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SubjectRe: [PATCH] kbuild: Disable extra debugging info in .s output
On Thu, Jan 31, 2019 at 8:58 PM Borislav Petkov <bp@alien8.de> wrote:
>
> Ping?
>
> On Mon, Jan 21, 2019 at 10:53:38AM +0100, Borislav Petkov wrote:
> > From: Borislav Petkov <bp@suse.de>
> >
> > Modern gcc adds view assignments, reset assertion checking in .loc
> > directives and a couple more additional debug markers, which clutters
> > the asm output unnecessarily:
> >
> > For example:
> >
> > bsp_resume:
> > .LFB3466:
> > .loc 1 1868 1 is_stmt 1 view -0
> > .cfi_startproc
> > .loc 1 1869 2 view .LVU73
> > # arch/x86/kernel/cpu/common.c:1869: if (this_cpu->c_bsp_resume)
> > .loc 1 1869 14 is_stmt 0 view .LVU74
> > movq this_cpu(%rip), %rax # this_cpu, this_cpu
> > movq 64(%rax), %rax # this_cpu.94_1->c_bsp_resume, _2
> > # arch/x86/kernel/cpu/common.c:1869: if (this_cpu->c_bsp_resume)
> > .loc 1 1869 5 view .LVU75
> > testq %rax, %rax # _2
> > je .L8 #,
> > .loc 1 1870 3 is_stmt 1 view .LVU76
> > movq $boot_cpu_data, %rdi #,
> > jmp __x86_indirect_thunk_rax
> >
> > or
> > .loc 2 57 9 view .LVU478
> > .loc 2 57 9 view .LVU479
> > .loc 2 57 9 view .LVU480
> > .loc 2 57 9 view .LVU481
> > .LBB1385:
> > .LBB1383:
> > .LBB1379:
> > .LBB1377:
> > .LBB1375:
> > .loc 2 57 9 view .LVU482
> > .loc 2 57 9 view .LVU483
> > movl %edi, %edx # cpu, cpu
> > .LVL87:
> > .loc 2 57 9 is_stmt 0 view .LVU484
> >
> > That MOV in there is drowned in debugging information and latter makes
> > it hard to follow the asm. And that DWARF info is not really needed for
> > asm output staring.
> >
> > Disable the debug information generation which clutters the asm output
> > unnecessarily:
> >
> > bsp_resume:
> > .LFB3466:
> > .loc 1 1868 1
> > # arch/x86/kernel/cpu/common.c:1869: if (this_cpu->c_bsp_resume)
> > .loc 1 1869 14
> > movq this_cpu(%rip), %rax # this_cpu, this_cpu
> > movq 64(%rax), %rax # this_cpu.94_1->c_bsp_resume, _2
> > # arch/x86/kernel/cpu/common.c:1869: if (this_cpu->c_bsp_resume)
> > .loc 1 1869 5
> > testq %rax, %rax # _2
> > je .L8 #,
> > # arch/x86/kernel/cpu/common.c:1870: this_cpu->c_bsp_resume(&boot_cpu_data);
> > .loc 1 1870 3
> > movq $boot_cpu_data, %rdi #,
> > jmp __x86_indirect_thunk_rax
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Borislav Petkov <bp@suse.de>
> > Cc: Masahiro Yamada <yamada.masahiro@socionext.com>
> > Cc: Michal Marek <michal.lkml@markovi.net>
> > Cc: linux-kbuild@vger.kernel.org
> > ---
> > scripts/Makefile.build | 6 +++++-
> > 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
> >
> > diff --git a/scripts/Makefile.build b/scripts/Makefile.build
> > index fd03d60f6c5a..4f33fdab89d2 100644
> > --- a/scripts/Makefile.build
> > +++ b/scripts/Makefile.build
> > @@ -103,8 +103,12 @@ modkern_cflags = \
> > $(KBUILD_CFLAGS_KERNEL) $(CFLAGS_KERNEL))
> > quiet_modtag = $(if $(part-of-module),[M], )
> >
> > +disable_extra_cc_dbg := $(call cc-option,-gno-as-locview-support)
> > +disable_extra_cc_dbg += $(call cc-option,-fno-dwarf2-cfi-asm)
> > +disable_extra_cc_dbg += $(call cc-option,-feliminate-unused-debug-symbols)
> > +disable_extra_cc_dbg += $(call cc-option,-gno-statement-frontiers)


This would make the build speed slower
because the compiler is invoked to check those flags in every directory.


I tested this patch with x86_64_defconfig and GCC 8.2
(on ubuntu 18.10 in docker)
but I saw no effect of this patch.

CONFIG_DEBUG_INFO adds dwarf info, and clutters asm output.

Did you enable CONFIG_DEBUG_INFO
when you were debugging asm files?


--
Best Regards
Masahiro Yamada

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