Re: objtool warning in cfg80211_edmg_chandef_valid() with ThinLTO
From: Josh Poimboeuf
Date: Wed Aug 25 2021 - 01:30:41 EST
On Tue, Aug 24, 2021 at 02:19:07PM -0700, Nathan Chancellor wrote:
> On 8/24/2021 2:05 PM, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> > On Tue, Aug 24, 2021 at 01:08:58PM -0700, Nathan Chancellor wrote:
> > > The LLVM developers are under the impression that this is an issue with
> > > objtool; specifically quoting Eli Friedman:
> > >
> > > "The backend can, in general, create basic blocks that don't contain any
> > > instructions, and don't fall through to another block. A jump table entry
> > > can refer to such a block. I guess certain tools could be confused by this.
> > >
> > > If that's the issue, it should be possible to work around it using '-mllvm
> > > -trap-unreachable'."
> > So jump-tables are a weak point; ARM64 was having worse problems than
> > x86 there, they can't even locate them.
> > As to having a jump-table entry to an empty block and not falling
> > through; how are we supposed to know?
> Fair enough. It does make me wonder why LLVM does that.
> > Emitting them is a waste of space, so I'd say it's a compiler bug :-))
> Isn't it always? :)
> Turns out Nick brought up an issue very similar to this (unreachable
> conditions with switches) on LLVM's issue tracker
> (https://bugs.llvm.org/show_bug.cgi?id=50080) with the same workaround
> suggestion ('-mllvm -trap-unreachable') and there was no follow up after
> that so maybe that is one thing to look into once Nick is back online.
> > It's been brought up before; but perhaps we should look at an 'informal'
> > ABI for jump-tables ?
> Not a bad idea, especially if this has come up before.
This is definitely needed. Jump tables have always been a major thorn
in objtool's side. I think I volunteered to write up a proposal for the
linux-toolchains list but I've just been waaay too busy.