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SubjectRe: [PATCH 08/22] kbuild: lto: remove duplicate dependencies from .mod files
On Wed, Jun 24, 2020 at 1:33 PM Sami Tolvanen <samitolvanen@google.com> wrote:
>
> With LTO, llvm-nm prints out symbols for each archive member
> separately, which results in a lot of duplicate dependencies in the
> .mod file when CONFIG_TRIM_UNUSED_SYMS is enabled. When a module
> consists of several compilation units, the output can exceed the
> default xargs command size limit and split the dependency list to
> multiple lines, which results in used symbols getting trimmed.
>
> This change removes duplicate dependencies, which will reduce the
> probability of this happening and makes .mod files smaller and
> easier to read.
>
> Signed-off-by: Sami Tolvanen <samitolvanen@google.com>

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

> ---
> scripts/Makefile.build | 2 +-
> 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
>
> diff --git a/scripts/Makefile.build b/scripts/Makefile.build
> index 82977350f5a6..82b465ce3ca0 100644
> --- a/scripts/Makefile.build
> +++ b/scripts/Makefile.build
> @@ -291,7 +291,7 @@ endef
>
> # List module undefined symbols (or empty line if not enabled)
> ifdef CONFIG_TRIM_UNUSED_KSYMS
> -cmd_undef_syms = $(NM) $< | sed -n 's/^ *U //p' | xargs echo
> +cmd_undef_syms = $(NM) $< | sed -n 's/^ *U //p' | sort -u | xargs echo
> else
> cmd_undef_syms = echo
> endif
> --
> 2.27.0.212.ge8ba1cc988-goog
>


--
Thanks,
~Nick Desaulniers

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