On Wed, Mar 07, 2018 at 12:11:41PM -0800, Frank Rowand wrote: > I initially misread the patch description (and imagined an entirely > different problem). > > > On 03/07/18 06:06, James Hogan wrote: > > On dtb files which contain hyphens, the dt_S_dtb command to build the> > > dtb.S files (which allow DTB files to be built into the kernel) results> in > > errors like the following:> > bcm3368-netgear-cvg834g.dtb.S: Assembler > > messages:> bcm3368-netgear-cvg834g.dtb.S:5: Error: : no such section> > > bcm3368-netgear-cvg834g.dtb.S:5: Error: junk at end of line, first > > unrecognized character is `-'> bcm3368-netgear-cvg834g.dtb.S:6: Error: > > unrecognized opcode `__dtb_bcm3368-netgear-cvg834g_begin:'> > > bcm3368-netgear-cvg834g.dtb.S:8: Error: unrecognized opcode > > `__dtb_bcm3368-netgear-cvg834g_end:'> bcm3368-netgear-cvg834g.dtb.S:9: > > Error: : no such section> bcm3368-netgear-cvg834g.dtb.S:9: Error: junk at > > end of line, first unrecognized character is `-' > Please replace the following section: > > > This is due to the hyphen being used in symbol names. Replace all > > hyphens > > with underscores in the dt_S_dtb command to avoid this problem. > > > > Quite a lot of dts files have hyphens, but its only a problem on MIPS > > where such files can be built into the kernel. For example when > > CONFIG_DT_NETGEAR_CVG834G=y, or on BMIPS kernels when the dtbs target is > > used (in the latter case it admitedly shouldn't really build all the > > dtb.o files, but thats a separate issue). > > with: > > cmd_dt_S_dtb constructs the assembly source to incorporate a devicetree > FDT (that is, the .dtb file) as binary data in the kernel image. > This assembly source contains labels before and after the binary data. > The label names incorporate the file name of the corresponding .dtb > file. Hyphens are not legal characters in labels, so transform all > hyphens from the file name to underscores when constructing the labels.
Thanks, that is clearer. I'll keep the paragraph about MIPS and the example configuration though, as I think its important information to reproduce the problem, and to justify why it wouldn't be appropriate to just rename the files (which was my first reaction). > Reviewed-by: Frank Rowand <frowand.l...@gmail.com> Thanks James
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