[PATCH v2 5/5] gcc-plugins/stackleak: Add 'verbose' plugin parameter
keescook at chromium.org
Wed Jun 24 10:41:16 EDT 2020
On Wed, Jun 24, 2020 at 04:09:20PM +0300, Alexander Popov wrote:
> On 24.06.2020 15:53, Luis Chamberlain wrote:
> > On Wed, Jun 24, 2020 at 03:33:30PM +0300, Alexander Popov wrote:
> >> Add 'verbose' plugin parameter for stackleak gcc plugin.
> >> It can be used for printing additional info about the kernel code
> >> instrumentation.
> >> For using it add the following to scripts/Makefile.gcc-plugins:
> >> gcc-plugin-cflags-$(CONFIG_GCC_PLUGIN_STACKLEAK) \
> >> += -fplugin-arg-stackleak_plugin-verbose
> > Would be nice if we instead could pass an argument to make which lets
> > us enable this.
> This feature is useful only for debugging stackleak gcc plugin.
> The cflag that enables it is similar to -fplugin-arg-structleak_plugin-verbose,
> which is used for debugging the structleak plugin.
> This debugging feature clutters the kernel build output, I don't think that many
> people will use it. So IMO creating a separate argument for make is not really
Yup, agreed. The precedent for plugin verbosity is via CONFIGs. They're
not really general purpose enough to justify a "make" argument.
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