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SubjectRe: why scripts/link-vmlinux.sh has a final build of init/
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On 02/12/2018 10:48 PM, Masahiro Yamada wrote:
> 2018-02-12 13:22 GMT+09:00 Cao jin <caoj.fnst@cn.fujitsu.com>:
>> Hi Masahiro-san,
>>
>> As I remember, init/ is already built during recursive make, and I did
>> a clean build(make mrproper, make localmodconfig) with all plugins
>> included on x86_64 with following patch, the kernel can boot without any
>> obvious problem. So, I don't figure out why we need this final build?
>>
>>
>> diff --git a/scripts/link-vmlinux.sh b/scripts/link-vmlinux.sh
>> index e6818b8e7141..086b2efd4d53 100755
>> --- a/scripts/link-vmlinux.sh
>> +++ b/scripts/link-vmlinux.sh
>> @@ -247,9 +247,6 @@ else
>> expr 0$(cat .old_version) + 1 >.version;
>> fi;
>>
>> -# final build of init/
>> -${MAKE} -f "${srctree}/scripts/Makefile.build" obj=init
>> GCC_PLUGINS_CFLAGS="${GCC_PLUGINS_CFLAGS}"
>> -
>> archive_builtin
>>
>> #link vmlinux.o
>>
>
>
> link-vmlinux.sh increments '.version'
> so it must descend into init/
> to update include/generated/compile.h
> and re-compile init/version.o
>
> We do not increment '.version'
> at the first descend into init/
> because we never know whether the kernel
> is updated or not before the final link stage.
>

Oh, I wasn't aware of this process, now understood. Thanks Masahiro-san.

BTW, I still have 2 questions.

1. In final build, why need

   GCC_PLUGINS_CFLAGS="${GCC_PLUGINS_CFLAGS}"

Doesn't GCC_PLUGINS_CFLAGS already exist in the environment?

I also tested the Randomizing Structure Layout plugin with this patch,
the plugin seems works in my test.

2. scripts/link-vmlinux.sh seems just handle only one argument: clean.
So why shouldn't it be:

diff --git a/Makefile b/Makefile
index ccd981892ef2..21d93b545381 100644
--- a/Makefile
+++ b/Makefile
@@ -998,7 +998,7 @@ ARCH_POSTLINK := $(wildcard
$(srctree)/arch/$(SRCARCH)/Makefile.postlink)

# Final link of vmlinux with optional arch pass after final link
cmd_link-vmlinux = \
- $(CONFIG_SHELL) $< $(LD) $(LDFLAGS) $(LDFLAGS_vmlinux) ; \
+ $(CONFIG_SHELL) $<; \
$(if $(ARCH_POSTLINK), $(MAKE) -f $(ARCH_POSTLINK) $@, true)

vmlinux: scripts/link-vmlinux.sh vmlinux_prereq $(vmlinux-deps) FORCE
--
Sincerely,
Cao jin


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