Re: [STABLE BACKPORT 4.4.y, 4.9.y and 4.14.y] compiler.h: Raise minimum version of GCC to 5.1 for arm64
From: Nathan Chancellor
Date: Tue Jan 19 2021 - 18:32:49 EST
On Tue, Jan 19, 2021 at 02:15:43PM -0800, Nick Desaulniers wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 18, 2021 at 5:54 AM Will Deacon <will@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > commit dca5244d2f5b94f1809f0c02a549edf41ccd5493 upstream.
> > GCC versions >= 4.9 and < 5.1 have been shown to emit memory references
> > beyond the stack pointer, resulting in memory corruption if an interrupt
> > is taken after the stack pointer has been adjusted but before the
> > reference has been executed. This leads to subtle, infrequent data
> > corruption such as the EXT4 problems reported by Russell King at the
> > link below.
> > Life is too short for buggy compilers, so raise the minimum GCC version
> > required by arm64 to 5.1.
> > Reported-by: Russell King <linux@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Suggested-by: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@xxxxxxxxxx>
> > Signed-off-by: Will Deacon <will@xxxxxxxxxx>
> > Tested-by: Nathan Chancellor <natechancellor@xxxxxxxxx>
> > Reviewed-by: Nick Desaulniers <ndesaulniers@xxxxxxxxxx>
> > Reviewed-by: Nathan Chancellor <natechancellor@xxxxxxxxx>
> > Acked-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Cc: <stable@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> # 4.4.y, 4.9.y and 4.14.y only
> > Cc: Theodore Ts'o <tytso@xxxxxxx>
> > Cc: Florian Weimer <fweimer@xxxxxxxxxx>
> > Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Cc: Nick Desaulniers <ndesaulniers@xxxxxxxxxx>
> > Link: https://lore.kernel.org/r/20210105154726.GD1551@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Link: https://lore.kernel.org/r/20210112224832.10980-1-will@xxxxxxxxxx
> > Signed-off-by: Catalin Marinas <catalin.marinas@xxxxxxx>
> > [will: backport to 4.4.y/4.9.y/4.14.y]
> Merging this from stable into "Android Common Kernel" trees that were
> built with AOSP GCC 4.9, I expect this to break some builds. Arnd,
> IIRC did you mention that AOSP GCC had picked up a fix? If so, did
> you verify that via disassembly, or gerrit patch file?
> (AOSP GCC 4.9: https://android.googlesource.com/platform/prebuilts/gcc/linux-x86/aarch64/aarch64-linux-android-4.9/
> master branch, roll back a few commits).
> It looks like AOSP GCC `#defines __android__ 1`.
It seems like this is the source for that toolchain?
If so, it looks like that patch was picked up in this commit.