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From: "Thomas Weißschuh" <linux@weissschuh.net>
To: Masahiro Yamada <masahiroy@kernel.org>,
	Nathan Chancellor <nathan@kernel.org>,
	Nick Desaulniers <ndesaulniers@google.com>,
	Nicolas Schier <nicolas@fjasle.eu>, Willy Tarreau <w@1wt.eu>,
	Shuah Khan <shuah@kernel.org>
Cc: linux-kbuild@vger.kernel.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-kselftest@vger.kernel.org,
	"Thomas Weißschuh" <linux@weissschuh.net>
Subject: [PATCH RFC 2/3] selftests/nolibc: don't embed initramfs into kernel image
Date: Sat, 16 Sep 2023 09:13:28 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20230916-nolibc-initramfs-v1-2-4416ecedca6d@weissschuh.net> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20230916-nolibc-initramfs-v1-0-4416ecedca6d@weissschuh.net>

When the initramfs is embedded into the kernel each rebuild of it will
trigger a full kernel relink and all the expensive postprocessing steps.

Currently nolibc-test and therefore the initramfs are always rebuild,
even without source changes, leading to lots of slow kernel relinks.

Instead of linking the initramfs into the kernel assemble it manually
and pass it explicitly to qemu.
This avoids all of the kernel relinks.

Signed-off-by: Thomas Weißschuh <linux@weissschuh.net>
---
 tools/testing/selftests/nolibc/Makefile | 47 +++++++++++++++++----------------
 1 file changed, 24 insertions(+), 23 deletions(-)

diff --git a/tools/testing/selftests/nolibc/Makefile b/tools/testing/selftests/nolibc/Makefile
index 689658f81a19..c62efc62a060 100644
--- a/tools/testing/selftests/nolibc/Makefile
+++ b/tools/testing/selftests/nolibc/Makefile
@@ -131,18 +131,18 @@ REPORT  ?= awk '/\[OK\][\r]*$$/{p++} /\[FAIL\][\r]*$$/{if (!f) printf("\n"); f++
 
 help:
 	@echo "Supported targets under selftests/nolibc:"
-	@echo "  all          call the \"run\" target below"
-	@echo "  help         this help"
-	@echo "  sysroot      create the nolibc sysroot here (uses \$$ARCH)"
-	@echo "  nolibc-test  build the executable (uses \$$CC and \$$CROSS_COMPILE)"
-	@echo "  libc-test    build an executable using the compiler's default libc instead"
-	@echo "  run-user     runs the executable under QEMU (uses \$$XARCH, \$$TEST)"
-	@echo "  initramfs    prepare the initramfs with nolibc-test"
-	@echo "  defconfig    create a fresh new default config (uses \$$XARCH)"
-	@echo "  kernel       (re)build the kernel with the initramfs (uses \$$XARCH)"
-	@echo "  run          runs the kernel in QEMU after building it (uses \$$XARCH, \$$TEST)"
-	@echo "  rerun        runs a previously prebuilt kernel in QEMU (uses \$$XARCH, \$$TEST)"
-	@echo "  clean        clean the sysroot, initramfs, build and output files"
+	@echo "  all             call the \"run\" target below"
+	@echo "  help            this help"
+	@echo "  sysroot         create the nolibc sysroot here (uses \$$ARCH)"
+	@echo "  nolibc-test     build the executable (uses \$$CC and \$$CROSS_COMPILE)"
+	@echo "  libc-test       build an executable using the compiler's default libc instead"
+	@echo "  run-user        runs the executable under QEMU (uses \$$XARCH, \$$TEST)"
+	@echo "  initramfs.cpio  prepare the initramfs with nolibc-test"
+	@echo "  defconfig       create a fresh new default config (uses \$$XARCH)"
+	@echo "  kernel          (re)build the kernel with the initramfs (uses \$$XARCH)"
+	@echo "  run             runs the kernel in QEMU after building it (uses \$$XARCH, \$$TEST)"
+	@echo "  rerun           runs a previously prebuilt kernel in QEMU (uses \$$XARCH, \$$TEST)"
+	@echo "  clean           clean the sysroot, initramfs, build and output files"
 	@echo ""
 	@echo "The output file is \"run.out\". Test ranges may be passed using \$$TEST."
 	@echo ""
@@ -195,25 +195,26 @@ run-user: nolibc-test
 	$(Q)qemu-$(QEMU_ARCH) ./nolibc-test > "$(CURDIR)/run.out" || :
 	$(Q)$(REPORT) $(CURDIR)/run.out
 
-initramfs: nolibc-test
-	$(QUIET_MKDIR)mkdir -p initramfs
-	$(call QUIET_INSTALL, initramfs/init)
-	$(Q)cp nolibc-test initramfs/init
+$(srctree)/usr/gen_init_cpio:
+	$(Q)$(MAKE) -C $(srctree) usr_gen_init_cpio
+
+initramfs.cpio: $(srctree)/usr/gen_init_cpio nolibc-test
+	$(QUIET_GEN)echo 'file /init nolibc-test 755 0 0' | $(srctree)/usr/gen_init_cpio - > initramfs.cpio
 
 defconfig:
 	$(Q)$(MAKE) -C $(srctree) ARCH=$(ARCH) CC=$(CC) CROSS_COMPILE=$(CROSS_COMPILE) mrproper $(DEFCONFIG) prepare
 
-kernel: initramfs
-	$(Q)$(MAKE) -C $(srctree) ARCH=$(ARCH) CC=$(CC) CROSS_COMPILE=$(CROSS_COMPILE) $(IMAGE_NAME) CONFIG_INITRAMFS_SOURCE=$(CURDIR)/initramfs
+kernel:
+	$(Q)$(MAKE) -C $(srctree) ARCH=$(ARCH) CC=$(CC) CROSS_COMPILE=$(CROSS_COMPILE) $(IMAGE_NAME)
 
 # run the tests after building the kernel
-run: kernel
-	$(Q)qemu-system-$(QEMU_ARCH) -display none -no-reboot -kernel "$(srctree)/$(IMAGE)" -serial stdio $(QEMU_ARGS) > "$(CURDIR)/run.out"
+run: kernel initramfs.cpio
+	qemu-system-$(QEMU_ARCH) -display none -no-reboot -kernel "$(srctree)/$(IMAGE)" -initrd initramfs.cpio -serial stdio $(QEMU_ARGS) > "$(CURDIR)/run.out"
 	$(Q)$(REPORT) $(CURDIR)/run.out
 
 # re-run the tests from an existing kernel
 rerun:
-	$(Q)qemu-system-$(QEMU_ARCH) -display none -no-reboot -kernel "$(srctree)/$(IMAGE)" -serial stdio $(QEMU_ARGS) > "$(CURDIR)/run.out"
+	$(Q)qemu-system-$(QEMU_ARCH) -display none -no-reboot -kernel "$(srctree)/$(IMAGE)" -initrd initramfs.cpio -serial stdio $(QEMU_ARGS) > "$(CURDIR)/run.out"
 	$(Q)$(REPORT) $(CURDIR)/run.out
 
 # report with existing test log
@@ -227,8 +228,8 @@ clean:
 	$(Q)rm -f nolibc-test
 	$(call QUIET_CLEAN, libc-test)
 	$(Q)rm -f libc-test
-	$(call QUIET_CLEAN, initramfs)
-	$(Q)rm -rf initramfs
+	$(call QUIET_CLEAN, initramfs.cpio)
+	$(Q)rm -rf initramfs.cpio
 	$(call QUIET_CLEAN, run.out)
 	$(Q)rm -rf run.out
 

-- 
2.42.0


  parent reply	other threads:[~2023-09-16  7:14 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2023-09-16  7:13 [PATCH RFC 0/3] selftests/nolibc: avoid spurious kernel relinks Thomas Weißschuh
2023-09-16  7:13 ` [PATCH RFC 1/3] kbuild: add toplevel target for usr/gen_init_cpio Thomas Weißschuh
2023-09-16 15:54   ` Masahiro Yamada
2023-09-16  7:13 ` Thomas Weißschuh [this message]
2023-09-16  7:13 ` [PATCH RFC 3/3] selftests/nolibc: drop target "rerun" Thomas Weißschuh
2023-09-17  3:22 ` [PATCH RFC 0/3] selftests/nolibc: avoid spurious kernel relinks Willy Tarreau
2023-09-17 14:44   ` Thomas Weißschuh

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