Re: [PATCH] This continues from this commit: 52f5684c8e1e ("kernel: use macros from compiler.h instead of __attribute__((...))")

From: Herbert Xu
Date: Sat Dec 31 2016 - 04:04:51 EST

On Sat, Dec 31, 2016 at 06:11:13AM +0530, gidisrael@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
> From: Gideon Israel Dsouza <gidisrael@xxxxxxxxx>
> Very sorry about the previous broken patch. Here is an updated one.
> I submitted 4 total patches. They are part of task I've taken up to
> increase compiler portability in the kernel. I've cleaned up the
> subsystems under /kernel /mm /block and /security, this patch targets
> /crypto.
> There is <linux/compiler.h> which provides macros for various gcc specific
> constructs. Eg: __weak for __attribute__((weak)). I've cleaned all
> instances of gcc specific attributes with the right macros for the crypto
> subsystem.
> I had to make one additional change into compiler-gcc.h for the case when
> one wants to use this: __attribute__((aligned) and not specify an alignment
> factor. From the gcc docs, this will result in the largest alignment for
> that data type on the target machine so I've named the macro
> __aligned_largest. Please advise if another name is more appropriate.
> RFC: There are many places where __attribute((unused)) is used. There are
> two macros for the exact same macro inside compiler-gcc.h:
> __always_unused and __maybe_unused. I'm not sure which to have used to
> replace instances inside /crypto. Should there perhaps be just an unused
> macro. There are 1830 instances of __maybe_unused inside the kernel
> code and 110 uses of__always_unused excluding my changes.
> Signed-off-by: Gideon Israel Dsouza <gidisrael@xxxxxxxxx>

Please send crypto patches to linux-crypto@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

> static void crypto_ablkcipher_show(struct seq_file *m, struct crypto_alg *alg)
> - __attribute__ ((unused));
> + __always_unused;

You should use __maybe_unused.

Email: Herbert Xu <herbert@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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