Re: [PATCH] compiler: enable CONFIG_OPTIMIZE_INLINING forcibly

From: Stefan Wahren
Date: Sat Oct 12 2019 - 06:21:38 EST


Am 03.10.19 um 18:36 schrieb Will Deacon:
> On Wed, Oct 02, 2019 at 01:39:40PM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
>> On Wed, Oct 2, 2019 at 5:56 AM Geert Uytterhoeven <geert@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>> Then use the C preprocessor to force the inlining. I'm sorry it's not
>>>> as pretty as static inline functions.
>>> Which makes us lose the baby^H^H^H^Htype checking performed
>>> on function parameters, requiring to add more ugly checks.
>> I'm 100% agreed on this.
>> If the inline change is being pushed by people who say "you should
>> have used macros instead if you wanted inlining", then I will just
>> revert that stupid commit that is causing problems.
>> No, the preprocessor is not the answer.
>> That said, code that relies on inlining for _correctness_ should use
>> "__always_inline" and possibly even have a comment about why.
>> But I am considering just undoing commit 9012d011660e ("compiler:
>> allow all arches to enable CONFIG_OPTIMIZE_INLINING") entirely. The
>> advantages are questionable, and when the advantages are balanced
>> against actual regressions and the arguments are "use macros", that
>> just shows how badly thought out this was.
> It's clear that opinions are divided on this issue, but you can add
> an enthusiastic:
> Acked-by: Will Deacon <will@xxxxxxxxxx>
> if you go ahead with the revert. I'm all for allowing the compiler to
> make its own inlining decisions, but not when the potential for
> miscompilation isn't fully understood and the proposed alternatives turn
> the source into an unreadable mess. Perhaps we can do something different
> for 5.5 (arch opt-in? clang only? invert the logic? work to move functions
> over to __always_inline /before/ flipping the CONFIG option? ...?)

what's the status on this?

In need to prepare my pull requests for 5.5 and all recent kernelci
targets (including linux-next) with bcm2835_defconfig are still broken.


> Will