Re: [PATCH v3 3/3] powerpc/prom_init: Use -ffreestanding to avoid a reference to bcmp
From: Nathan Chancellor
Date: Thu Sep 12 2019 - 01:43:13 EST
On Wed, Sep 11, 2019 at 02:01:59PM -0700, Nick Desaulniers wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 11, 2019 at 11:21 AM Nathan Chancellor
> <natechancellor@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > r370454 gives LLVM the ability to convert certain loops into a reference
> > to bcmp as an optimization; this breaks prom_init_check.sh:
> > CALL arch/powerpc/kernel/prom_init_check.sh
> > Error: External symbol 'bcmp' referenced from prom_init.c
> > make: *** [arch/powerpc/kernel/Makefile:196: prom_init_check] Error 1
> > bcmp is defined in lib/string.c as a wrapper for memcmp so this could be
> > added to the whitelist. However, commit 450e7dd4001f ("powerpc/prom_init:
> > don't use string functions from lib/") copied memcmp as prom_memcmp to
> > avoid KASAN instrumentation so having bcmp be resolved to regular memcmp
> > would break that assumption. Furthermore, because the compiler is the
> > one that inserted bcmp, we cannot provide something like prom_bcmp.
> > To prevent LLVM from being clever with optimizations like this, use
> > -ffreestanding to tell LLVM we are not hosted so it is not free to make
> > transformations like this.
> > Link: https://github.com/ClangBuiltLinux/linux/issues/647
> > Link: https://github.com/llvm/llvm-project/commit/5c9f3cfec78f9e9ae013de9a0d092a68e3e79e002
> The above link doesn't work for me (HTTP 404). PEBKAC?
Not really sure how an extra 2 got added on the end of that... Must have
screwed up in vim somehow.
I can resend unless the maintainer is able to fix that up when it gets