the list is terminated with a newline character.

To avoid needless build overhead, the undefined symbols extraction is
performed only when CONFIG_TRIM_UNUSED_KSYMS is selected.

Signed-off-by: Nicolas Pitre <nico@linaro.org>
Acked-by: Rusty Russell <rusty@rustcorp.com.au>
 scripts/Makefile.build | 13 +++++++++++--
 1 file changed, 11 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

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diff --git a/scripts/Makefile.build b/scripts/Makefile.build
index 2c47f9c305..f4b4320e0d 100644
--- a/scripts/Makefile.build
+++ b/scripts/Makefile.build
@@ -253,6 +253,13 @@  define rule_cc_o_c
 	mv -f $(dot-target).tmp $(dot-target).cmd
+# List module undefined symbols (or empty line if not enabled)
+cmd_undef_syms = $(NM) $@ | sed -n 's/^ \+U //p' | xargs echo
+cmd_undef_syms = echo
 # Built-in and composite module parts
 $(obj)/%.o: $(src)/%.c $(recordmcount_source) FORCE
 	$(call cmd,force_checksrc)
@@ -263,7 +270,8 @@  $(obj)/%.o: $(src)/%.c $(recordmcount_source) FORCE
 $(single-used-m): $(obj)/%.o: $(src)/%.c $(recordmcount_source) FORCE
 	$(call cmd,force_checksrc)
 	$(call if_changed_rule,cc_o_c)
-	@{ echo $(@:.o=.ko); echo $@; } > $(MODVERDIR)/$(@F:.o=.mod)
+	@{ echo $(@:.o=.ko); echo $@; \
+	   $(cmd_undef_syms); } > $(MODVERDIR)/$(@F:.o=.mod)
 quiet_cmd_cc_lst_c = MKLST   $@
       cmd_cc_lst_c = $(CC) $(c_flags) -g -c -o $*.o $< && \
@@ -393,7 +401,8 @@  $(call multi_depend, $(multi-used-y), .o, -objs -y)
 $(multi-used-m): FORCE
 	$(call if_changed,link_multi-m)
-	@{ echo $(@:.o=.ko); echo $(link_multi_deps); } > $(MODVERDIR)/$(@F:.o=.mod)
+	@{ echo $(@:.o=.ko); echo $(link_multi_deps); \
+	   $(cmd_undef_syms); } > $(MODVERDIR)/$(@F:.o=.mod)
 $(call multi_depend, $(multi-used-m), .o, -objs -y -m)
 targets += $(multi-used-y) $(multi-used-m)