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* [PATCH] bpfilter: allow to build bpfilter_umh as a module without static library
@ 2020-07-01  9:26 Masahiro Yamada
  2020-07-01 12:57 ` Michal Kubecek
  2020-07-01 17:46 ` Alexei Starovoitov
  0 siblings, 2 replies; 5+ messages in thread
From: Masahiro Yamada @ 2020-07-01  9:26 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Alexei Starovoitov, netdev, bpf
  Cc: linux-kbuild, Michal Kubecek, linux-kernel, Masahiro Yamada,
	Andrii Nakryiko, Daniel Borkmann, David S. Miller,
	Jakub Kicinski, John Fastabend, KP Singh, Martin KaFai Lau,
	Sam Ravnborg, Song Liu, Valdis Kl ē tnieks, Yonghong Song

Originally, bpfilter_umh was linked with -static only when
CONFIG_BPFILTER_UMH=y.

Commit 8a2cc0505cc4 ("bpfilter: use 'userprogs' syntax to build
bpfilter_umh") silently, accidentally dropped the CONFIG_BPFILTER_UMH=y
test in the Makefile. Revive it in order to link it dynamically when
CONFIG_BPFILTER_UMH=m.

Since commit b1183b6dca3e ("bpfilter: check if $(CC) can link static
libc in Kconfig"), the compiler must be capable of static linking to
enable CONFIG_BPFILTER_UMH, but it requires more than needed.

To loosen the compiler requirement, I changed the dependency as follows:

    depends on CC_CAN_LINK
    depends on m || CC_CAN_LINK_STATIC

If CONFIG_CC_CAN_LINK_STATIC in unset, CONFIG_BPFILTER_UMH is restricted
to 'm' or 'n'.

In theory, CONFIG_CC_CAN_LINK is not required for CONFIG_BPFILTER_UMH=y,
but I did not come up with a good way to describe it.

Fixes: 8a2cc0505cc4 ("bpfilter: use 'userprogs' syntax to build bpfilter_umh")
Reported-by: Michal Kubecek <mkubecek@suse.cz>
Signed-off-by: Masahiro Yamada <masahiroy@kernel.org>
---

 net/bpfilter/Kconfig  | 10 ++++++----
 net/bpfilter/Makefile |  2 ++
 2 files changed, 8 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

diff --git a/net/bpfilter/Kconfig b/net/bpfilter/Kconfig
index 84015ef3ee27..73d0b12789f1 100644
--- a/net/bpfilter/Kconfig
+++ b/net/bpfilter/Kconfig
@@ -9,12 +9,14 @@ menuconfig BPFILTER
 if BPFILTER
 config BPFILTER_UMH
 	tristate "bpfilter kernel module with user mode helper"
-	depends on CC_CAN_LINK_STATIC
+	depends on CC_CAN_LINK
+	depends on m || CC_CAN_LINK_STATIC
 	default m
 	help
 	  This builds bpfilter kernel module with embedded user mode helper
 
-	  Note: your toolchain must support building static binaries, since
-	  rootfs isn't mounted at the time when __init functions are called
-	  and do_execv won't be able to find the elf interpreter.
+	  Note: To compile this as built-in, your toolchain must support
+	  building static binaries, since rootfs isn't mounted at the time
+	  when __init functions are called and do_execv won't be able to find
+	  the elf interpreter.
 endif
diff --git a/net/bpfilter/Makefile b/net/bpfilter/Makefile
index f23b53294fba..cdac82b8c53a 100644
--- a/net/bpfilter/Makefile
+++ b/net/bpfilter/Makefile
@@ -7,10 +7,12 @@ userprogs := bpfilter_umh
 bpfilter_umh-objs := main.o
 userccflags += -I $(srctree)/tools/include/ -I $(srctree)/tools/include/uapi
 
+ifeq ($(CONFIG_BPFILTER_UMH), y)
 # builtin bpfilter_umh should be linked with -static
 # since rootfs isn't mounted at the time of __init
 # function is called and do_execv won't find elf interpreter
 userldflags += -static
+endif
 
 $(obj)/bpfilter_umh_blob.o: $(obj)/bpfilter_umh
 
-- 
2.25.1


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