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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 01/10] objtool: Move header sync-check ealier in build
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On 4/1/20 1:32 PM, Miroslav Benes wrote:
> On Fri, 27 Mar 2020, Julien Thierry wrote:
>
>> Currently, the check of tools files against kernel equivalent is only
>> done after every object file has been built.
>
>> This means one might fix
>> build issues against outdated headers without seeing a warning about
>> this.
>
> Could you explain the above in more detail, please?
>

I must admit that this patch is more fixing the issues I've faced while
working on the arm64 support and sharing some kernel headers from the
arch/arm64 tree.

The annoying part was:
- Have build errors in objtool
- Fix them
- Objtool build succeeds, but have warning about outdated headers
- Update headers
- New errors come up, potentially making obsolete the ealier fixes

So it's not really a "must have" change. But it's nice to have when
bringing new kernel headers to objtool.

I hope this makes things clearer.

Cheers,

--
Julien Thierry

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