powerpc allyesconfig / allmodconfig linux-next next-20160729 - next-20160729 build failures

Stephen Rothwell sfr at canb.auug.org.au
Thu Aug 4 10:10:51 AEST 2016

Hi Arnd,

On Wed, 03 Aug 2016 20:52:48 +0200 Arnd Bergmann <arnd at arndb.de> wrote:
> Most of the difference appears to be in branch trampolines (634 added,
> 559 removed, 14837 unchanged) as you suspect, but I also see a couple
> of symbols show up in vmlinux that were not there before:
> -A __crc_dma_noop_ops
> -D dma_noop_ops
> -R __clz_tab
> -r fdt_errtable
> -r __kcrctab_dma_noop_ops
> -r __kstrtab_dma_noop_ops
> -R __ksymtab_dma_noop_ops
> -t dma_noop_alloc
> -t dma_noop_free
> -t dma_noop_map_page
> -t dma_noop_mapping_error
> -t dma_noop_map_sg
> -t dma_noop_supported
> -T fdt_add_reservemap_entry
> -T fdt_begin_node
> -T fdt_create
> -T fdt_create_empty_tree
> -T fdt_end_node
> -T fdt_finish
> -T fdt_finish_reservemap
> -T fdt_property
> -T fdt_resize
> -T fdt_strerror
> -T find_cpio_data
> From my first look, it seems that all of lib/*.o is now getting linked
> into vmlinux, while we traditionally leave out everything from lib/
> that is not referenced.

You could try removing the --{,no-}whole-archive arguments to ld in
scripts/link-vmlinux.sh b/scripts/link-vmlinux.sh.  Last time I did
that, though, a whole lot of stuff failed to be linked in. (Especially
stuff only referenced by EXPORT_SYMBOL()s, bu that may have been fixed).

> I also see a noticeable overhead in link time, the numbers are for
> a cache-hot rebuild after a successful allyesconfig build, using a
> 24-way Opteron at 2.5Ghz, just relinking vmlinux:

I was afraid of that, but it is offset by the time saved by not doing
the "ld -r"s along the way?  It may also be that (for powerpc anyway)
the linker is doing a better job.

Stephen Rothwell

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