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Remove $(cc-option,-gdwarf-4) dependency from CONFIG_DEBUG_INFO_DWARF4

Message ID 20201201032748.486928-1-masahiroy@kernel.org (mailing list archive)
State New
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Series Remove $(cc-option,-gdwarf-4) dependency from CONFIG_DEBUG_INFO_DWARF4 | expand

Commit Message

Masahiro Yamada Dec. 1, 2020, 3:27 a.m. UTC
The -gdwarf-4 flag is supported by GCC 4.5+, and also by Clang.

You can see it at https://godbolt.org/z/6ed1oW

  For gcc 4.5.3 pane,    line 37:    .value 0x4
  For clang 10.0.1 pane, line 117:   .short 4

Given Documentation/process/changes.rst stating GCC 4.9 is the minimal
version, this cc-option is unneeded.

Note
----

CONFIG_DEBUG_INFO_DWARF4 controls the DWARF version only for C files.

As you can see in the top Makefile, -gdwarf-4 is only passed to CFLAGS.

  ifdef CONFIG_DEBUG_INFO_DWARF4
  DEBUG_CFLAGS    += -gdwarf-4
  endif

This flag is used when compiling *.c files.

On the other hand, the assembler is always given -gdwarf-2.

  KBUILD_AFLAGS   += -Wa,-gdwarf-2

Hence, the debug info that comes from *.S files is always DWARF v2.
This is simply because GAS supported only -gdwarf-2 for a long time.

Recently, GAS gained the support for --dwarf-[3|4|5] options. [1]
And, also we have Clang integrated assembler. So, the debug info
for *.S files might be improved if we want.

In my understanding, the current code is intentional, not a bug.

[1] https://sourceware.org/git/?p=binutils-gdb.git;a=commit;h=31bf18645d98b4d3d7357353be840e320649a67d

Signed-off-by: Masahiro Yamada <masahiroy@kernel.org>
---

 lib/Kconfig.debug | 1 -
 1 file changed, 1 deletion(-)

Comments

Masahiro Yamada Dec. 1, 2020, 3:41 a.m. UTC | #1
On Tue, Dec 1, 2020 at 12:29 PM Masahiro Yamada <masahiroy@kernel.org> wrote:
>
> The -gdwarf-4 flag is supported by GCC 4.5+, and also by Clang.
>
> You can see it at https://godbolt.org/z/6ed1oW
>
>   For gcc 4.5.3 pane,    line 37:    .value 0x4
>   For clang 10.0.1 pane, line 117:   .short 4
>
> Given Documentation/process/changes.rst stating GCC 4.9 is the minimal
> version, this cc-option is unneeded.
>
> Note
> ----
>
> CONFIG_DEBUG_INFO_DWARF4 controls the DWARF version only for C files.
>
> As you can see in the top Makefile, -gdwarf-4 is only passed to CFLAGS.
>
>   ifdef CONFIG_DEBUG_INFO_DWARF4
>   DEBUG_CFLAGS    += -gdwarf-4
>   endif
>
> This flag is used when compiling *.c files.
>
> On the other hand, the assembler is always given -gdwarf-2.
>
>   KBUILD_AFLAGS   += -Wa,-gdwarf-2
>
> Hence, the debug info that comes from *.S files is always DWARF v2.
> This is simply because GAS supported only -gdwarf-2 for a long time.
>
> Recently, GAS gained the support for --dwarf-[3|4|5] options. [1]
> And, also we have Clang integrated assembler. So, the debug info
> for *.S files might be improved if we want.
>
> In my understanding, the current code is intentional, not a bug.
>
> [1] https://sourceware.org/git/?p=binutils-gdb.git;a=commit;h=31bf18645d98b4d3d7357353be840e320649a67d
>
> Signed-off-by: Masahiro Yamada <masahiroy@kernel.org>
> ---
>
>  lib/Kconfig.debug | 1 -
>  1 file changed, 1 deletion(-)
>
> diff --git a/lib/Kconfig.debug b/lib/Kconfig.debug
> index cb8ef4fd0d02..7f80c25497a1 100644
> --- a/lib/Kconfig.debug
> +++ b/lib/Kconfig.debug
> @@ -258,7 +258,6 @@ config DEBUG_INFO_SPLIT
>
>  config DEBUG_INFO_DWARF4
>         bool "Generate dwarf4 debuginfo"
> -       depends on $(cc-option,-gdwarf-4)
>         help
>           Generate dwarf4 debug info. This requires recent versions
>           of gcc and gdb. It makes the debug information larger.
> --
> 2.27.


Maybe, this can be squashed into Nick's patch.
Nick Desaulniers Dec. 2, 2020, 11:12 p.m. UTC | #2
On Mon, Nov 30, 2020 at 7:42 PM Masahiro Yamada <masahiroy@kernel.org> wrote:
>
> On Tue, Dec 1, 2020 at 12:29 PM Masahiro Yamada <masahiroy@kernel.org> wrote:
> >
> > The -gdwarf-4 flag is supported by GCC 4.5+, and also by Clang.
> >
> > You can see it at https://godbolt.org/z/6ed1oW

(this link misses -gdwarf-4 for clang, but I think that's ok)

> >
> >   For gcc 4.5.3 pane,    line 37:    .value 0x4
> >   For clang 10.0.1 pane, line 117:   .short 4
> >
> > Given Documentation/process/changes.rst stating GCC 4.9 is the minimal
> > version, this cc-option is unneeded.
> >
> > Note
> > ----
> >
> > CONFIG_DEBUG_INFO_DWARF4 controls the DWARF version only for C files.
> >
> > As you can see in the top Makefile, -gdwarf-4 is only passed to CFLAGS.
> >
> >   ifdef CONFIG_DEBUG_INFO_DWARF4
> >   DEBUG_CFLAGS    += -gdwarf-4
> >   endif
> >
> > This flag is used when compiling *.c files.
> >
> > On the other hand, the assembler is always given -gdwarf-2.
> >
> >   KBUILD_AFLAGS   += -Wa,-gdwarf-2
> >
> > Hence, the debug info that comes from *.S files is always DWARF v2.
> > This is simply because GAS supported only -gdwarf-2 for a long time.
> >
> > Recently, GAS gained the support for --dwarf-[3|4|5] options. [1]
> > And, also we have Clang integrated assembler. So, the debug info
> > for *.S files might be improved if we want.
> >
> > In my understanding, the current code is intentional, not a bug.
> >
> > [1] https://sourceware.org/git/?p=binutils-gdb.git;a=commit;h=31bf18645d98b4d3d7357353be840e320649a67d
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Masahiro Yamada <masahiroy@kernel.org>
> > ---
> >
> >  lib/Kconfig.debug | 1 -
> >  1 file changed, 1 deletion(-)
> >
> > diff --git a/lib/Kconfig.debug b/lib/Kconfig.debug
> > index cb8ef4fd0d02..7f80c25497a1 100644
> > --- a/lib/Kconfig.debug
> > +++ b/lib/Kconfig.debug
> > @@ -258,7 +258,6 @@ config DEBUG_INFO_SPLIT
> >
> >  config DEBUG_INFO_DWARF4
> >         bool "Generate dwarf4 debuginfo"
> > -       depends on $(cc-option,-gdwarf-4)
> >         help
> >           Generate dwarf4 debug info. This requires recent versions
> >           of gcc and gdb. It makes the debug information larger.
> > --
> > 2.27.
>
>
> Maybe, this can be squashed into Nick's patch.

I have no preference.

Reviewed-by: Nick Desaulniers <ndesaulniers@google.com>

(I'll reroll this into my DWARFv5 series either way, but when/how you
merge this doesn't matter to me)
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diff --git a/lib/Kconfig.debug b/lib/Kconfig.debug
index cb8ef4fd0d02..7f80c25497a1 100644
--- a/lib/Kconfig.debug
+++ b/lib/Kconfig.debug
@@ -258,7 +258,6 @@  config DEBUG_INFO_SPLIT
 
 config DEBUG_INFO_DWARF4
 	bool "Generate dwarf4 debuginfo"
-	depends on $(cc-option,-gdwarf-4)
 	help
 	  Generate dwarf4 debug info. This requires recent versions
 	  of gcc and gdb. It makes the debug information larger.