Re: [PATCH -tip v3 09/11] data_race: Avoid nested statement expression

From: Arnd Bergmann
Date: Tue May 26 2020 - 15:01:26 EST

On Tue, May 26, 2020 at 7:33 PM 'Marco Elver' via Clang Built Linux
<clang-built-linux@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Tue, 26 May 2020, Marco Elver wrote:
> > On Tue, 26 May 2020 at 14:19, Arnd Bergmann <arnd@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Note that an 'allyesconfig' selects KASAN and not KCSAN by default.
> > But I think that's not relevant, since KCSAN-specific code was removed
> > from ONCEs. In general though, it is entirely expected that we have a
> > bit longer compile times when we have the instrumentation passes
> > enabled.
> >
> > But as you pointed out, that's irrelevant, and the significant
> > overhead is from parsing and pre-processing. FWIW, we can probably
> > optimize Clang itself a bit:
> >
> Found that optimizing __unqual_scalar_typeof makes a noticeable
> difference. We could use C11's _Generic if the compiler supports it (and
> all supported versions of Clang certainly do).
> Could you verify if the below patch improves compile-times for you? E.g.
> on fs/ocfs2/journal.c I was able to get ~40% compile-time speedup.

Yes, that brings both the preprocessed size and the time to preprocess it
with clang-11 back to where it is in mainline, and close to the speed with
gcc-10 for this particular file.

I also cross-checked with gcc-4.9 and gcc-10 and found that they do see
the same increase in the preprocessor output, but it makes little difference
for preprocessing performance on gcc.