Re: [PATCH] x86/pgtable: Always inline p4d_index
From: Nick Desaulniers
Date: Tue Dec 11 2018 - 18:09:06 EST
On Mon, Dec 10, 2018 at 3:46 PM Nathan Chancellor
> When building an allyesconfig build with Clang, the kernel fails to link
> arch/x86/platform/efi/efi_64.o because of a failed BUILD_BUG_ON:
> ld: arch/x86/platform/efi/efi_64.o: in function `efi_sync_low_kernel_mappings':
> (.text+0x8e5): undefined reference to `__compiletime_assert_277'
> Since there are several BUILD_BUG_ONs in efi_64.c, I isolated it down to
> the following:
> BUILD_BUG_ON(p4d_index(EFI_VA_END) != p4d_index(MODULES_END));
> After some research, it turns out that there is a new config option
> called NO_AUTO_INLINE, which adds '-fno-inline-functions' to
> KBUILD_CFLAGS so that the compiler does not auto inline small functions,
> which causes this BUILD_BUG_ON to fail because p4d_index is no longer an
> integer constant expression.
> According to the help text of the config, functions explicitly marked
> inline should still be inlined. As it turns out, GCC and Clang both
> support '-fno-inline-functions' but Clang only inlines functions when
> they are marked with an always inline annotation.
> Since it's expected that p4d_index should always be inlined so that its
> value can be evaluated at build time, mark it as __always_inline.
> : https://github.com/llvm-mirror/clang/blob/master/lib/Frontend/CompilerInvocation.cpp#L637-L656
(resending as text-plain; why does gmail silently switch it back to html...)
Just some top secret github-fu: this link is bound to break over time
as the source changes. While on that page, if you hit `y`, it's
hotkeyed to update the URL to pin it to a SHA. That is a little more
robust (the branch or even the tree could still disappear, or history
gets rewritten (hopefully not on a master branch, but I've seen it
happen accidentally (Firefox OS))).
This doesn't look like an invasive change to me, though I'm curious
about the usefulness of CONFIG_NO_AUTO_INLINE if the kernel is still
compiled at -O2.
Reviewed-by: Nick Desaulniers <ndesaulniers@xxxxxxxxxx>
Thanks for sending!
> Link: https://github.com/ClangBuiltLinux/linux/issues/256
> Signed-off-by: Nathan Chancellor <natechancellor@xxxxxxxxx>
> arch/x86/include/asm/pgtable.h | 2 +-
> 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
> diff --git a/arch/x86/include/asm/pgtable.h b/arch/x86/include/asm/pgtable.h
> index 40616e805292..f78e53382498 100644
> --- a/arch/x86/include/asm/pgtable.h
> +++ b/arch/x86/include/asm/pgtable.h
> @@ -918,7 +918,7 @@ static inline int p4d_bad(p4d_t p4d)
> #endif /* CONFIG_PGTABLE_LEVELS > 3 */
> -static inline unsigned long p4d_index(unsigned long address)
> +static __always_inline unsigned long p4d_index(unsigned long address)
> return (address >> P4D_SHIFT) & (PTRS_PER_P4D - 1);