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SubjectRe: [PATCH] x86/purgatory: strip debug info
On Thu, Jul 30, 2020 at 1:27 AM Pingfan Liu <kernelfans@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> It is useless to keep debug info in purgatory. And discarding them saves
> about 200K space.
>
> Original:
> 259080 kexec-purgatory.o
> Stripped:
> 29152 kexec-purgatory.o
>
> Signed-off-by: Pingfan Liu <kernelfans@gmail.com>
> Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
> Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@redhat.com>
> Cc: Borislav Petkov <bp@alien8.de>
> Cc: "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@zytor.com>
> Cc: Hans de Goede <hdegoede@redhat.com>
> Cc: Nick Desaulniers <ndesaulniers@google.com>
> Cc: Arvind Sankar <nivedita@alum.mit.edu>
> Cc: Steve Wahl <steve.wahl@hpe.com>
> Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
> To: x86@kernel.org

I don't see any code in
arch/x86/purgatory/
arch/x86/include/asm/purgatory.h
include/linux/purgatory.h
include/uapi/linux/kexec.h
kernel/kexec*
include/linux/kexec.h
include/linux/crash_dump.h
kernel/crash_dump.c
arch/x86/kernel/crash*
https://github.com/horms/kexec-tools/tree/master/kexec/arch/x86_64
that mentions any kind of debug info section. I'm not sure what you'd
do with the debug info anyway for this binary. So I suspect this
information should ok to discard.

This works, but it might be faster to build to not generate the
compile info in the first place via compile flag `-g0`, which could be
added `ifdef CONFIG_DEBUG_INFO` or even just unconditionally. That
way we're not doing additional work to generate debug info, then
additional work to throw it away.

> ---
> arch/x86/purgatory/Makefile | 2 +-
> 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
>
> diff --git a/arch/x86/purgatory/Makefile b/arch/x86/purgatory/Makefile
> index 088bd76..4340ae6 100644
> --- a/arch/x86/purgatory/Makefile
> +++ b/arch/x86/purgatory/Makefile
> @@ -16,7 +16,7 @@ CFLAGS_sha256.o := -D__DISABLE_EXPORTS
>
> # When linking purgatory.ro with -r unresolved symbols are not checked,
> # also link a purgatory.chk binary without -r to check for unresolved symbols.
> -PURGATORY_LDFLAGS := -e purgatory_start -nostdlib -z nodefaultlib
> +PURGATORY_LDFLAGS := -e purgatory_start -nostdlib -z nodefaultlib -S
> LDFLAGS_purgatory.ro := -r $(PURGATORY_LDFLAGS)
> LDFLAGS_purgatory.chk := $(PURGATORY_LDFLAGS)
> targets += purgatory.ro purgatory.chk
> --
> 2.7.5
>


--
Thanks,
~Nick Desaulniers

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