[lkml]   [2018]   [Apr]   [9]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
Messages in this thread
SubjectRe: [PATCH v2] Kbuild: fix # escaping in .cmd files for future Make
2018-04-09 6:35 GMT+09:00 Rasmus Villemoes <>:
> I tried building using a freshly built Make (4.2.1-69-g8a731d1), but
> already the objtool build broke with
> orc_dump.c: In function ‘orc_dump’:
> orc_dump.c:106:2: error: ‘elf_getshnum’ is deprecated [-Werror=deprecated-declarations]
> if (elf_getshdrnum(elf, &nr_sections)) {
> Turns out that with that new Make, the backslash was not removed, so cpp
> didn't see a #include directive, grep found nothing, and
> -DLIBELF_USE_DEPRECATED was wrongly put in CFLAGS.
> Now, that new Make behaviour is documented in their NEWS file:
> * WARNING: Backward-incompatibility!
> Number signs (#) appearing inside a macro reference or function invocation
> no longer introduce comments and should not be escaped with backslashes:
> thus a call such as:
> foo := $(shell echo '#')
> is legal. Previously the number sign needed to be escaped, for example:
> foo := $(shell echo '\#')
> Now this latter will resolve to "\#". If you want to write makefiles
> portable to both versions, assign the number sign to a variable:
> C := \#
> foo := $(shell echo '$C')
> This was claimed to be fixed in 3.81, but wasn't, for some reason.
> To detect this change search for 'nocomment' in the .FEATURES variable.
> This also fixes up the two make-cmd instances to replace # with $(pound)
> rather than with \#. There might very well be other places that need
> similar fixup in preparation for whatever future Make release contains
> the above change, but at least this builds an x86_64 defconfig with the
> new make.
> Fixes:
> Cc: Randy Dunlap <>
> Signed-off-by: Rasmus Villemoes <>
> ---

Applied to linux-kbuild. Thanks!

Best Regards
Masahiro Yamada

 \ /
  Last update: 2018-04-09 15:32    [W:0.088 / U:0.052 seconds]
©2003-2020 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site