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authorLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2008-01-29 22:46:14 +1100
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2008-01-29 22:46:14 +1100
commit5ea293a9048d3a58cb0c840fa719d85ad14cba47 (patch)
tree88d1dd1eece2cfcbd858ff2c00fb0240dcfab3c7 /lib
parent03bc26cfefd6db756e6bc7fcda11dc17ada7be16 (diff)
parentd3883ecebbf9e095b9e379dabbbe8b2c1ee7a41c (diff)
Merge git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/sam/kbuild
* git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/sam/kbuild: (79 commits) Remove references to "make dep" kconfig: document use of HAVE_* Introduce new section reference annotations tags: __ref, __refdata, __refconst kbuild: warn about ld added unique sections kbuild: add verbose option to Section mismatch reporting in modpost kconfig: tristate choices with mixed tristate and boolean values asm-generic/vmlix.lds.h: simplify __mem{init,exit}* dependencies remove __attribute_used__ kbuild: support ARCH=x86 in buildtar kconfig: remove "enable" kbuild: simplified warning report in modpost kbuild: introduce a few helpers in modpost kbuild: use simpler section mismatch warnings in modpost kbuild: link vmlinux.o before kallsyms passes kbuild: introduce new option to enhance section mismatch analysis Use separate sections for __dev/__cpu/__mem code/data compiler.h: introduce __section() all archs: consolidate init and exit sections in vmlinux.lds.h kbuild: check section names consistently in modpost kbuild: introduce blacklisting in modpost ...
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diff --git a/lib/Kconfig.debug b/lib/Kconfig.debug
index 14fb355e3ca..c4ecb2994ba 100644
--- a/lib/Kconfig.debug
+++ b/lib/Kconfig.debug
@@ -79,6 +79,38 @@ config HEADERS_CHECK
exported to $(INSTALL_HDR_PATH) (usually 'usr/include' in
your build tree), to make sure they're suitable.
+ bool "Enable full Section mismatch analysis"
+ default n
+ help
+ The section mismatch analysis checks if there are illegal
+ references from one section to another section.
+ Linux will during link or during runtime drop some sections
+ and any use of code/data previously in these sections will
+ most likely result in an oops.
+ In the code functions and variables are annotated with
+ __init, __devinit etc. (see full list in include/linux/init.h)
+ which result in the code/data being placed in specific sections.
+ The section mismatch anaylsis are always done after a full
+ kernel build but enabling this options will in addition
+ do the following:
+ - Add the option -fno-inline-functions-called-once to gcc
+ When inlining a function annotated __init in a non-init
+ function we would loose the section information and thus
+ the analysis would not catch the illegal reference.
+ This options tell gcc to inline less but will also
+ result in a larger kernel.
+ - Run the section mismatch analysis for each module/built-in.o
+ When we run the section mismatch analysis on vmlinux.o we
+ looses valueable information about where the mismatch was
+ introduced.
+ Running the analysis for each module/built-in.o file
+ will tell where the mismatch happens much closer to the
+ source. The drawback is that we will report the same
+ mismatch at least twice.
+ - Enable verbose reporting from modpost to help solving
+ the section mismatches reported.
bool "Kernel debugging"