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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH 3/3] scripts: Use -B dtc option to generate dtb build information.
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On 1/17/20 1:20 PM, Frank Rowand wrote:
> On 1/13/20 12:16 PM, Alexandre Torgue wrote:
>> This commit adds a new script to create a string in tmp file with
>> some information (date, linux version, user). This file is then used by
>> dtc with -B option to append dts file with a new property.
>> During kernel boot it will then be possible to printout DTB build
>> information (date, linux version used, user).
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Alexandre Torgue <alexandre.torgue@st.com>
>>
>> diff --git a/scripts/Makefile.lib b/scripts/Makefile.lib
>> index 3fa32f83b2d7..6a98eac1e56d 100644
>> --- a/scripts/Makefile.lib
>> +++ b/scripts/Makefile.lib
>> @@ -235,6 +235,7 @@ quiet_cmd_gzip = GZIP $@
>> # DTC
>> # ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> DTC ?= $(objtree)/scripts/dtc/dtc
>> +DTB_GEN_INFO ?= $(objtree)/scripts/gen_dtb_build_info
>>
>> # Disable noisy checks by default
>> ifeq ($(findstring 1,$(KBUILD_EXTRA_WARN)),)
>> @@ -275,11 +276,13 @@ $(obj)/%.dtb.S: $(obj)/%.dtb FORCE
>>
>> quiet_cmd_dtc = DTC $@
>> cmd_dtc = mkdir -p $(dir ${dtc-tmp}) ; \
>> - $(HOSTCC) -E $(dtc_cpp_flags) -x assembler-with-cpp -o $(dtc-tmp) $< ; \
>> - $(DTC) -O $(2) -o $@ -b 0 \
>> + $(DTB_GEN_INFO) $(@).info ;\
>> + $(HOSTCC) -E $(dtc_cpp_flags) -x assembler-with-cpp -o $(dtc-tmp) $< ; \
>> + $(DTC) -O $(2) -o $@ -b 0 -B $(@).info\
>> $(addprefix -i,$(dir $<) $(DTC_INCLUDE)) $(DTC_FLAGS) \
>> - -d $(depfile).dtc.tmp $(dtc-tmp) ; \
>> - cat $(depfile).pre.tmp $(depfile).dtc.tmp > $(depfile)
>> + -d $(depfile).dtc.tmp $(dtc-tmp) ; \
>> + rm $(@).info ; \
>> + cat $(depfile).pre.tmp $(depfile).dtc.tmp > $(depfile)
>>
>> $(obj)/%.dtb: $(src)/%.dts $(DTC) FORCE
>> $(call if_changed_dep,dtc,dtb)
>> diff --git a/scripts/gen_dtb_build_info b/scripts/gen_dtb_build_info
>> new file mode 100755
>> index 000000000000..30cf7506b9d5
>> --- /dev/null
>> +++ b/scripts/gen_dtb_build_info
>> @@ -0,0 +1,11 @@
>> +#!/bin/sh
>> +# SPDX-License-Identifier: GPL-2.0
>> +
>> +DTB_TARGET=$@
>> +COMPILE_BY=$(whoami | sed 's/\\/\\\\/')
>> +
>> +touch $DTB_TARGET
>> +
>> +{
>> + echo From Linux $KERNELRELEASE by $COMPILE_BY the $(date).

A nit, the trailing period is not needed. Not a big deal one way
or the other.


>> +} > $DTB_TARGET
>>
>
> This specific set of information does not seem to me to be sufficient
> to be of much use. In my previous attempt to capture build time
> information into the DTB I included more information that this,
> which I felt provided more of the information that would be valuable
> to a developer (or testing person) in a development environment,
> test environment, or on an end user system. The exact set of
> information is easy to bike shed over, but one could explain what
> information might be useful and why (I did not provide that explanation
> in my patch series, but in retrospect should have).

On reflection, this information is sufficient. My concern was that a
unique version number was not provided. But the unique version number
_is_ provided by the date, which is hh:mm:ss, so sufficient if the
dtb is not compiled more often than once per second. So good enough
for the debugging environment.

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