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From: Masahiro Yamada <masahiroy@kernel.org>
To: Mark Brown <broonie@kernel.org>
Cc: Michal Marek <michal.lkml@markovi.net>,
	Linux Kbuild mailing list <linux-kbuild@vger.kernel.org>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] kbuild: modpost: Explicitly warn about unprototyped symbols
Date: Sat, 5 Jun 2021 23:19:44 +0900	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAK7LNAR6bXXk9-ZzZYpTqzFqdYbQsZHmiWspu27rtsFxvfRuVA@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20210604153611.52209-1-broonie@kernel.org>

On Sat, Jun 5, 2021 at 12:36 AM Mark Brown <broonie@kernel.org> wrote:
>
> One common cause of modpost version generation failures is is a failure to

double "is"

> prototype exported assembly functions - the tooling requires this for
> exported functions even if they are not and should not be called from C
> code in order to do the version mangling for symbols. Unfortunately the
> error message is currently rather abstruse, simply saying that "version
> generation failed" and even diving into the code doesn't directly show
> what's going on since there's several steps between the problem and it
> being observed.
>
> Provide an explicit hint as to the likely cause of a version generation
> failure to help anyone who runs into this in future more readily diagnose
> and fix the problem.
>
> Signed-off-by: Mark Brown <broonie@kernel.org>
> ---
>  scripts/mod/modpost.c | 2 ++
>  1 file changed, 2 insertions(+)
>
> diff --git a/scripts/mod/modpost.c b/scripts/mod/modpost.c
> index 3e623ccc020b..78553f95c250 100644
> --- a/scripts/mod/modpost.c
> +++ b/scripts/mod/modpost.c
> @@ -662,6 +662,8 @@ static void handle_modversion(const struct module *mod,
>         if (sym->st_shndx == SHN_UNDEF) {
>                 warn("EXPORT symbol \"%s\" [%s%s] version generation failed, symbol will not be versioned.\n",
>                      symname, mod->name, mod->is_vmlinux ? "" : ".ko");
> +               warn("Is \"%s\" prototyped in asm/asm-prototypes.h?\n",
> +                    symname);

May I ask for small changes?


Could you enclose the header with angle bralets, like this
<asm/asm-protytypes.h>  ?


These two sentences are related, so could you merge them
into a single warn() call, like this ?

warn("EXPORT symbol \"%s\" [%s%s] version ...\n",
         "Is \"%s\" prototyped in <asm/asm-prototypes.h>?\n",
          symname, mod->name, mod->is_vmlinux ? "" : ".ko", modname);



>                 return;
>         }

>
> --
> 2.20.1
>


--
Best Regards
Masahiro Yamada

      reply	other threads:[~2021-06-05 14:20 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 2+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-06-04 15:36 Mark Brown
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