[PATCH 2/3] kbuild: warn orphan obj-y objects

From: Masahiro Yamada
Date: Thu Sep 12 2019 - 03:33:49 EST

obj-y specifies objects linked into vmlinux, but they are actually
linked if and only if that sub-directory is visited by the chain of
obj-y. If you have an orphan obj-y object, it is a bug, but may not
easy to notice. This commit provides build-time warning.

I tested allmodconfig based on v5.3-rc4, and I saw one warning:

scripts/Makefile.build:57: 'sound/soc/sprd/sprd-mcdt.o' will not be linked to vmlinux even though obj-y is specified.

This is a proper warning. sound/soc/sprd/sprd-mcdt.o is compiled as
built-in since CONFIG_SND_SOC_SPRD_MCDT is boolean. However, CONFIG_SND
and CONFIG_SND_SOC are tristate, and set to m by allmodconfig.
So, Kbuild descends into sound/soc/, then sound/soc/sprd/ by obj-m.
sound/soc/sprd/sprd-mcdt.o is not linked to vmlinux.

Signed-off-by: Masahiro Yamada <yamada.masahiro@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

scripts/Makefile.build | 6 ++++++
scripts/link-vmlinux.sh | 2 +-
2 files changed, 7 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/scripts/Makefile.build b/scripts/Makefile.build
index 54fc68168686..d30b04707fec 100644
--- a/scripts/Makefile.build
+++ b/scripts/Makefile.build
@@ -52,6 +52,12 @@ ifndef obj
$(warning kbuild: Makefile.build is included improperly)

+ifeq ($(need-builtin),)
+ifneq ($(real-obj-y),)
+$(warning '$(real-obj-y)' will not be linked to vmlinux even though obj-y is specified.)
ifeq ($(need-modorder),)
ifneq ($(obj-m),)
$(warning $(patsubst %.o,'%.ko',$(obj-m)) will not be built even though obj-m is specified.)
diff --git a/scripts/link-vmlinux.sh b/scripts/link-vmlinux.sh
index 2438a9faf3f1..8961d999b86b 100755
--- a/scripts/link-vmlinux.sh
+++ b/scripts/link-vmlinux.sh
@@ -216,7 +216,7 @@ else

# final build of init/
-${MAKE} -f "${srctree}/scripts/Makefile.build" obj=init
+${MAKE} -f "${srctree}/scripts/Makefile.build" obj=init need-builtin=1

#link vmlinux.o
info LD vmlinux.o