|author||Artem Bityutskiy <Artem.Bityutskiy@nokia.com>||2011-04-05 13:24:58 +0300|
|committer||Michal Marek <email@example.com>||2011-04-15 15:56:15 +0200|
|parent||Kconfig: improve KALLSYMS_ALL documentation (diff)|
kbuild: move KALLSYMS_EXTRA_PASS from Kconfig to Makefile
At the moment we have the CONFIG_KALLSYMS_EXTRA_PASS Kconfig switch, which users can enable or disable while configuring the kernel. This option is then used by 'make' to determine whether an extra kallsyms pass is needed or not. However, this approach is not nice and confusing, and this patch moves CONFIG_KALLSYMS_EXTRA_PASS from Kconfig to Makefile instead. The rationale is below. 1. CONFIG_KALLSYMS_EXTRA_PASS is really about the build time, not run-time. There is no real need for it to be in Kconfig. It is just an additional work-around which should be used only in rare cases, when someone breaks kallsyms, so Kbuild/Makefile is much better place for this option. 2. Grepping CONFIG_KALLSYMS_EXTRA_PASS shows that many defconfigs have it enabled, probably not because they try to work-around a kallsyms bug, but just because the Kconfig help text is confusing and does not really make it clear that this option should not be used unless except when kallsyms is broken. 3. And since many people have CONFIG_KALLSYMS_EXTRA_PASS enabled in their Kconfig, we do might fail to notice kallsyms bugs in time. E.g., many testers use "make allyesconfig" to test builds, which will enable CONFIG_KALLSYMS_EXTRA_PASS and kallsyms breakage will not be noticed. To address that, this patch: 1. Kills CONFIG_KALLSYMS_EXTRA_PASS 2. Changes Makefile so that people can use "make KALLSYMS_EXTRA_PASS=1" to enable the extra pass if needed. Additionally, they may define KALLSYMS_EXTRA_PASS as an environment variable. 3. By default KALLSYMS_EXTRA_PASS is disabled and if kallsyms has issues, "make" should print a warning and suggest using KALLSYMS_EXTRA_PASS Signed-off-by: Artem Bityutskiy <Artem.Bityutskiy@nokia.com> [mmarek: Removed make help text, is not necessary] Signed-off-by: Michal Marek <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'init/Kconfig')
1 files changed, 0 insertions, 12 deletions
diff --git a/init/Kconfig b/init/Kconfig
index 563065df29a5..0edda616640f 100644
@@ -981,18 +981,6 @@ config KALLSYMS_ALL
Say N unless you really need all symbols.
- bool "Do an extra kallsyms pass"
- depends on KALLSYMS
- If kallsyms is not working correctly, the build will fail with
- inconsistent kallsyms data. If that occurs, log a bug report and
- turn on KALLSYMS_EXTRA_PASS which should result in a stable build.
- Always say N here unless you find a bug in kallsyms, which must be
- reported. KALLSYMS_EXTRA_PASS is only a temporary workaround while
- you wait for kallsyms to be fixed.
bool "Support for hot-pluggable devices" if EXPERT