[v3] checkpatch: add warning for avoiding .L prefix symbols in assembly files
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Message ID 20210123190459.9701-1-yashsri421@gmail.com
State Accepted
Commit de93245c00a44578ae73964b7e36607d04fed5b3
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  • [v3] checkpatch: add warning for avoiding .L prefix symbols in assembly files
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Aditya Srivastava Jan. 23, 2021, 7:04 p.m. UTC
objtool requires that all code must be contained in an ELF symbol.
Symbol names that have a '.L' prefix do not emit symbol table entries, as
they have special meaning for the assembler.

'.L' prefixed symbols can be used within a code region, but should be
avoided for denoting a range of code via 'SYM_*_START/END' annotations.

Add a new check to emit a warning on finding the usage of '.L' symbols
for '.S' files, if it denotes range of code via SYM_*_START/END
annotation pair.

Suggested-by: Mark Brown <broonie@kernel.org>
Link: https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/20210112210154.GI4646@sirena.org.uk
Signed-off-by: Aditya Srivastava <yashsri421@gmail.com>
---
* Applies perfectly on next-20210122

Changes in v3:
- Modify regex for SYM_*_START/END pair
- remove check for arch/x86/entry/* and arch/x86/lib/*
- change 'Link:' in commit message to lkml
- Modify commit description accordingly

Changes in v2:
- Reduce the check to only SYM_*_START/END lines
- Reduce the check for only .S files in arch/x86/entry/* and arch/x86/lib/* as suggested by Josh and Nick
- Modify commit message

 scripts/checkpatch.pl | 7 +++++++
 1 file changed, 7 insertions(+)

Comments

Joe Perches Jan. 23, 2021, 9:01 p.m. UTC | #1
On Sun, 2021-01-24 at 00:34 +0530, Aditya Srivastava wrote:
> objtool requires that all code must be contained in an ELF symbol.
> Symbol names that have a '.L' prefix do not emit symbol table entries, as
> they have special meaning for the assembler.
> 
> '.L' prefixed symbols can be used within a code region, but should be
> avoided for denoting a range of code via 'SYM_*_START/END' annotations.
> 
> Add a new check to emit a warning on finding the usage of '.L' symbols
> for '.S' files, if it denotes range of code via SYM_*_START/END
> annotation pair.
> 
> Suggested-by: Mark Brown <broonie@kernel.org>
> Link: https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/20210112210154.GI4646@sirena.org.uk
> Signed-off-by: Aditya Srivastava <yashsri421@gmail.com>

Acked-by: Joe Perches <joe@perches.com>

> ---
> * Applies perfectly on next-20210122
> 
> Changes in v3:
> - Modify regex for SYM_*_START/END pair
> - remove check for arch/x86/entry/* and arch/x86/lib/*
> - change 'Link:' in commit message to lkml
> - Modify commit description accordingly
> 
> Changes in v2:
> - Reduce the check to only SYM_*_START/END lines
> - Reduce the check for only .S files in arch/x86/entry/* and arch/x86/lib/* as suggested by Josh and Nick
> - Modify commit message
> 
>  scripts/checkpatch.pl | 7 +++++++
>  1 file changed, 7 insertions(+)
> 
> diff --git a/scripts/checkpatch.pl b/scripts/checkpatch.pl
> index 7030c4d6d126..4a03326c87b6 100755
> --- a/scripts/checkpatch.pl
> +++ b/scripts/checkpatch.pl
> @@ -3590,6 +3590,13 @@ sub process {
>  			}
>  		}
>  
> 
> +# check for .L prefix local symbols in .S files
> +		if ($realfile =~ /\.S$/ &&
> +		    $line =~ /^\+\s*(?:[A-Z]+_)?SYM_[A-Z]+_(?:START|END)(?:_[A-Z_]+)?\s*\(\s*\.L/) {
> +			WARN("AVOID_L_PREFIX",
> +			     "Avoid using '.L' prefixed local symbol names for denoting a range of code via 'SYM_*_START/END' annotations; see Documentation/asm-annotations.rst\n" . $herecurr);
> +		}
> +
>  # check we are in a valid source file C or perl if not then ignore this hunk
>  		next if ($realfile !~ /\.(h|c|pl|dtsi|dts)$/);
>  
>
Nick Desaulniers Jan. 25, 2021, 6:15 p.m. UTC | #2
On Sat, Jan 23, 2021 at 1:01 PM Joe Perches <joe@perches.com> wrote:
>
> On Sun, 2021-01-24 at 00:34 +0530, Aditya Srivastava wrote:
> > objtool requires that all code must be contained in an ELF symbol.
> > Symbol names that have a '.L' prefix do not emit symbol table entries, as
> > they have special meaning for the assembler.
> >
> > '.L' prefixed symbols can be used within a code region, but should be
> > avoided for denoting a range of code via 'SYM_*_START/END' annotations.
> >
> > Add a new check to emit a warning on finding the usage of '.L' symbols
> > for '.S' files, if it denotes range of code via SYM_*_START/END
> > annotation pair.
> >
> > Suggested-by: Mark Brown <broonie@kernel.org>
> > Link: https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/20210112210154.GI4646@sirena.org.uk
> > Signed-off-by: Aditya Srivastava <yashsri421@gmail.com>
>
> Acked-by: Joe Perches <joe@perches.com>

Acked-by: Nick Desaulniers <ndesaulniers@google.com>

Thanks for the patch Aditya!

>
> > ---
> > * Applies perfectly on next-20210122
> >
> > Changes in v3:
> > - Modify regex for SYM_*_START/END pair
> > - remove check for arch/x86/entry/* and arch/x86/lib/*
> > - change 'Link:' in commit message to lkml
> > - Modify commit description accordingly
> >
> > Changes in v2:
> > - Reduce the check to only SYM_*_START/END lines
> > - Reduce the check for only .S files in arch/x86/entry/* and arch/x86/lib/* as suggested by Josh and Nick
> > - Modify commit message
> >
> >  scripts/checkpatch.pl | 7 +++++++
> >  1 file changed, 7 insertions(+)
> >
> > diff --git a/scripts/checkpatch.pl b/scripts/checkpatch.pl
> > index 7030c4d6d126..4a03326c87b6 100755
> > --- a/scripts/checkpatch.pl
> > +++ b/scripts/checkpatch.pl
> > @@ -3590,6 +3590,13 @@ sub process {
> >                       }
> >               }
> >
> >
> > +# check for .L prefix local symbols in .S files
> > +             if ($realfile =~ /\.S$/ &&
> > +                 $line =~ /^\+\s*(?:[A-Z]+_)?SYM_[A-Z]+_(?:START|END)(?:_[A-Z_]+)?\s*\(\s*\.L/) {
> > +                     WARN("AVOID_L_PREFIX",
> > +                          "Avoid using '.L' prefixed local symbol names for denoting a range of code via 'SYM_*_START/END' annotations; see Documentation/asm-annotations.rst\n" . $herecurr);
> > +             }
> > +
> >  # check we are in a valid source file C or perl if not then ignore this hunk
> >               next if ($realfile !~ /\.(h|c|pl|dtsi|dts)$/);
> >
> >
>
>

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diff --git a/scripts/checkpatch.pl b/scripts/checkpatch.pl
index 7030c4d6d126..4a03326c87b6 100755
--- a/scripts/checkpatch.pl
+++ b/scripts/checkpatch.pl
@@ -3590,6 +3590,13 @@  sub process {
 			}
 		}
 
+# check for .L prefix local symbols in .S files
+		if ($realfile =~ /\.S$/ &&
+		    $line =~ /^\+\s*(?:[A-Z]+_)?SYM_[A-Z]+_(?:START|END)(?:_[A-Z_]+)?\s*\(\s*\.L/) {
+			WARN("AVOID_L_PREFIX",
+			     "Avoid using '.L' prefixed local symbol names for denoting a range of code via 'SYM_*_START/END' annotations; see Documentation/asm-annotations.rst\n" . $herecurr);
+		}
+
 # check we are in a valid source file C or perl if not then ignore this hunk
 		next if ($realfile !~ /\.(h|c|pl|dtsi|dts)$/);