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From: Masahiro Yamada <yamada.masahiro@socionext.com>
To: Joe Lawrence <joe.lawrence@redhat.com>
Cc: Miroslav Benes <mbenes@suse.cz>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	live-patching@vger.kernel.org,
	Linux Kbuild mailing list <linux-kbuild@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v4 06/10] modpost: Add modinfo flag to livepatch modules
Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2019 12:50:47 +0900
Message-ID: <CAK7LNAR-1qXUhZ=cKUK2WEg5WeinXgFf1B2rq-=Oke4CUucp_g@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <163ad1fb-ccbf-0a3e-d795-2bb748a0e88f@redhat.com>

Hi Joe,

On Sat, Aug 17, 2019 at 4:01 AM Joe Lawrence <joe.lawrence@redhat.com> wrote:
>
> On 8/16/19 8:43 AM, Joe Lawrence wrote:
> > On 8/16/19 4:19 AM, Miroslav Benes wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >>> I cleaned up the build system, and pushed it based on my
> >>> kbuild tree.
> >>>
> >>> Please see:
> >>>
> >>> git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/masahiroy/linux-kbuild.git
> >>> klp-cleanup
> >>
> >> This indeed looks much simpler and cleaner (as far as I can judge with my
> >> limited kbuild knowledge). We just need to remove MODULE_INFO(livepatch,
> >> "Y") from lib/livepatch/test_klp_convert_mod_a.c to make it compile and
> >> work (test_klp_convert_mod_a is not a livepatch module, it is just a dummy
> >> module which is then livepatched by lib/livepatch/test_klp_convert1.c).
> >>
> >
> > Yeah, Masahiro this is great, thanks for reworking this!
> >
> > I did tweak one module like Miroslav mentioned and I think a few of the
> > newly generated files need to be cleaned up as part of "make clean", but
> > all said, this is a nice improvement.
> >
>
> Well actually, now I see this comment in the top-level Makefile:
>
> # Cleaning is done on three levels.
>
> # make clean     Delete most generated files
>
> #                Leave enough to build external modules
>
> # make mrproper  Delete the current configuration, and all generated
> files
> # make distclean Remove editor backup files, patch leftover files and
> the like
>
> I didn't realize that we're supposed to be able to still build external
> modules after "make clean".  If that's the case, then one might want to
> build an external klp-module after doing that.

Yes. 'make clean' must keep all the build artifacts
needed for building external modules.


> With that in mind, shouldn't Symbols.list to persist until mrproper?
> And I think modules-livepatch could go away during clean, what do you think?
>
> -- Joe


Symbols.list should be kept by the time mrproper is run.
So, please add it to MRROPER_FILES instead of CLEAN_FILES.

modules.livepatch is a temporary file, so you can add it to
CLEAN_FILES.

How is this feature supposed to work for external modules?

klp-convert receives:
"symbols from vmlinux" + "symbols from no-klp in-tree modules"
+ "symbols from no-klp external modules" ??



BTW, 'Symbols.list' sounds like a file to list out symbols
for generic purposes, but in fact, the
file format is very specific for the klp-convert tool.
Perhaps, is it better to rename it so it infers
this is for livepatching? What do you think?


-- 
Best Regards
Masahiro Yamada

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Thread overview: 24+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
     [not found] <20190509143859.9050-1-joe.lawrence@redhat.com>
     [not found] ` <alpine.LSU.2.21.1906131451560.22698@pobox.suse.cz>
     [not found]   ` <b1a627a4-3702-9689-6c03-0c2123c06a2d@redhat.com>
     [not found]     ` <c9021573-11c6-b576-0aa6-97754c98a06e@redhat.com>
     [not found]       ` <20190614083435.uq3mk6mprbatysol@pathway.suse.cz>
2019-06-25 11:36         ` [PATCH v4 00/10] klp-convert livepatch build tooling Miroslav Benes
2019-06-25 13:24           ` Joe Lawrence
2019-06-25 19:08           ` Joe Lawrence
2019-06-26 10:27             ` Miroslav Benes
     [not found] ` <20190509143859.9050-4-joe.lawrence@redhat.com>
2019-07-31  2:50   ` [PATCH v4 03/10] livepatch: Add klp-convert tool Masahiro Yamada
2019-07-31  3:36     ` Masahiro Yamada
2019-08-09 18:42       ` Joe Lawrence
2019-08-13  1:15         ` Masahiro Yamada
     [not found] ` <20190509143859.9050-7-joe.lawrence@redhat.com>
2019-07-31  5:58   ` [PATCH v4 06/10] modpost: Add modinfo flag to livepatch modules Masahiro Yamada
2019-08-12 15:56     ` Joe Lawrence
2019-08-15 15:05       ` Masahiro Yamada
2019-08-16  8:19         ` Miroslav Benes
2019-08-16 12:43           ` Joe Lawrence
2019-08-16 19:01             ` Joe Lawrence
2019-08-19  3:50               ` Masahiro Yamada [this message]
2019-08-19 15:55                 ` Joe Lawrence
2019-08-20  7:54                   ` Miroslav Benes
2019-08-19  3:49             ` Masahiro Yamada
2019-08-19  7:31               ` Miroslav Benes
2019-08-19 16:02                 ` Joe Lawrence
2019-08-22  3:35                   ` Masahiro Yamada
2019-08-13 10:26     ` Miroslav Benes
     [not found] ` <20190509143859.9050-8-joe.lawrence@redhat.com>
2019-08-16 11:35   ` [PATCH v4 07/10] livepatch: Add sample livepatch module Masahiro Yamada
2019-08-16 12:47     ` Joe Lawrence

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