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From: Rusty Russell <rusty@rustcorp.com.au>
To: Alan Jenkins <alan-jenkins@tuffmail.co.uk>
Cc: Sam Ravnborg <sam@ravnborg.org>,
	Mike Frysinger <vapier.adi@gmail.com>,
	greg@kroah.com, linux-kbuild@vger.kernel.org,
	carmelo73@gmail.com, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 05/10] kbuild: sort the list of symbols exported by the kernel (__ksymtab)
Date: Mon, 9 Nov 2009 13:47:57 +1030	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <200911091347.57286.rusty@rustcorp.com.au> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <4AF2E00A.3010107@tuffmail.co.uk>

On Fri, 6 Nov 2009 12:54:10 am Alan Jenkins wrote:
> Sam Ravnborg wrote:
> > On Wed, Nov 04, 2009 at 10:00:50AM +0000, Alan Jenkins wrote:
> >   
> >> Rusty Russell wrote:
> >>     
> >>> On Tue, 3 Nov 2009 08:36:17 pm Alan Jenkins wrote:
> >>>   
> >>>       
> >>>> +/*
> >>>> + * We use CPP macros since they are more familiar than assembly macros.
> >>>> + * Note that CPP macros eat newlines, so each statement must be terminated
> >>>> + * by a semicolon.
> >>>> + */
> >>>> +
> >>>> +#ifdef CONFIG_HAVE_SYMBOL_PREFIX
> >>>> +#define __SYM(sym) _##sym
> >>>> +#else
> >>>> +#define __SYM(sym) sym
> >>>> +#endif
> >>>>     
> >>>>         
> >>> Ideally, you would used MODULE_SYMBOL_PREFIX here, but of course it's a
> >>> string.  I don't think Kconfig can do arbitrary identifiers, so we can't
> >>> make CONFIG_SYMBOL_PREFIX empty or _.
> >>>
> >>> Perhaps clarify it to a bool CONFIG_HAVE_MODULE_UNDERSCORE_PREFIX then,
> >>> since that's what you're assuming here?
> >>>
> >>> Thanks,
> >>> Rusty.
> >>>       
> >> I made the same assumption in patch 4.  The arch defines  
> >> CONFIG_HAVE_SYMBOL_PREFIX, which then causes init/Kconfig to define  
> >> CONFIG_SYMBOL_PREFIX="_".
> >>
> >> Mike suggested that I hack kbuild instead, to do something like
> >>
> >> unquote = ...
> >> AFLAGS_.tmp_export-asm.o += -DSYMBOL_PREFIX=$(unquote CONFIG_SYMBOL_PREFIX)
> >>
> >> I'm experimenting with the idea, but I haven't managed to get it working  
> >>     
> >
> > Something like this:
> > unquote = $(patsubst "%",%,$($1))
> >
> > AFLAGS_.tmp_export-asm.o += -DSYMBOL_PREFIX=$(call unquote,CONFIG_SYMBOL_PREFIX)
> >
> > But the readability is low so we could be better off doing it direct:
> >
> > AFLAGS_.tmp_export-asm.o += -DSYMBOL_PREFIX=$(patsubst "%",",$(CONFIG_SYMBOL_PREFIX))
> >
> > 	Sam
> >   
> 
> Thanks to both of you, I have something that works now. 

I've taken this, but really, it's overkill.  Changing the config to a fixed
"underscore or nothing" was simpler and demonstrably sufficient for all cases
in the last 5 years.

Thanks,
Rusty.

  parent reply	other threads:[~2009-11-09  3:17 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 57+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2009-11-02 16:52 Fast LKM symbol resolution Alan Jenkins
2009-11-03  3:55 ` Greg KH
2009-11-03 10:06 ` [PATCH 0/10] module: Speed up symbol resolution during module loading (using binary search) Alan Jenkins
2009-11-03 15:58   ` Greg KH
2009-11-05 12:17     ` Rusty Russell
2009-11-03 10:06 ` [PATCH 01/10] ARM: use unified discard definition in linker script Alan Jenkins
2009-11-03 10:06 ` [PATCH 02/10] ARM: unexport symbols used to implement floating point emulation Alan Jenkins
2009-11-03 10:06 ` [PATCH 03/10] module: extract __EXPORT_SYMBOL from module.h into mod_export.h Alan Jenkins
2009-11-03 10:06 ` [PATCH 04/10] module: make MODULE_SYMBOL_PREFIX into a CONFIG option Alan Jenkins
2009-11-03 10:19   ` Mike Frysinger
2009-11-03 10:19     ` Mike Frysinger
2009-11-03 12:16     ` Alan Jenkins
2009-11-03 12:30       ` Mike Frysinger
2009-11-03 12:30         ` Mike Frysinger
2009-11-03 13:29         ` Paul Mundt
2009-11-03 13:39           ` Mike Frysinger
2009-11-03 13:39             ` Mike Frysinger
2009-11-03 13:46             ` Paul Mundt
2009-11-03 13:58               ` Mike Frysinger
2009-11-03 13:58                 ` Mike Frysinger
2009-11-03 14:07                 ` Paul Mundt
2009-11-03 10:06 ` [PATCH 05/10] kbuild: sort the list of symbols exported by the kernel (__ksymtab) Alan Jenkins
2009-11-04  8:19   ` Rusty Russell
2009-11-04 10:00     ` Alan Jenkins
2009-11-04 11:12       ` Mike Frysinger
2009-11-04 11:12         ` Mike Frysinger
2009-11-04 17:19       ` Sam Ravnborg
2009-11-05 14:24         ` Alan Jenkins
2009-11-05 16:17           ` Mike Frysinger
2009-11-05 16:17             ` Mike Frysinger
2009-11-09  3:17           ` Rusty Russell [this message]
2009-11-20 22:20             ` Tony Luck
2009-11-20 22:20               ` Tony Luck
2009-11-21  0:02               ` Alan Jenkins
2009-11-23 19:53                 ` Alex Chiang
2009-11-23 22:44                   ` Alan Jenkins
2009-11-24  0:57                   ` Rusty Russell
2009-11-24  5:39                     ` James Bottomley
2009-11-24  9:28                       ` Alan Jenkins
2009-11-24 22:43                         ` James Bottomley
2009-11-25  9:15                           ` Alan Jenkins
2009-11-25 15:08                             ` James Bottomley
2009-11-25 17:01                               ` Alan Jenkins
2009-11-27 11:03                               ` Rusty Russell
2009-11-26  0:40   ` Andrew Morton
2009-11-26 17:14     ` Alan Jenkins
2009-11-03 10:06 ` [PATCH 06/10] module: refactor symbol tables and try to reduce code size of each_symbol() Alan Jenkins
2009-11-04  8:28   ` Rusty Russell
2009-11-04  9:45     ` Alan Jenkins
2009-11-03 10:06 ` [PATCH 07/10] lib: Add generic binary search function to the kernel Alan Jenkins
2009-11-03 10:06 ` [PATCH 08/10] lib: bsearch - remove redundant special case for arrays of size 0 Alan Jenkins
2009-11-03 10:06 ` [PATCH 09/10] module: speed up find_symbol() using binary search on the builtin symbol tables Alan Jenkins
2009-11-04  8:31   ` Rusty Russell
2009-11-03 10:06 ` [PATCH 10/10] module: fix is_exported() to return true for all types of exports Alan Jenkins
2009-11-04  8:32   ` Rusty Russell
2009-11-06  5:37 ` Fast LKM symbol resolution Carmelo Amoroso
2009-11-07 20:59 [PATCH 0/10] module: Speed up symbol resolution during module loading (using binary search) Alan Jenkins
2009-11-07 21:03 ` [PATCH 05/10] kbuild: sort the list of symbols exported by the kernel (__ksymtab) Alan Jenkins

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