[PATCH v3 08/14] sparc: prefer __section from compiler_attributes.h

From: Nick Desaulniers
Date: Wed Aug 28 2019 - 18:56:23 EST

GCC unescapes escaped string section names while Clang does not. Because
__section uses the `#` stringification operator for the section name, it
doesn't need to be escaped.

Instead, we should:
1. Prefer __section(.section_name_no_quotes).
2. Only use __attribute__((__section__(".section"))) when creating the
section name via C preprocessor (see the definition of __define_initcall
in arch/um/include/shared/init.h).

This antipattern was found with:
$ grep -e __section\(\" -e __section__\(\" -r

See the discussions in:
Link: https://bugs.llvm.org/show_bug.cgi?id=42950
Link: https://marc.info/?l=linux-netdev&m=156412960619946&w=2
Link: https://github.com/ClangBuiltLinux/linux/issues/619
Acked-by: David S. Miller <davem@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Reported-by: Sedat Dilek <sedat.dilek@xxxxxxxxx>
Suggested-by: Josh Poimboeuf <jpoimboe@xxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Nick Desaulniers <ndesaulniers@xxxxxxxxxx>
arch/sparc/include/asm/cache.h | 2 +-
arch/sparc/kernel/btext.c | 2 +-
2 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/arch/sparc/include/asm/cache.h b/arch/sparc/include/asm/cache.h
index dcfd58118c11..9a9effdd01e2 100644
--- a/arch/sparc/include/asm/cache.h
+++ b/arch/sparc/include/asm/cache.h
@@ -21,6 +21,6 @@


-#define __read_mostly __attribute__((__section__(".data..read_mostly")))
+#define __read_mostly __section(.data..read_mostly)

#endif /* !(_SPARC_CACHE_H) */
diff --git a/arch/sparc/kernel/btext.c b/arch/sparc/kernel/btext.c
index 5869773f3dc4..b2eff8f8f27b 100644
--- a/arch/sparc/kernel/btext.c
+++ b/arch/sparc/kernel/btext.c
@@ -24,7 +24,7 @@ static void draw_byte_32(unsigned char *bits, unsigned int *base, int rb);
static void draw_byte_16(unsigned char *bits, unsigned int *base, int rb);
static void draw_byte_8(unsigned char *bits, unsigned int *base, int rb);

-#define __force_data __attribute__((__section__(".data")))
+#define __force_data __section(.data)

static int g_loc_X __force_data;
static int g_loc_Y __force_data;