Re: [PATCH RFC 2/3] samples/bpf: Add define __EMITTING_BPF__ when building BPF

From: Daniel Borkmann
Date: Fri Jun 16 2017 - 06:24:17 EST

On 06/16/2017 12:35 AM, David Daney wrote:
... this allows gating of inline assembly code that causes llvm to
fail when emitting BPF.

Signed-off-by: David Daney <david.daney@xxxxxxxxxx>

I don't have a better idea at the moment, perhaps there could be
a clang rewrite plugin that would ignore all inline assembly code
since this is never used from BPF progs. Hmm. Really ugly that
we have to add this __EMITTING_BPF__ into arch asm files, but I
don't have a better idea for an immediate workaround right now ...
I would really prefer if we could avoid just for the sake of the
kernel samples going down the road of adding a !defined(__EMITTING_BPF__)
into a uapi asm header for mips, though. Is this coming from
networking sample code or rather tracing?

samples/bpf/Makefile | 8 ++++----
1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

diff --git a/samples/bpf/Makefile b/samples/bpf/Makefile
index a0561dc762fe..4979e6b56662 100644
--- a/samples/bpf/Makefile
+++ b/samples/bpf/Makefile
@@ -193,12 +193,12 @@ $(src)/*.c: verify_target_bpf

$(obj)/tracex5_kern.o: $(obj)/syscall_nrs.h

-# asm/sysreg.h - inline assembly used by it is incompatible with llvm.
-# But, there is no easy way to fix it, so just exclude it since it is
-# useless for BPF samples.
+# __EMITTING_BPF__ used to exclude inline assembly, which cannot be
+# emitted in BPF code.
$(obj)/%.o: $(src)/%.c
- -D__KERNEL__ -D__ASM_SYSREG_H -Wno-unused-value -Wno-pointer-sign \
+ -Wno-unused-value -Wno-pointer-sign \
-Wno-compare-distinct-pointer-types \
-Wno-gnu-variable-sized-type-not-at-end \
-Wno-address-of-packed-member -Wno-tautological-compare \