My main motivation of this commit is to clean up scripts/Kbuild.include
Currently, CONFIG_TRIM_UNUSED_KSYMS works with a tricky gimmick;
possibly exported symbols are detected by letting $(CPP) replace
EXPORT_SYMBOL* with a special string '=== __KSYM_*===', which is
post-processed by sed, and passed to fixdep. The extra preprocessing
is costly, and hacking cmd_and_fixdep is ugly.
I came up with a new way to find exported symbols; insert a dummy
symbol __ksym_marker_* to each potentially exported symbol. Those
dummy symbols are picked up by $(NM), post-processed by sed, then
appended to .*.cmd files. I collected the post-process part to a
new shell script scripts/gen_ksymdeps.sh for readability. The dummy
symbols are put into the .discard.* section so that the linker
script rips them off the final vmlinux or modules.
A nice side-effect is building with CONFIG_TRIM_UNUSED_KSYMS will
be much faster.
Signed-off-by: Masahiro Yamada <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Reviewed-by: Nicolas Pitre <email@example.com>