|author||Laura Abbott <email@example.com>||2018-07-05 17:49:37 -0700|
|committer||Masahiro Yamada <firstname.lastname@example.org>||2018-07-18 01:18:05 +0900|
kbuild: Add build salt to the kernel and modules
In Fedora, the debug information is packaged separately (foo-debuginfo) and can be installed separately. There's been a long standing issue where only one version of a debuginfo info package can be installed at a time. There's been an effort for Fedora for parallel debuginfo to rectify this problem. Part of the requirement to allow parallel debuginfo to work is that build ids are unique between builds. The existing upstream rpm implementation ensures this by re-calculating the build-id using the version and release as a seed. This doesn't work 100% for the kernel because of the vDSO which is its own binary and doesn't get updated when embedded. Fix this by adding some data in an ELF note for both the kernel and modules. The data is controlled via a Kconfig option so distributions can set it to an appropriate value to ensure uniqueness between builds. Suggested-by: Masahiro Yamada <email@example.com> Signed-off-by: Laura Abbott <firstname.lastname@example.org> Signed-off-by: Masahiro Yamada <email@example.com>
Diffstat (limited to 'init')
2 files changed, 12 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/init/Kconfig b/init/Kconfig
index 041f3a022122..d39b31484c52 100644
@@ -107,6 +107,15 @@ config LOCALVERSION_AUTO
which is done within the script "scripts/setlocalversion".)
+ string "Build ID Salt"
+ default ""
+ The build ID is used to link binaries and their debug info. Setting
+ this option will use the value in the calculation of the build id.
+ This is mostly useful for distributions which want to ensure the
+ build is unique between builds. It's safe to leave the default.
diff --git a/init/version.c b/init/version.c
index bfb4e3f4955e..ef4012ec4375 100644
@@ -7,6 +7,7 @@
@@ -49,3 +50,5 @@ const char linux_proc_banner =
"%s version %s"
" (" LINUX_COMPILE_BY "@" LINUX_COMPILE_HOST ")"
" (" LINUX_COMPILER ") %s\n";