[OE-core] [PATCH] insane: Rationalise phdrs-based QA checks

Khem Raj raj.khem at gmail.com
Thu Oct 18 06:19:23 UTC 2012

On Oct 17, 2012, at 1:39 PM, Phil Blundell <philb at gnu.org> wrote:

> On Tue, 2012-10-16 at 20:14 +0100, Phil Blundell wrote:
>> On Tue, 2012-10-16 at 11:29 -0700, Saul Wold wrote:
>>> On 10/15/2012 03:32 AM, Phil Blundell wrote:
>>>> On Sun, 2012-10-14 at 14:45 -0700, Saul Wold wrote:
>>>>> On 10/01/2012 10:29 AM, Phil Blundell wrote:
>>>>>> Various different QA checks are based on essentially the same data from
>>>>>> the ELF program headers.  Calling objdump to extract it repeatedly is
>>>>>> inefficient, particularly if the shell is involved.  Instead, let's
>>>>>> cache the output from objdump inside the qa.elf object and allow it to
>>>>>> be reused by multiple tests.
>>>>>> Also, using objdump instead of scanelf to check for bad RPATHs (in the
>>>>>> same way that the useless-rpaths check was doing already) allows the
>>>>>> dependency on pax-utils-native to be dropped.
>>>>> This seems to be failing for a QemuArm build of world, specifically
>>>>> lsbsetup, quilt, sysvinit, and foomatic-filters seems like its failing
>>>>> on symlinks.
>>>> I wasn't able to complete a build of world successfully due to some
>>>> unrelated-looking breakage in xserver-xorg, but I did reproduce this
>>>> problem by building quilt by hand.  The attached patch fixes it for me.
>>> This is better, but I found another failure:
>>>> ERROR: Error executing a python function in /intel/distro/meta/recipes-devtools/qemu/qemu_1.2.0.bb:
>>>> ExecutionError: Execution of '/intel/poky/builds/world/tmp/sysroots/x86_64-linux/usr/bin/armv5te-poky-linux-gnueabi/arm-poky-linux-gnueabi-objdump -p /intel/poky/builds/world/tmp/work/armv5te-poky-linux-gnueabi/qemu-1.2.0-r3/packages-split/qemu/usr/share/qemu/palcode-clipper' failed with exit code 1:
>>>> /intel/poky/builds/world/tmp/sysroots/x86_64-linux/usr/bin/armv5te-poky-linux-gnueabi/arm-poky-linux-gnueabi-objdump: /intel/poky/builds/world/tmp/work/armv5te-poky-linux-gnueabi/qemu-1.2.0-r3/packages-split/qemu/usr/share/qemu/palcode-clipper: File format not recognized
>>> When I run file:
>>> /intel/poky/builds/world/tmp/work/armv5te-poky-linux-gnueabi/qemu-1.2.0-r3/packages-split/qemu/usr/share/qemu/palcode-clipper: 
>>> ELF 64-bit LSB executable, Alpha (unofficial), version 1 (SYSV), 
>>> statically linked, not stripped
>>> I was building qemuarm, but I had a done a qemuppc build earlier also.
>> Well, that's a bit weird.  It seems as though you have somehow gotten an
>> Alpha binary installed, which isn't appropriate for either qemuarm or
>> qemuppc.  In fact I don't think we support alpha in oe-core at all so
>> it's a bit of a mystery how it would have been built in the first place.
>> On the one hand, this is a genuine problem and it's good that the QA
>> check is diagnosing it.  On the other hand, it probably oughtn't to be
>> diagnosing it by means of an objdump failure (and I think there is
>> already a dedicated check for wrong ELF arch anyway).  So probably the
>> right thing to do is just trap exceptions around running objdump and
>> ignore any files that it doesn't understand.
> So, it turns out that:
> a) qemu is deliberately turning off the "wrong ELF architecture" check,
> which implies that it wants to ship these foreign-architecture binaries.
> It's not clear to me why this is a useful thing to do, but still.
> b) if binutils is configured for qemux86 then it is quite happy to let
> you run "objdump -p" on alpha and sparc binaries, which is what I would
> have expected.  If it is configured for qemuarm then, for reasons which
> are mysterious to me, you get "File format not recognised" in that
> situation.

we should add --enable-targets=all --with-64-bit-bfd and that should build all possible BFDs into binutils
and then it will be able to dump different architectures. 

> Anyway, we clearly shouldn't get a failure in that situation.  The
> attached patch causes qa.py to trap errors from objdump and just return
> a null output, which is pretty much what the calling code will expect.
> p.
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