Re: [PATCH] kbuild: do not check name uniqueness of builtin modules

From: Greg KH
Date: Mon May 20 2019 - 05:42:45 EST

On Mon, May 20, 2019 at 11:54:37AM +0900, Masahiro Yamada wrote:
> I just thought it was a good idea to scan builtin.modules in the name
> uniqueness checking, but Stephen reported a false positive.
> ppc64_defconfig produces:
> warning: same basename if the following are built as modules:
> arch/powerpc/platforms/powermac/nvram.ko
> drivers/char/nvram.ko
> ..., which is a false positive because the former is never built as
> a module as you see in arch/powerpc/platforms/powermac/Makefile:
> # CONFIG_NVRAM is an arch. independent tristate symbol, for pmac32 we really
> # need this to be a bool. Cheat here and pretend CONFIG_NVRAM=m is really
> obj-$(CONFIG_NVRAM:m=y) += nvram.o
> Since we cannot predict how tricky Makefiles are written in wild,
> builtin.modules may potentially contain false positives. I do not
> think it is a big deal as far as kmod is concerned, but false positive
> warnings in the kernel build makes people upset. It is better to not
> do it.
> Even without checking builtin.modules, we have enough (and more solid)
> test coverage with allmodconfig.
> While I touched this part, I replaced the sed code with neater one
> provided by Stephen.
> Link:
> Link:
> Fixes: 3a48a91901c5 ("kbuild: check uniqueness of module names")
> Reported-by: Stephen Rothwell <sfr@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Signed-off-by: Masahiro Yamada <yamada.masahiro@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Reviewed-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>