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SubjectRe: [PATCH] kbuild: Handle builtin dtb files containing hyphens
On Wed, Mar 07, 2018 at 12:11:41PM -0800, Frank Rowand wrote:
> I initially misread the patch description (and imagined an entirely
> different problem).
> On 03/07/18 06:06, James Hogan wrote:
> > On dtb files which contain hyphens, the dt_S_dtb command to build the> dtb.S files (which allow DTB files to be built into the kernel) results> in errors like the following:> > bcm3368-netgear-cvg834g.dtb.S: Assembler messages:> bcm3368-netgear-cvg834g.dtb.S:5: Error: : no such section> bcm3368-netgear-cvg834g.dtb.S:5: Error: junk at end of line, first unrecognized character is `-'> bcm3368-netgear-cvg834g.dtb.S:6: Error: unrecognized opcode `__dtb_bcm3368-netgear-cvg834g_begin:'> bcm3368-netgear-cvg834g.dtb.S:8: Error: unrecognized opcode `__dtb_bcm3368-netgear-cvg834g_end:'> bcm3368-netgear-cvg834g.dtb.S:9: Error: : no such section> bcm3368-netgear-cvg834g.dtb.S:9: Error: junk at end of line, first unrecognized character is `-'
> Please replace the following section:
> > This is due to the hyphen being used in symbol names. Replace all
> > hyphens
> > with underscores in the dt_S_dtb command to avoid this problem.
> >
> > Quite a lot of dts files have hyphens, but its only a problem on MIPS
> > where such files can be built into the kernel. For example when
> > CONFIG_DT_NETGEAR_CVG834G=y, or on BMIPS kernels when the dtbs target is
> > used (in the latter case it admitedly shouldn't really build all the
> > dtb.o files, but thats a separate issue).
> with:
> cmd_dt_S_dtb constructs the assembly source to incorporate a devicetree
> FDT (that is, the .dtb file) as binary data in the kernel image.
> This assembly source contains labels before and after the binary data.
> The label names incorporate the file name of the corresponding .dtb
> file. Hyphens are not legal characters in labels, so transform all
> hyphens from the file name to underscores when constructing the labels.

Thanks, that is clearer.

I'll keep the paragraph about MIPS and the example configuration though,
as I think its important information to reproduce the problem, and to
justify why it wouldn't be appropriate to just rename the files (which
was my first reaction).

> Reviewed-by: Frank Rowand <>

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