Commit ac031f26 authored by Theodore Ts'o's avatar Theodore Ts'o Committed by Sam Ravnborg

kbuild: add option for stripping modules while installing them

Add option for stripping modules while installing them.

This function adds support for stripping modules while they are being
installed.  CONFIG_DEBUG_KERNEL (which will probably become more
popular as developers use kdump) causes the size of the installed
modules to grow by a factor of 9 or so.

Some kernel package systems solve this problem by stripping the debug
information from /lib/modules after running "make modules_install",
but that may not work for people who are installing directly into
/lib/modules --- root partitions that were sized to handle 16 megs
worth of modules may not be quite so happy with 145 megs of modules,
so the "make modules_install" never succeeds.

This patch allows such users to request modules_install to strip the
modules as they are installed.
Signed-off-by: default avatar"Theodore Ts'o" <tytso@mit.edu>
Signed-off-by: default avatarSam Ravnborg <sam@ravnborg.org>
parent 468d9494
......@@ -1123,6 +1123,14 @@ The top Makefile exports the following variables:
$(INSTALL_MOD_PATH)/lib/modules/$(KERNELRELEASE). The user may
override this value on the command line if desired.
INSTALL_MOD_STRIP
If this variable is specified, will cause modules to be stripped
after they are installed. If INSTALL_MOD_STRIP is '1', then the
default option --strip-debug will be used. Otherwise,
INSTALL_MOD_STRIP will used as the option(s) to the strip command.
=== 8 Makefile language
The kernel Makefiles are designed to run with GNU Make. The Makefiles
......
......@@ -512,6 +512,23 @@ export INSTALL_PATH ?= /boot
MODLIB = $(INSTALL_MOD_PATH)/lib/modules/$(KERNELRELEASE)
export MODLIB
#
# INSTALL_MOD_STRIP, if defined, will cause modules to be
# stripped after they are installed. If INSTALL_MOD_STRIP is '1', then
# the default option --strip-debug will be used. Otherwise,
# INSTALL_MOD_STRIP will used as the options to the strip command.
ifdef INSTALL_MOD_STRIP
ifeq ($(INSTALL_MOD_STRIP),1)
mod_strip_cmd = $STRIP) --strip-debug
else
mod_strip_cmd = $(STRIP) $(INSTALL_MOD_STRIP)
endif # INSTALL_MOD_STRIP=1
else
mod_strip_cmd = true
endif # INSTALL_MOD_STRIP
export mod_strip_cmd
ifeq ($(KBUILD_EXTMOD),)
core-y += kernel/ mm/ fs/ ipc/ security/ crypto/ block/
......
......@@ -17,7 +17,7 @@ __modinst: $(modules)
@:
quiet_cmd_modules_install = INSTALL $@
cmd_modules_install = mkdir -p $(2); cp $@ $(2)
cmd_modules_install = mkdir -p $(2); cp $@ $(2) ; $(mod_strip_cmd) $(2)/$(notdir $@)
# Modules built outside the kernel source tree go into extra by default
INSTALL_MOD_DIR ?= extra
......
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