Re: [PATCH] ovs: datapath: hide clang frame-overflow warnings

From: David Miller
Date: Wed Jul 24 2019 - 18:45:39 EST

From: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 17:00:01 +0200

> Some functions in the datapath code are factored out so that each
> one has a stack frame smaller than 1024 bytes with gcc. However,
> when compiling with clang, the functions are inlined more aggressively
> and combined again so we get
> net/openvswitch/datapath.c:1124:12: error: stack frame size of 1528 bytes in function 'ovs_flow_cmd_set' [-Werror,-Wframe-larger-than=]
> Marking both get_flow_actions() and ovs_nla_init_match_and_action()
> as 'noinline_for_stack' gives us the same behavior that we see with
> gcc, and no warning. Note that this does not mean we actually use
> less stack, as the functions call each other, and we still get
> three copies of the large 'struct sw_flow_key' type on the stack.
> The comment tells us that this was previously considered safe,
> presumably since the netlink parsing functions are called with
> a known backchain that does not also use a lot of stack space.
> Fixes: 9cc9a5cb176c ("datapath: Avoid using stack larger than 1024.")
> Signed-off-by: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@xxxxxxxx>

Applied, thanks Arnd.