[PATCH v3 RESEND 1/2] arm: lib: xor-neon: remove unnecessary GCC < 4.6 warning

From: Adrian Ratiu
Date: Mon Jan 18 2021 - 05:57:58 EST

From: Nathan Chancellor <natechancellor@xxxxxxxxx>

Drop warning because kernel now requires GCC >= v4.9 after
commit 6ec4476ac825 ("Raise gcc version requirement to 4.9")
and clarify that -ftree-vectorize now always needs enabling
for GCC by directly testing the presence of CONFIG_CC_IS_GCC.

Another reason to remove the warning is that Clang exposes
itself as GCC < 4.6 so it triggers the warning about GCC
which doesn't make much sense and risks misleading users.

As a side-note remark, -fttree-vectorize is on by default in
Clang, but it currently does not work (see linked issues).

Link: https://github.com/ClangBuiltLinux/linux/issues/496
Link: https://github.com/ClangBuiltLinux/linux/issues/503
Reported-by: Nick Desaulniers <ndesaulniers@xxxxxxxxxx>
Reviewed-by: Nick Desaulniers <ndesaulniers@xxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Nathan Chancellor <natechancellor@xxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Adrian Ratiu <adrian.ratiu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
arch/arm/lib/xor-neon.c | 9 +--------
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 8 deletions(-)

diff --git a/arch/arm/lib/xor-neon.c b/arch/arm/lib/xor-neon.c
index b99dd8e1c93f..e1e76186ec23 100644
--- a/arch/arm/lib/xor-neon.c
+++ b/arch/arm/lib/xor-neon.c
@@ -19,15 +19,8 @@ MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
* -ftree-vectorize) to attempt to exploit implicit parallelism and emit
* NEON instructions.
-#if __GNUC__ > 4 || (__GNUC__ == 4 && __GNUC_MINOR__ >= 6)
#pragma GCC optimize "tree-vectorize"
- * While older versions of GCC do not generate incorrect code, they fail to
- * recognize the parallel nature of these functions, and emit plain ARM code,
- * which is known to be slower than the optimized ARM code in asm-arm/xor.h.
- */
-#warning This code requires at least version 4.6 of GCC

#pragma GCC diagnostic ignored "-Wunused-variable"