Re: [PATCH v6 0/9] ftrace with regs + live patching for ppc64 LE (ABI v2)

From: Torsten Duwe
Date: Thu Jan 28 2016 - 06:19:21 EST

On Thu, Jan 28, 2016 at 02:31:58PM +1100, Michael Ellerman wrote:
> Looking at GCC history it looks like the fix is in 4.9.0 and anything later.

Good. But 4.8.5 has a buggy -mprofile-kernel, and there will be no 4.8.6, Bad.

> But a version check doesn't work with patched distro/vendor toolchains. So we
> probably need some sort of runtime check.


/bin/echo -e '#include <linux/compiler.h>\nnotrace int func() { return 0; }' |
gcc -D__KERNEL__ -Iinclude -p -mprofile-kernel -x c -O2 - -S -o - | grep mcount

should be empty. If it yields "bl _mcount" your compiler is buggy.
I haven't looked at the kernel's "autoconf" yet, but it's probably capable
of testing this.