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Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2019 09:20:05 -0800
From: Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>
To: Masahiro Yamada <yamada.masahiro@...ionext.com>
Cc: linux-kbuild <linux-kbuild@...r.kernel.org>, 
	Kernel Hardening <kernel-hardening@...ts.openwall.com>, Emese Revfy <re.emese@...il.com>, 
	LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>, Michal Marek <michal.lkml@...kovi.net>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/2] kbuild: simplify GCC plugin build rules

On Fri, Jan 11, 2019 at 1:19 AM Masahiro Yamada
<yamada.masahiro@...ionext.com> wrote:
>
> GCC-plugin is the only user of the shared library build rules in
> scripts/Makefile.host. Hence, those rules do not need to be treewide
> available.
>
> The build rules in scripts/Makefile.host are written in a too generic
> way. I guess the main reason is because commit 24403874316a ("Shared
> library support") revived the code ripped off by commit 62e2210798ed
> ("kbuild: drop shared library support from Makefile.host").
>
> Currently, every plugin is built from a single C file. So, all we need
> is a pattern rule to create %.so from %.c.

What'll it look like if we get a multi-file plugin in the future?
There are existing out-of-tree plugins that this change may make
porting more difficult...

-- 
Kees Cook

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