Re: [1/2] kbuild: provide include/asm/asm-prototypes.h for ARM

From: Uwe Kleine-König
Date: Mon Nov 21 2016 - 13:55:01 EST


On Mon, Oct 24, 2016 at 05:05:26PM +0200, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> This adds an asm/asm-prototypes.h header for ARM to fix the
> broken symbol versioning for symbols exported from assembler
> files.
> In addition to the header, we have to do these other small
> changes:
> - move the exports from bitops.h to {change,clear,set,...}bit.S
> - move the exports from csumpartialgeneric.S into the files
> including it
> I couldn't find the correct prototypes for the compiler builtins,
> so I went with the fake 'void f(void)' prototypes that we had
> before.
> This leaves the mmioset/mmiocpy function for now, as it's not
> obvious how to best handle them.
> Signed-off-by: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@xxxxxxxx>

In my test builds of 4.9-rc5 plus

4efca4ed05cb ("kbuild: modversions for EXPORT_SYMBOL() for asm")
cc6acc11cad1 ("kbuild: be more careful about matching preprocessed asm ___EXPORT_SYMBOL")

(which are in -rc6) I got many warnings à la:

WARNING: "memset" [drivers/media/usb/airspy/airspy.ko] has no CRC!

and booting the resulting kernel failed with messages of the type:

[ 3.024126] usbcore: no symbol version for __memzero
[ 3.029107] usbcore: Unknown symbol __memzero (err -22)

so hardly any module could be loaded. modprobe -f works however, but
that's not what my initramfs does.

With this patch and ("ARM:
move mmiocpy/mmioset exports to io.c") I could compile a kernel without
CRC warnings and it boots fine. So it would be great to get these two
patches into 4.9.


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