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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/4] init/Kconfig: add config support for detecting linker
On Fri, Feb 8, 2019 at 2:42 PM Nathan Chancellor
<natechancellor@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> On Thu, Feb 07, 2019 at 07:57:20PM -0500, Mathieu Desnoyers wrote:
> >
> > ----- ndesaulniers@google.com wrote:
> > > Similar to how we differentiate between CONFIG_CC_IS_GCC and
> > > CONFIG_CC_IS_CLANG, add CONFIG_LD_IS_BFD, CONFIG_LD_IS_GOLD, and
> > > CONFIG_LD_IS_LLD.
> > >
> > > This simiplifies patches to Makefiles that need to do different things
> > > for different linkers.
> >
>
> Hi Mathieu,
>
> > What guarantees that the linker used for e.g. make defconfig is the same linker used for make ?
> >
> > Is it required with this patch ?
> >
>
> The build system ensures that the compiler (and after this patch, the
> linker) config values are correct before compiling (and prompting the
> user for the new choices that are available to them in that case).
>
> For example:
>
> $ make ARCH=arm64 CC=clang CROSS_COMPILE=aarch64-linux-gnu- defconfig
> ...
>
> $ rg "CONFIG_CC_IS|CONFIG_LD_IS" .config
> 10:CONFIG_CC_IS_CLANG=y
> 12:CONFIG_LD_IS_BFD=y
>
> $ make ARCH=arm64 CROSS_COMPILE=aarch64-linux-gnu- LD=ld.lld
> scripts/kconfig/conf --syncconfig Kconfig
> *
> * Restart config...
> *
> *
> * General architecture-dependent options
> *
> Kprobes (KPROBES) [N/y/?] n
> Optimize very unlikely/likely branches (JUMP_LABEL) [N/y/?] (NEW)
> Stack Protector buffer overflow detection (STACKPROTECTOR) [Y/n/?] y
> Strong Stack Protector (STACKPROTECTOR_STRONG) [Y/n/?] y
> Use a virtually-mapped stack (VMAP_STACK) [Y/n/?] y
> Perform full reference count validation at the expense of speed (REFCOUNT_FULL) [Y/?] y
> *
> * GCC plugins
> *
> GCC plugins (GCC_PLUGINS) [N/y/?] (NEW)
> ...
>
> $ rg "CONFIG_CC_IS|CONFIG_LD_IS" .config
> 9:CONFIG_CC_IS_GCC=y
> 13:CONFIG_LD_IS_LLD=y
>
> > How does it work in a cross compile environment ?
> >
>
> Since $(LD) is defined based on $(CROSS_COMPILE), it should work fine.
> I tested it with both arm64 and x86_64 and CONFIG_LD_IS_BFD gets
> set by default and I can see CONFIG_LD_IS_GOLD get set with both
> LD=aarch64-linux-gnu-ld.gold and LD=ld.gold.
>
> If I misunderstood the questions or my explanation wasn't correct,
> please let me know!




With this patch,

include/config/auto.conf.cmd will include the following:

ifneq "$(LD)" "ld"
include/config/auto.conf: FORCE
endif


When $(LD) is changed, Kconfig will be re-run.






--
Best Regards
Masahiro Yamada

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