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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH 1/5] Add generation of Module.symb in streamline_config
2016-08-20 15:59 GMT+02:00 Cristina-Gabriela Moraru
<cristina.moraru09@gmail.com>:
>
>
> 2016-08-18 20:22 GMT+02:00 Luis R. Rodriguez <mcgrof@kernel.org>:
>>
>> On Wed, Aug 17, 2016 at 09:26:59PM +0200, Cristina Moraru wrote:
>> > Add generation of ./scripts/Module.ksymb file containing
>> > associations of driver file names and corresponding CONFIG_*
>> > symbol:
>> >
>> > foo_KCONF=CONFIG_FOO
>> >
>> > This file will be further loaded by the Makefile as a
>> > configuration file: all foo_KCONF will be considered variables
>> > and all CONFIG_FOO will be their associate values.
>>
>> Will the file generated always work? What are the current
>> restrictions on kconfig variable names?
>>
>
> The file generated will always work. It's loaded with makefile's "include"
> directive which is quite straightforward.
>
> If you're referring to CONFIG_* variables, I can't find any restriction
> regarding size or anything else.
> If you're referring to the newly created makefile variable foo_KCONF I only
> found this in the documentation:
> "A variable name may be any sequence of characters not containing ‘:’, ‘#’,
> ‘=’, or whitespace."
> "It is traditional to use upper case letters in variable names, but we
> recommend using lower case letters for variable names that serve internal
> purposes in the makefile, and reserving upper case for parameters that
> control implicit rules or for parameters that the user should override with
> command options"
>
> Since the module name is lowercase I put the suffix uppercase in order to be
> more visible.
>
>>
>> > The suffix
>> > is added to be able to differentiate the new variables from
>> > all existing variables in the Makefile system. Each kernel
>> > module will receive its CONFIG_FOO option as macro in the
>> > compilation command (-D parameter) and will expose it along
>> > with other module attributes (attributes of struct module).
>>
>> This is done later so this description does not belong here.
>> You want to describe what this patch does alone, if it has
>> potential for the future just mention basics, and that will will
>> be done later.
>>
>> > Note: this patch is built on the assumption that each driver
>> > has exactly one associate CONFIG_FOO symbol.
>>
>> This should note be a note, it should be an important aspect of
>> your changes -- you should try to describe when a direct mapping
>> is possible and when it is not.
>>
>> > CONFIG_* options
>> > that are required by CONFIG_FOO are not included. They can be
>> > found by SAT resolvers.
>>
>> You can leave this out.
>>
>> > This patch is part of a research project within
>> > Google Summer of Code of porting 'make localmodconfig'
>> > for backported drivers. The goal is to enable each
>> > module to expose in /sys its corresponding CONFIG_* option.
>> > The value of this attribute will be dynamically pegged by
>> > modpost without requiring extra work from the driver developers.
>> > Further, this information will be used by a hardware interogation
>> > tool to extract build information about the existing devices.
>>
>> You can leave this out.
>>
>> >
>> > Signed-off-by: Cristina Moraru <cristina.moraru09@gmail.com>
>> > ---
>> > scripts/kconfig/streamline_config.pl | 30
>> > +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-
>> > 1 file changed, 29 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
>> >
>> > diff --git a/scripts/kconfig/streamline_config.pl
>> > b/scripts/kconfig/streamline_config.pl
>> > index b8c7b29..686d02a 100755
>> > --- a/scripts/kconfig/streamline_config.pl
>> > +++ b/scripts/kconfig/streamline_config.pl
>> > @@ -128,9 +128,11 @@ my @config_file = read_config;
>> > # Parse options
>> > my $localmodconfig = 0;
>> > my $localyesconfig = 0;
>> > +my $genmoduleksymb = 0;
>> >
>> > GetOptions("localmodconfig" => \$localmodconfig,
>> > - "localyesconfig" => \$localyesconfig);
>> > + "localyesconfig" => \$localyesconfig,
>> > + "genmoduleksymb" => \$genmoduleksymb);
>> >
>> > # Get the build source and top level Kconfig file (passed in)
>> > my $ksource = ($ARGV[0] ? $ARGV[0] : '.');
>> > @@ -147,6 +149,7 @@ my %objects;
>> > my $var;
>> > my $iflevel = 0;
>> > my @ifdeps;
>> > +my @drv_objs;
>> >
>> > # prevent recursion
>> > my %read_kconfigs;
>> > @@ -348,6 +351,31 @@ foreach my $makefile (@makefiles) {
>> > close($infile);
>> > }
>> >
>> > +foreach my $obj_key ( keys %objects )
>> > +{
>> > + my @config_options = @{$objects{$obj_key}};
>> > + # Last index of array is 0 is equivalent to array's size is 1
>> > + if ( $#config_options == 0) {
>> > + push(@drv_objs, $obj_key);
>> > + }
>> > +}
>> > +
>> > +sub gen_module_kconfigs {
>> > + my $module_ksymb = $ENV{'srctree'}."/scripts/Module.ksymb";
>> > +
>> > + open(my $ksymbfile, '>', $module_ksymb) || die "Can not open
>> > $module_ksymb for writing";
>> > +
>> > + foreach (@drv_objs) {
>> > + print $ksymbfile "$_" . "_KCONF=" . "@{$objects{$_}}\n";
>> > + }
>> > + close($ksymbfile);
>> > +}
>> > +
>> > +if ($genmoduleksymb) {
>> > + gen_module_kconfigs();
>> > + exit(0);
>> > +}
>> > +
>> > my %modules;
>> > my $linfile;
>>
>> This is nice for experimentation, however as you note we want
>> to evaluate a better way to do this. While at it, can you describe
>> what algorithm currently is used by scripts/kconfig/streamline_config.pl
>> to collect %objects and the associated CONFIG symbol ? Can you think
>> of possible flaws to it ?
>>
>
> Shortly, all makefiles are parsed searching for patterns such as:
>
> obj-$(CONFIG_FOO) := obj-foo1.o obj-foo2.o ... etc.
>
> Each obj-foo is added in the hashmap as key with the value
> array(CONFIG_FOO).
> If obj-foo already exists in the hashmap CONFIG_FOO is appended to the array
> value.
>
> I noted that there are situations where an object obj-foo has as associates
> more identical CONFIG_FOOs.
> Since I select only the names which have exaclty one CONFIG_* associated
> this is a bit confusing. I am missing one category of drivers which can be
> found:
>
> driver-foo ---- CONFIG_FOO CONFIG_FOO
>
> For example: nfit CONFIG_ACPI_NFIT CONFIG_ACPI_NFIT -- this actually results
> in a module in /sys which does not have a content into kconfig_ksymb
> although it has exactly one match.
>
> Another thing I can think of is that sometimes we find lines such as:
>
> foo-name-$(CONFIG_FOO) = obj-foo1.o obj-foo2.o obj-foo3.o
>
> This can be a clue that the final kernel module is named foo-name and could
> solve some ambiguous cases.
> This are just a few situations I can think of to be kept in mind for the
> next Module.ksymb generator
>
>>
>> The generation here is also forced, we want to enable this to be optional
>> so please consider adding a Kconfig entry for this as a feature, just as
>> the module versioning stuff has one.
>
>
> OK
>>
>>
>> Luis
>
>

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Cristina

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