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authorAndreas Gruenbacher <>2006-05-09 20:37:30 +0200
committerSam Ravnborg <>2006-06-24 23:42:46 +0200
commit15fde6751886fd972a64ed65ba49db309919c504 (patch)
tree513c1eec2135f65ba0d980627346f7c07ad2b897 /Makefile
parent3041e47e8b08d51188b2cbdbd9c1e6f43314c8f1 (diff)
kbuild: support for %.symtypes files
Here is a patch that adds a new -T option to genksyms for generating dumps of the type definition that makes up the symbol version hashes. This allows to trace modversion changes back to what caused them. The dump format is the name of the type defined, followed by its definition (which is almost C): s#list_head struct list_head { s#list_head * next , * prev ; } The s#, u#, e#, and t# prefixes stand for struct, union, enum, and typedef. The exported symbols do not define types, and thus do not have an x# prefix: nfs4_acl_get_whotype int nfs4_acl_get_whotype ( char * , t#u32 ) The symbol type defintion of a single file can be generated with: make fs/jbd/journal.symtypes If KBUILD_SYMTYPES is defined, all the *.symtypes of all object files that export symbols are generated. The single *.symtypes files can be combined into a single file after a kernel build with a script like the following: for f in $(find -name '*.symtypes' | sort); do f=${f#./} echo "/* ${f%.symtypes}.o */" cat $f echo done \ | sed -e '\:UNKNOWN:d' \ -e 's:[,;] }:}:g' \ -e 's:\([[({]\) :\1:g' \ -e 's: \([])},;]\):\1:g' \ -e 's: $::' \ $f \ | awk ' /^.#/ { if (defined[$1] == $0) { print $1 next } defined[$1] = $0 } { print } ' When the kernel ABI changes, diffing individual *.symtype files, or the combined files, against each other will show which symbol changes caused the ABI changes. This can save a tremendous amount of time. Dump the types that make up modversions Signed-off-by: Andreas Gruenbacher <> Signed-off-by: Sam Ravnborg <>
Diffstat (limited to 'Makefile')
1 files changed, 4 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/Makefile b/Makefile
index 1888fabe4032..e8906694dcc5 100644
--- a/Makefile
+++ b/Makefile
@@ -969,7 +969,8 @@ clean: archclean $(clean-dirs)
$(call cmd,rmfiles)
@find . $(RCS_FIND_IGNORE) \
\( -name '*.[oas]' -o -name '*.ko' -o -name '.*.cmd' \
- -o -name '.*.d' -o -name '.*.tmp' -o -name '*.mod.c' \) \
+ -o -name '.*.d' -o -name '.*.tmp' -o -name '*.mod.c' \
+ -o -name '*.symtypes' \) \
-type f -print | xargs rm -f
# mrproper - Delete all generated files, including .config
@@ -1311,6 +1312,8 @@ endif
$(Q)$(MAKE) $(build)=$(build-dir) $(target-dir)$(notdir $@)
%.o: %.S prepare scripts FORCE
$(Q)$(MAKE) $(build)=$(build-dir) $(target-dir)$(notdir $@)
+%.symtypes: %.c prepare scripts FORCE
+ $(Q)$(MAKE) $(build)=$(build-dir) $(target-dir)$(notdir $@)
# Modules
/ %/: prepare scripts FORCE