[v2,2/4] kbuild: warn orphan built-in objects

Message ID 20190912162254.9603-2-yamada.masahiro@socionext.com
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  • [v2,1/4] kbuild: do not create built-in.a that is never linked to vmlinux
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Masahiro Yamada Sept. 12, 2019, 4:22 p.m.
obj-y specifies objects linked into vmlinux, but they are actually
linked if and only if that sub-directory is visited by the chain of
obj-y. If you have an orphan obj-y object, it is a bug, but may not
be easy to notice. This commit provides build-time warning.

I tested x86 allmodconfig based on v5.3-rc4, and I saw one warning:

warning: 'sound/soc/sprd/sprd-mcdt.o' will not be linked to vmlinux even though obj-y is specified.

This is a proper warning. sound/soc/sprd/sprd-mcdt.o is compiled as
built-in since CONFIG_SND_SOC_SPRD_MCDT is boolean. However, CONFIG_SND
and CONFIG_SND_SOC are tristate, and set to m by allmodconfig.
So, Kbuild descends into sound/soc/, then sound/soc/sprd/ by obj-m.
Thus, sound/soc/sprd/sprd-mcdt.o is not linked to vmlinux.

More warnings for arm allmodconfig, all of which are valid:

warning: 'drivers/video/fbdev/mmp/hw/mmp_ctrl.o' 'drivers/video/fbdev/mmp/hw/mmp_spi.o' will not be linked to vmlinux even though obj-y is specified.
warning: 'drivers/video/fbdev/mmp/panel/tpo_tj032md01bw.o' will not be linked to vmlinux even though obj-y is specified.
warning: 'sound/soc/pxa/mmp-pcm.o' will not be linked to vmlinux even though obj-y is specified.

Signed-off-by: Masahiro Yamada <yamada.masahiro@socionext.com>

---

Changes in v2:
 - fix false-positive warning for arm64

 scripts/Makefile.build  | 12 ++++++++----
 scripts/link-vmlinux.sh |  2 +-
 2 files changed, 9 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)

-- 
2.17.1

Patch

diff --git a/scripts/Makefile.build b/scripts/Makefile.build
index 6c3e6cb0c0af..fb29c898604a 100644
--- a/scripts/Makefile.build
+++ b/scripts/Makefile.build
@@ -52,6 +52,10 @@  ifndef obj
 $(warning kbuild: Makefile.build is included improperly)
 endif
 
+PHONY += __warn-orphan-obj-y
+__warn-orphan-obj-y:
+	@echo "warning: $(patsubst %,'%',$(real-obj-y)) will not be linked to vmlinux even though obj-y is specified." >&2
+
 ifeq ($(need-modorder),)
 ifneq ($(obj-m),)
 $(warning $(patsubst %.o,'%.ko',$(obj-m)) will not be built even though obj-m is specified.)
@@ -68,6 +72,8 @@  endif
 
 ifdef need-builtin
 builtin-target := $(obj)/built-in.a
+else ifneq ($(real-obj-y),)
+builtin-target := __warn-orphan-obj-y
 endif
 
 ifeq ($(CONFIG_MODULES)$(need-modorder),y1)
@@ -386,16 +392,14 @@  $(sort $(subdir-obj-y)): $(subdir-ym) ;
 #
 # Rule to compile a set of .o files into one .a file (without symbol table)
 #
-ifdef builtin-target
 
 quiet_cmd_ar_builtin = AR      $@
       cmd_ar_builtin = rm -f $@; $(AR) rcSTP$(KBUILD_ARFLAGS) $@ $(real-prereqs)
 
-$(builtin-target): $(real-obj-y) FORCE
+$(obj)/built-in.a: $(real-obj-y) FORCE
 	$(call if_changed,ar_builtin)
 
-targets += $(builtin-target)
-endif # builtin-target
+targets += $(obj)/built-in.a
 
 #
 # Rule to create modules.order file
diff --git a/scripts/link-vmlinux.sh b/scripts/link-vmlinux.sh
index 2438a9faf3f1..8961d999b86b 100755
--- a/scripts/link-vmlinux.sh
+++ b/scripts/link-vmlinux.sh
@@ -216,7 +216,7 @@  else
 fi;
 
 # final build of init/
-${MAKE} -f "${srctree}/scripts/Makefile.build" obj=init
+${MAKE} -f "${srctree}/scripts/Makefile.build" obj=init need-builtin=1
 
 #link vmlinux.o
 info LD vmlinux.o