Re: [tip:x86/seves] BUILD SUCCESS WITH WARNING e6eb15c9ba3165698488ae5c34920eea20eaa38e

From: Mark Rutland
Date: Thu Sep 17 2020 - 07:36:14 EST

On Wed, Sep 16, 2020 at 10:30:42PM +0100, Daniel Kiss wrote:
> Thanks for the summary -- yeah, that was my suspicion, that some
> attribute was being lost somewhere. And I think if we generalize this,
> and don't just try to attach "frame-pointer" attr to the function, we
> probably also solve the BTI issue that Mark still pointed out with
> these module_ctor/dtors.
> I was trying to see if there was a generic way to attach all the
> common attributes to the function generated here:
> ModuleUtils.cpp#L122
> -- but we probably can't attach all attributes, and need to remove a
> bunch of them again like the sanitizers (or alternatively just select
> the ones we need). But, I'm still digging for the function that
> attaches all the common attributes…
> We had the problem with not just the sanitisers. Same problem pops with
> functions
> that created elsewhere in clang (e.g _clang_call_terminate ) or llvm.
> In case of BTI the flag even controllable by function attributes which makes it
> more trickier so
> the module flags found the only reliable way to pass this information down.
> Scanning existing functions is fragile for data only compilation units for
> example.
> Our solution, not generic enough but might help.

Thanks for the pointer -- I've subscribed to that now.

Just to check my understanding, is the issue that generated functions
don't implicitly get function attributes like
"branch-target-enforcement", and so the BTI insertion pass skips those?

I'm guessing that it's unlikely this'll be fixed for an LLVM 11 release?
On the kernel side I guess we'll have to guard affected features as
being incompatible with BTI until there's a viable fix on the compiler
side. :/