Re: [PATCH] modpost: Add flag -f for making section mismatches fatal

From: Jonathan Kliegman
Date: Sun Jan 06 2013 - 15:22:49 EST

On Sun, Jan 6, 2013 at 4:36 AM, Sam Ravnborg <sam@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi Jonathan.
>> The section mismatch warning can be easy to miss during the kernel build
>> process. Allow it to be marked as fatal to be easily caught and prevent
>> bugs from slipping in.
>> Signed-off-by: Jonathan Kliegman <kliegs@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Another way to make them much more visible would be to make
> the warnings always be verbose.

I'd like to keep the option for a hard fail if a mismatch is detected.
This way automated build systems will detect the failed build and can
reject a chan

> In other words drop support for the "-S" options used below:
> Previously the dev* stuff caused a lot of warnings, but
> since we have HOTPLUG always enabled this is a non-issue.
> So I think that this is a good time to enable the verboce
> warnings.
I can submit a second patch for this if you'd like, but I'm not
familiar with all the previous decisions in this area. If I
understand correctly we'll still need the config option as it also
changes compiler flags for inlining.
> Sam
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