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Subject[PATCH v4 16/29] kbuild: lto: remove duplicate dependencies from .mod files
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With LTO, llvm-nm prints out symbols for each archive member
separately, which results in a lot of duplicate dependencies in the
.mod file when CONFIG_TRIM_UNUSED_SYMS is enabled. When a module
consists of several compilation units, the output can exceed the
default xargs command size limit and split the dependency list to
multiple lines, which results in used symbols getting trimmed.

This change removes duplicate dependencies, which will reduce the
probability of this happening and makes .mod files smaller and
easier to read.

Signed-off-by: Sami Tolvanen <samitolvanen@google.com>
Reviewed-by: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>
---
scripts/Makefile.build | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/scripts/Makefile.build b/scripts/Makefile.build
index ab0ddf4884fd..96d6c9e18901 100644
--- a/scripts/Makefile.build
+++ b/scripts/Makefile.build
@@ -266,7 +266,7 @@ endef

# List module undefined symbols (or empty line if not enabled)
ifdef CONFIG_TRIM_UNUSED_KSYMS
-cmd_undef_syms = $(NM) $< | sed -n 's/^ *U //p' | xargs echo
+cmd_undef_syms = $(NM) $< | sed -n 's/^ *U //p' | sort -u | xargs echo
else
cmd_undef_syms = echo
endif
--
2.28.0.709.gb0816b6eb0-goog
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