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authorLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2018-06-06 11:00:15 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2018-06-06 11:00:15 -0700
commit8715ee75fe6fa3aed367f28aa7a3655e6a8e4688 (patch)
tree192c25a109a73ca67d4483d89ee576660bb5f29c /init
parent126f7051b4daa3716d9af2851dcb55316e4c2b25 (diff)
parent1f2f01b122d7c78a9e842a126ef168afb279552b (diff)
Merge tag 'kbuild-v4.18' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/masahiroy/linux-kbuild
Pull Kbuild updates from Masahiro Yamada: - improve fixdep to coalesce consecutive slashes in dep-files - fix some issues of the maintainer string generation in deb-pkg script - remove unused CONFIG_HAVE_UNDERSCORE_SYMBOL_PREFIX and clean-up several tools and linker scripts - clean-up modpost - allow to enable the dead code/data elimination for PowerPC in EXPERT mode - improve two coccinelle scripts for better performance - pass endianness and machine size flags to sparse for all architecture - misc fixes * tag 'kbuild-v4.18' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/masahiroy/linux-kbuild: (25 commits) kbuild: add machine size to CHECKFLAGS kbuild: add endianness flag to CHEKCFLAGS kbuild: $(CHECK) doesnt need NOSTDINC_FLAGS twice scripts: Fixed printf format mismatch scripts/tags.sh: use `find` for $ALLSOURCE_ARCHS generation coccinelle: deref_null: improve performance coccinelle: mini_lock: improve performance powerpc: Allow LD_DEAD_CODE_DATA_ELIMINATION to be selected kbuild: Allow LD_DEAD_CODE_DATA_ELIMINATION to be selectable if enabled kbuild: LD_DEAD_CODE_DATA_ELIMINATION no -ffunction-sections/-fdata-sections for module build kbuild: Fix asm-generic/vmlinux.lds.h for LD_DEAD_CODE_DATA_ELIMINATION modpost: constify *modname function argument where possible modpost: remove redundant is_vmlinux() test modpost: use strstarts() helper more widely modpost: pass struct elf_info pointer to get_modinfo() checkpatch: remove VMLINUX_SYMBOL() check vmlinux.lds.h: remove no-op macro VMLINUX_SYMBOL() kbuild: remove CONFIG_HAVE_UNDERSCORE_SYMBOL_PREFIX export.h: remove code for prefixing symbols with underscore depmod.sh: remove symbol prefix support ...
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diff --git a/init/Kconfig b/init/Kconfig
index 18b151f0ddc1..829a4c1117f2 100644
--- a/init/Kconfig
+++ b/init/Kconfig
@@ -1038,6 +1038,33 @@ config CC_OPTIMIZE_FOR_SIZE
+ bool
+ help
+ This requires that the arch annotates or otherwise protects
+ its external entry points from being discarded. Linker scripts
+ must also merge .text.*, .data.*, and .bss.* correctly into
+ output sections. Care must be taken not to pull in unrelated
+ sections (e.g., '.text.init'). Typically '.' in section names
+ is used to distinguish them from label names / C identifiers.
+ bool "Dead code and data elimination (EXPERIMENTAL)"
+ depends on EXPERT
+ help
+ Select this if the architecture wants to do dead code and
+ data elimination with the linker by compiling with
+ -ffunction-sections -fdata-sections, and linking with
+ --gc-sections.
+ This can reduce on disk and in-memory size of the kernel
+ code and static data, particularly for small configs and
+ on small systems. This has the possibility of introducing
+ silently broken kernel if the required annotations are not
+ present. This option is not well tested yet, so use at your
+ own risk.
config SYSCTL

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