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From: Masahiro Yamada <yamada.masahiro@socionext.com>
To: Joe Lawrence <joe.lawrence@redhat.com>
Cc: 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 03/10] livepatch: Add klp-convert tool
Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2019 10:15:47 +0900
Message-ID: <CAK7LNARHQY_7E2ar47EZJmh=SD_Mf3p51AcKAecVLQip27+3Ug@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20190809184253.GA31811@redhat.com>

On Sat, Aug 10, 2019 at 3:42 AM Joe Lawrence <joe.lawrence@redhat.com> wrote:

> > > > diff --git a/scripts/livepatch/Makefile b/scripts/livepatch/Makefile
> > > > new file mode 100644
> > > > index 000000000000..2842ecdba3fd
> > > > --- /dev/null
> > > > +++ b/scripts/livepatch/Makefile
> > > > @@ -0,0 +1,7 @@
> > > > +hostprogs-y                    := klp-convert
> > > > +always                         := $(hostprogs-y)
> > > > +
> > > > +klp-convert-objs               := klp-convert.o elf.o
> > > > +
> > > > +HOST_EXTRACFLAGS               := -g -I$(INSTALL_HDR_PATH)/include -Wall
> > >
> > > This looks strange.
> > >
> > > Theoretically, you cannot include headers in $(INSTALL_HDR_PATH)/include
> > > from host programs.
> > >
> > > headers_install works for the target architecture, not host architecture.
> > > This may cause a strange result when you are cross-compiling the kernel.
> > >
> > > BTW, which header in $(INSTALL_HDR_PATH)/include do you need to include ?
> > >
> > >
> > > Also, -Wall is redundant because it is set by the top-level Makefile.
> >
> >
> > I deleted HOST_EXTRACFLAGS entirely,
> > and I was still able to build klp-convert.
> >
> >
> > What is the purpose of '-g' ?
> > If it is only needed for local debugging,
> > it should be removed from the upstream code, in my opinion.
> >
>
> HOST_EXTRACFLAGS looks like it was present in the patchset from the
> early RFC days and inherited through each revision.
>
> These are the files that the klp-convert code includes, mostly typical C
> usercode headers like stdio.h and a few local headers like elf.h:
>
>   % grep -h '^#include' scripts/livepatch/*.{c,h} | sort -u
>   #include "elf.h"
>   #include <fcntl.h>
>   #include <gelf.h>
>   #include "klp-convert.h"
>   #include "list.h"
>   #include <stdbool.h>
>   #include <stdio.h>
>   #include <stdlib.h>
>   #include <string.h>
>   #include <sys/stat.h>
>   #include <sys/types.h>
>   #include <unistd.h>
>
> If HOST_EXTRACFLAGS is really unneeded, we can easily drop it in the
> next patchset version.

Yes, please do so.

Thanks.



-- 
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>
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     [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 [this message]
     [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
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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