[PATCH v2] kbuild: strip whitespace in cmd_record_mcount findstring
joe.lawrence at redhat.com
Fri Mar 29 00:36:16 AEDT 2019
On 3/28/19 8:57 AM, Masahiro Yamada wrote:
> Hi Joe,
> OK, confirmed.
> [ ... snip .... ]
> First, I was wondering why I could not reproduce this issue.
> Then, I found the reason was I was using the latest GNU Make
> compiled from the git source tree.
> I found the following commit:
> commit b90fabc8d6f34fb37d428dc0fb1b8b1951a9fbed
> Author: Paul Smith <psmith at gnu.org>
> Date: Sat May 27 20:07:30 2017 -0400
> * NEWS: Do not insert a space during '+=' if the value is empty.
> * doc/make.texi (Appending): Document this behavior.
> * variable.c (do_variable_definition): Only add a space if the variable
> value is not empty.
> * tests/scripts/variables/flavors: Test this behavior.
> diff --git a/NEWS b/NEWS
> index e60644a..6e2c5c6 100644
> --- a/NEWS
> +++ b/NEWS
> @@ -29,6 +29,12 @@
> This was claimed to be fixed in 3.81, but wasn't, for some reason.
> To detect this change search for 'nocomment' in the .FEATURES variable.
> +* WARNING: Backward-incompatibility!
> + Previously appending using '+=' to an empty variable would result in a value
> + starting with a space. Now the initial space is only added if the variable
> + already contains some value. Similarly, appending an empty string does not
> + add a trailing space.
> * The previous limit of 63 jobs under -jN on MS-Windows is now
> increased to 4095. That limit includes the subprocess started by
> the $(shell) function.
> Applied to linux-kbuild/fixes with additional comments.
> [Additional info by masahiro.yamada:
> This issue only happens in the released versions of GNU Make.
> CC_FLAGS_FTRACE will not contain the trailing space if you use
> the latest GNU Make, which contains commit b90fabc8d6f3
> ("* NEWS: Do not insert a space during '+=' if the value is empty.")
Wow, this one gets even more specific. I had gone down the rabbit hole
on this one, I didn't care to learn how or why that extra space got
there :) Now we know, thanks for running that down and adding the note
about GNU Make.
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