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SubjectRe: [PATCH] modpost: Optionally ignore secondary errors seen if a single module build fails
On Mon, Sep 23, 2013 at 03:24:13PM +0930, Rusty Russell wrote:
> Guenter Roeck <linux@roeck-us.net> writes:
> > Commit ea4054a23 (modpost: handle huge numbers of modules) added
> > support for building a large number of modules.
>
> Wow, this is a lot of work for a trivial fix.
>
I agree, but it was important for me to get the problem fixed,
as it affects my automated testing quite seriously. This one
may be overkill, but the other attempts seemed to go nowhere.

> I was happy with any of the approaches, but I'll accept this. I'm not
> even going to bikeshed over the abuse of '-n' :)
>
> Applied,

Thanks a lot!

Guenter

> Rusty.
>
> > Unfortunately, the commit changed the semantics of the makefile: Instead of
> > passing only existing object files to modpost, make now passes all expected
> > object files. If make was started with option -i, this results in a modpost
> > error if a single file failed to build.
> >
> > Example with the current btrfs build falure on m68k:
> >
> > fs/btrfs/btrfs.o: No such file or directory
> > make[1]: [__modpost] Error 1 (ignored)
> >
> > This error is followed by lots of errors such as:
> >
> > m68k-linux-gcc: error: arch/m68k/emu/nfcon.mod.c: No such file or directory
> > m68k-linux-gcc: fatal error: no input files
> > compilation terminated.
> > make[1]: [arch/m68k/emu/nfcon.mod.o] Error 1 (ignored)
> >
> > This doesn't matter much for normal builds, but it is annoying for builds
> > started with "make -i" due to the large number of secondary errors.
> > Those errors unnececessarily clog any error log and make it difficult
> > to find the real errors in the build.
> >
> > Fix the problem by adding a new parameter '-n' to modpost. If this parameter
> > is specified, modpost reports but ignores missing object files.
> >
> > With this patch, error output from above problem is (with make -i):
> >
> > m68k-linux-ld: cannot find fs/btrfs/ioctl.o: No such file or directory
> > make[2]: [fs/btrfs/btrfs.o] Error 1 (ignored)
> > ...
> > fs/btrfs/btrfs.o: No such file or directory (ignored)
> >
> > Cc: Rusty Russell <rusty@rustcorp.com.au>
> > Cc: Michael Marek <mmarek@suse.cz>
> > Signed-off-by: Guenter Roeck <linux@roeck-us.net>
> > ---
> > Yet another attempt to fix this problem. I'll be happy to change the modpost
> > flag to something else if so desired. Note that -i is already taken, though.
> >
> > I also did not change any of the existing object name filtering in
> > Makefile.modpost. This is on purpose; I am concerned about introducing
> > some other problem.
> >
> > scripts/Makefile.modpost | 4 +++-
> > scripts/mod/modpost.c | 13 ++++++++++++-
> > 2 files changed, 15 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
> >
> > diff --git a/scripts/Makefile.modpost b/scripts/Makefile.modpost
> > index 8dcdca2..69f0a14 100644
> > --- a/scripts/Makefile.modpost
> > +++ b/scripts/Makefile.modpost
> > @@ -79,9 +79,11 @@ modpost = scripts/mod/modpost \
> > $(if $(CONFIG_DEBUG_SECTION_MISMATCH),,-S) \
> > $(if $(KBUILD_EXTMOD)$(KBUILD_MODPOST_WARN),-w)
> >
> > +MODPOST_OPT=$(subst -i,-n,$(filter -i,$(MAKEFLAGS)))
> > +
> > # We can go over command line length here, so be careful.
> > quiet_cmd_modpost = MODPOST $(words $(filter-out vmlinux FORCE, $^)) modules
> > - cmd_modpost = $(MODLISTCMD) | sed 's/\.ko$$/.o/' | $(modpost) -s -T -
> > + cmd_modpost = $(MODLISTCMD) | sed 's/\.ko$$/.o/' | $(modpost) $(MODPOST_OPT) -s -T -
> >
> > PHONY += __modpost
> > __modpost: $(modules:.ko=.o) FORCE
> > diff --git a/scripts/mod/modpost.c b/scripts/mod/modpost.c
> > index 8247979..393706b 100644
> > --- a/scripts/mod/modpost.c
> > +++ b/scripts/mod/modpost.c
> > @@ -17,6 +17,7 @@
> > #include <string.h>
> > #include <limits.h>
> > #include <stdbool.h>
> > +#include <errno.h>
> > #include "modpost.h"
> > #include "../../include/generated/autoconf.h"
> > #include "../../include/linux/license.h"
> > @@ -37,6 +38,8 @@ static int warn_unresolved = 0;
> > /* How a symbol is exported */
> > static int sec_mismatch_count = 0;
> > static int sec_mismatch_verbose = 1;
> > +/* ignore missing files */
> > +static int ignore_missing_files;
> >
> > enum export {
> > export_plain, export_unused, export_gpl,
> > @@ -407,6 +410,11 @@ static int parse_elf(struct elf_info *info, const char *filename)
> >
> > hdr = grab_file(filename, &info->size);
> > if (!hdr) {
> > + if (ignore_missing_files) {
> > + fprintf(stderr, "%s: %s (ignored)\n", filename,
> > + strerror(errno));
> > + return 0;
> > + }
> > perror(filename);
> > exit(1);
> > }
> > @@ -2119,7 +2127,7 @@ int main(int argc, char **argv)
> > struct ext_sym_list *extsym_iter;
> > struct ext_sym_list *extsym_start = NULL;
> >
> > - while ((opt = getopt(argc, argv, "i:I:e:msST:o:awM:K:")) != -1) {
> > + while ((opt = getopt(argc, argv, "i:I:e:mnsST:o:awM:K:")) != -1) {
> > switch (opt) {
> > case 'i':
> > kernel_read = optarg;
> > @@ -2139,6 +2147,9 @@ int main(int argc, char **argv)
> > case 'm':
> > modversions = 1;
> > break;
> > + case 'n':
> > + ignore_missing_files = 1;
> > + break;
> > case 'o':
> > dump_write = optarg;
> > break;
> > --
> > 1.7.9.7
>


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