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* [PATCH] compiler: Don't perform compiletime_assert with -O0.
@ 2017-08-29 23:01 Joe Stringer
  2017-08-30 10:26 ` Michal Nazarewicz
  2017-08-30 22:59 ` Andrew Morton
  0 siblings, 2 replies; 7+ messages in thread
From: Joe Stringer @ 2017-08-29 23:01 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: linux-kernel
  Cc: Ian Abbott, Arnd Bergmann, Michal Nazarewicz, Kees Cook, Andrew Morton

Recent changes[0] to make use of __compiletime_assert() from
container_of() increased the usage of this macro, allowing developers to
notice type conflicts in usage of container_of() at compile time.
However, the implementation of __compiletime_assert relies on compiler
optimizations to report an error. This means that if a developer uses
"-O0" with any code that performs container_of(), the compiler will
always report an error regardless of whether there is an actual problem
in the code.

This patch disables compile_time_assert when optimizations are disabled
to allow such code to compile with CFLAGS="-O0".

Example compilation failure:

./include/linux/compiler.h:547:38: error: call to ‘__compiletime_assert_94’ declared with attribute error: pointer type mismatch in container_of()
  _compiletime_assert(condition, msg, __compiletime_assert_, __LINE__)
                                      ^
./include/linux/compiler.h:530:4: note: in definition of macro ‘__compiletime_assert’
    prefix ## suffix();    \
    ^~~~~~
./include/linux/compiler.h:547:2: note: in expansion of macro ‘_compiletime_assert’
  _compiletime_assert(condition, msg, __compiletime_assert_, __LINE__)
  ^~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
./include/linux/build_bug.h:46:37: note: in expansion of macro ‘compiletime_assert’
 #define BUILD_BUG_ON_MSG(cond, msg) compiletime_assert(!(cond), msg)
                                     ^~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
./include/linux/kernel.h:860:2: note: in expansion of macro ‘BUILD_BUG_ON_MSG’
  BUILD_BUG_ON_MSG(!__same_type(*(ptr), ((type *)0)->member) && \
  ^~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

[0] http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20170525120316.24473-7-abbotti@mev.co.uk

Signed-off-by: Joe Stringer <joe@ovn.org>
Cc: Ian Abbott <abbotti@mev.co.uk>
Cc: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de>
Cc: Michal Nazarewicz <mina86@mina86.com>
Cc: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>
Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
---
 include/linux/compiler.h | 6 +++++-
 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/include/linux/compiler.h b/include/linux/compiler.h
index eca8ad75e28b..b67e5ec9b810 100644
--- a/include/linux/compiler.h
+++ b/include/linux/compiler.h
@@ -517,7 +517,8 @@ static __always_inline void __write_once_size(volatile void *p, void *res, int s
 # define __compiletime_error_fallback(condition) do { } while (0)
 #endif
 
-#define __compiletime_assert(condition, msg, prefix, suffix)		\
+#ifdef __OPTIMIZE__
+# define __compiletime_assert(condition, msg, prefix, suffix)		\
 	do {								\
 		bool __cond = !(condition);				\
 		extern void prefix ## suffix(void) __compiletime_error(msg); \
@@ -525,6 +526,9 @@ static __always_inline void __write_once_size(volatile void *p, void *res, int s
 			prefix ## suffix();				\
 		__compiletime_error_fallback(__cond);			\
 	} while (0)
+#else
+# define __compiletime_assert(condition, msg, prefix, suffix)
+#endif
 
 #define _compiletime_assert(condition, msg, prefix, suffix) \
 	__compiletime_assert(condition, msg, prefix, suffix)
-- 
2.14.1

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* Re: [PATCH] compiler: Don't perform compiletime_assert with -O0.
  2017-08-29 23:01 [PATCH] compiler: Don't perform compiletime_assert with -O0 Joe Stringer
@ 2017-08-30 10:26 ` Michal Nazarewicz
  2017-08-30 18:03   ` Joe Stringer
  2017-08-30 22:59 ` Andrew Morton
  1 sibling, 1 reply; 7+ messages in thread
From: Michal Nazarewicz @ 2017-08-30 10:26 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Joe Stringer, linux-kernel
  Cc: Ian Abbott, Arnd Bergmann, Kees Cook, Andrew Morton

On Tue, Aug 29 2017, Joe Stringer wrote:
> Recent changes[0] to make use of __compiletime_assert() from
> container_of() increased the usage of this macro, allowing developers to
> notice type conflicts in usage of container_of() at compile time.
> However, the implementation of __compiletime_assert relies on compiler
> optimizations to report an error. This means that if a developer uses
> "-O0" with any code that performs container_of(), the compiler will
> always report an error regardless of whether there is an actual problem
> in the code.
>
> This patch disables compile_time_assert when optimizations are disabled
> to allow such code to compile with CFLAGS="-O0".
>
> Example compilation failure:
>
> ./include/linux/compiler.h:547:38: error: call to ‘__compiletime_assert_94’ declared with attribute error: pointer type mismatch in container_of()
>   _compiletime_assert(condition, msg, __compiletime_assert_, __LINE__)
>                                       ^
> ./include/linux/compiler.h:530:4: note: in definition of macro ‘__compiletime_assert’
>     prefix ## suffix();    \
>     ^~~~~~
> ./include/linux/compiler.h:547:2: note: in expansion of macro ‘_compiletime_assert’
>   _compiletime_assert(condition, msg, __compiletime_assert_, __LINE__)
>   ^~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> ./include/linux/build_bug.h:46:37: note: in expansion of macro ‘compiletime_assert’
>  #define BUILD_BUG_ON_MSG(cond, msg) compiletime_assert(!(cond), msg)
>                                      ^~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> ./include/linux/kernel.h:860:2: note: in expansion of macro ‘BUILD_BUG_ON_MSG’
>   BUILD_BUG_ON_MSG(!__same_type(*(ptr), ((type *)0)->member) && \
>   ^~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>
> [0] http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20170525120316.24473-7-abbotti@mev.co.uk
>
> Signed-off-by: Joe Stringer <joe@ovn.org>
> Cc: Ian Abbott <abbotti@mev.co.uk>
> Cc: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de>
> Cc: Michal Nazarewicz <mina86@mina86.com>
> Cc: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>
> Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
> ---
>  include/linux/compiler.h | 6 +++++-
>  1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
>
> diff --git a/include/linux/compiler.h b/include/linux/compiler.h
> index eca8ad75e28b..b67e5ec9b810 100644
> --- a/include/linux/compiler.h
> +++ b/include/linux/compiler.h
> @@ -517,7 +517,8 @@ static __always_inline void __write_once_size(volatile void *p, void *res, int s
>  # define __compiletime_error_fallback(condition) do { } while (0)
>  #endif
>  
> -#define __compiletime_assert(condition, msg, prefix, suffix)		\
> +#ifdef __OPTIMIZE__
> +# define __compiletime_assert(condition, msg, prefix, suffix)		\
>  	do {								\
>  		bool __cond = !(condition);				\
>  		extern void prefix ## suffix(void) __compiletime_error(msg); \
> @@ -525,6 +526,9 @@ static __always_inline void __write_once_size(volatile void *p, void *res, int s
>  			prefix ## suffix();				\
>  		__compiletime_error_fallback(__cond);			\
>  	} while (0)
> +#else
> +# define __compiletime_assert(condition, msg, prefix, suffix)

+# define __compiletime_assert(condition, msg, prefix, suffix) \
+	do { } while (0)

With that fix, 

Acked-by: Michal Nazarewicz <mina86@mina86.com>

> +#endif
>  
>  #define _compiletime_assert(condition, msg, prefix, suffix) \
>  	__compiletime_assert(condition, msg, prefix, suffix)

-- 
Best regards
ミハウ “𝓶𝓲𝓷𝓪86” ナザレヴイツ
«If at first you don’t succeed, give up skydiving»

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* Re: [PATCH] compiler: Don't perform compiletime_assert with -O0.
  2017-08-30 10:26 ` Michal Nazarewicz
@ 2017-08-30 18:03   ` Joe Stringer
  0 siblings, 0 replies; 7+ messages in thread
From: Joe Stringer @ 2017-08-30 18:03 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Michal Nazarewicz
  Cc: LKML, Ian Abbott, Arnd Bergmann, Kees Cook, Andrew Morton

On 30 August 2017 at 03:26, Michal Nazarewicz <mina86@mina86.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 29 2017, Joe Stringer wrote:
>> Recent changes[0] to make use of __compiletime_assert() from
>> container_of() increased the usage of this macro, allowing developers to
>> notice type conflicts in usage of container_of() at compile time.
>> However, the implementation of __compiletime_assert relies on compiler
>> optimizations to report an error. This means that if a developer uses
>> "-O0" with any code that performs container_of(), the compiler will
>> always report an error regardless of whether there is an actual problem
>> in the code.
>>
>> This patch disables compile_time_assert when optimizations are disabled
>> to allow such code to compile with CFLAGS="-O0".
>>
>> Example compilation failure:
>>
>> ./include/linux/compiler.h:547:38: error: call to ‘__compiletime_assert_94’ declared with attribute error: pointer type mismatch in container_of()
>>   _compiletime_assert(condition, msg, __compiletime_assert_, __LINE__)
>>                                       ^
>> ./include/linux/compiler.h:530:4: note: in definition of macro ‘__compiletime_assert’
>>     prefix ## suffix();    \
>>     ^~~~~~
>> ./include/linux/compiler.h:547:2: note: in expansion of macro ‘_compiletime_assert’
>>   _compiletime_assert(condition, msg, __compiletime_assert_, __LINE__)
>>   ^~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>> ./include/linux/build_bug.h:46:37: note: in expansion of macro ‘compiletime_assert’
>>  #define BUILD_BUG_ON_MSG(cond, msg) compiletime_assert(!(cond), msg)
>>                                      ^~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>> ./include/linux/kernel.h:860:2: note: in expansion of macro ‘BUILD_BUG_ON_MSG’
>>   BUILD_BUG_ON_MSG(!__same_type(*(ptr), ((type *)0)->member) && \
>>   ^~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>>
>> [0] http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20170525120316.24473-7-abbotti@mev.co.uk
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Joe Stringer <joe@ovn.org>
>> Cc: Ian Abbott <abbotti@mev.co.uk>
>> Cc: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de>
>> Cc: Michal Nazarewicz <mina86@mina86.com>
>> Cc: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>
>> Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
>> ---
>>  include/linux/compiler.h | 6 +++++-
>>  1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
>>
>> diff --git a/include/linux/compiler.h b/include/linux/compiler.h
>> index eca8ad75e28b..b67e5ec9b810 100644
>> --- a/include/linux/compiler.h
>> +++ b/include/linux/compiler.h
>> @@ -517,7 +517,8 @@ static __always_inline void __write_once_size(volatile void *p, void *res, int s
>>  # define __compiletime_error_fallback(condition) do { } while (0)
>>  #endif
>>
>> -#define __compiletime_assert(condition, msg, prefix, suffix)         \
>> +#ifdef __OPTIMIZE__
>> +# define __compiletime_assert(condition, msg, prefix, suffix)                \
>>       do {                                                            \
>>               bool __cond = !(condition);                             \
>>               extern void prefix ## suffix(void) __compiletime_error(msg); \
>> @@ -525,6 +526,9 @@ static __always_inline void __write_once_size(volatile void *p, void *res, int s
>>                       prefix ## suffix();                             \
>>               __compiletime_error_fallback(__cond);                   \
>>       } while (0)
>> +#else
>> +# define __compiletime_assert(condition, msg, prefix, suffix)
>
> +# define __compiletime_assert(condition, msg, prefix, suffix) \
> +       do { } while (0)
>
> With that fix,
>
> Acked-by: Michal Nazarewicz <mina86@mina86.com>

Thanks, I applied this change and send a v2 with your ack.

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* Re: [PATCH] compiler: Don't perform compiletime_assert with -O0.
  2017-08-29 23:01 [PATCH] compiler: Don't perform compiletime_assert with -O0 Joe Stringer
  2017-08-30 10:26 ` Michal Nazarewicz
@ 2017-08-30 22:59 ` Andrew Morton
  2017-08-30 23:22   ` Joe Stringer
  1 sibling, 1 reply; 7+ messages in thread
From: Andrew Morton @ 2017-08-30 22:59 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Joe Stringer
  Cc: linux-kernel, Ian Abbott, Arnd Bergmann, Michal Nazarewicz, Kees Cook

On Tue, 29 Aug 2017 16:01:14 -0700 Joe Stringer <joe@ovn.org> wrote:

> Recent changes[0] to make use of __compiletime_assert() from
> container_of() increased the usage of this macro, allowing developers to
> notice type conflicts in usage of container_of() at compile time.
> However, the implementation of __compiletime_assert relies on compiler
> optimizations to report an error. This means that if a developer uses
> "-O0" with any code that performs container_of(), the compiler will
> always report an error regardless of whether there is an actual problem
> in the code.
> 
> This patch disables compile_time_assert when optimizations are disabled
> to allow such code to compile with CFLAGS="-O0".

I'm wondering if we should backport this into -stable.  Probably not,
as I doubt if many people use -O0 - it's a pretty weird thing to do.  I
used to use it a bit because it makes the ".lst" files (intermingled .c
and .s files) make more sense.  In fact I'm wondering how you even
noticed this?

So unless disagreed with, I think I'll leave this out of -stable.  I
redid the changelog somewhat, presenting it as a fix against
c7acec713d14c6c:


From: Joe Stringer <joe@ovn.org>
Subject: include/linux/compiler.h: don't perform compiletime_assert with -O0

c7acec713d14c6c ("kernel.h: handle pointers to arrays better in
container_of()") made use of __compiletime_assert() from container_of()
thus increasing the usage of this macro, allowing developers to notice
type conflicts in usage of container_of() at compile time.

However, the implementation of __compiletime_assert relies on compiler
optimizations to report an error.  This means that if a developer uses
"-O0" with any code that performs container_of(), the compiler will always
report an error regardless of whether there is an actual problem in the
code.

This patch disables compile_time_assert when optimizations are disabled to
allow such code to compile with CFLAGS="-O0".

Example compilation failure:

./include/linux/compiler.h:547:38: error: call to `__compiletime_assert_94' declared with attribute error: pointer type mismatch in container_of()
  _compiletime_assert(condition, msg, __compiletime_assert_, __LINE__)
                                      ^
./include/linux/compiler.h:530:4: note: in definition of macro `__compiletime_assert'
    prefix ## suffix();    \
    ^~~~~~
./include/linux/compiler.h:547:2: note: in expansion of macro `_compiletime_assert'
  _compiletime_assert(condition, msg, __compiletime_assert_, __LINE__)
  ^~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
./include/linux/build_bug.h:46:37: note: in expansion of macro `compiletime_assert'
 #define BUILD_BUG_ON_MSG(cond, msg) compiletime_assert(!(cond), msg)
                                     ^~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
./include/linux/kernel.h:860:2: note: in expansion of macro `BUILD_BUG_ON_MSG'
  BUILD_BUG_ON_MSG(!__same_type(*(ptr), ((type *)0)->member) && \
  ^~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20170829230114.11662-1-joe@ovn.org
Fixes: c7acec713d14c6c ("kernel.h: handle pointers to arrays better in container_of()")
Signed-off-by: Joe Stringer <joe@ovn.org>
Cc: Ian Abbott <abbotti@mev.co.uk>
Cc: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de>
Cc: Michal Nazarewicz <mina86@mina86.com>
Cc: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
---

 include/linux/compiler.h |    6 +++++-
 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff -puN include/linux/compiler.h~compiler-dont-perform-compiletime_assert-with-o0 include/linux/compiler.h
--- a/include/linux/compiler.h~compiler-dont-perform-compiletime_assert-with-o0
+++ a/include/linux/compiler.h
@@ -517,7 +517,8 @@ static __always_inline void __write_once
 # define __compiletime_error_fallback(condition) do { } while (0)
 #endif
 
-#define __compiletime_assert(condition, msg, prefix, suffix)		\
+#ifdef __OPTIMIZE__
+# define __compiletime_assert(condition, msg, prefix, suffix)		\
 	do {								\
 		bool __cond = !(condition);				\
 		extern void prefix ## suffix(void) __compiletime_error(msg); \
@@ -525,6 +526,9 @@ static __always_inline void __write_once
 			prefix ## suffix();				\
 		__compiletime_error_fallback(__cond);			\
 	} while (0)
+#else
+# define __compiletime_assert(condition, msg, prefix, suffix)
+#endif
 
 #define _compiletime_assert(condition, msg, prefix, suffix) \
 	__compiletime_assert(condition, msg, prefix, suffix)
_

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* Re: [PATCH] compiler: Don't perform compiletime_assert with -O0.
  2017-08-30 22:59 ` Andrew Morton
@ 2017-08-30 23:22   ` Joe Stringer
  2017-08-31  2:16     ` Michael Ellerman
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 7+ messages in thread
From: Joe Stringer @ 2017-08-30 23:22 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Andrew Morton
  Cc: LKML, Ian Abbott, Arnd Bergmann, Michal Nazarewicz, Kees Cook

On 30 August 2017 at 15:59, Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> wrote:
> On Tue, 29 Aug 2017 16:01:14 -0700 Joe Stringer <joe@ovn.org> wrote:
>
>> Recent changes[0] to make use of __compiletime_assert() from
>> container_of() increased the usage of this macro, allowing developers to
>> notice type conflicts in usage of container_of() at compile time.
>> However, the implementation of __compiletime_assert relies on compiler
>> optimizations to report an error. This means that if a developer uses
>> "-O0" with any code that performs container_of(), the compiler will
>> always report an error regardless of whether there is an actual problem
>> in the code.
>>
>> This patch disables compile_time_assert when optimizations are disabled
>> to allow such code to compile with CFLAGS="-O0".
>
> I'm wondering if we should backport this into -stable.  Probably not,
> as I doubt if many people use -O0 - it's a pretty weird thing to do.  I
> used to use it a bit because it makes the ".lst" files (intermingled .c
> and .s files) make more sense.  In fact I'm wondering how you even
> noticed this?

Local debugging, was trying to get a better understanding of the
underlying assembly and the code I was using just happened to use
container_of().

I doubt this is going to affect a large number of people, and most
developers will rebase against something newish on a regular basis so
I personally wouldn't push to apply against -stable.

> So unless disagreed with, I think I'll leave this out of -stable.  I
> redid the changelog somewhat, presenting it as a fix against
> c7acec713d14c6c:
>
>
> From: Joe Stringer <joe@ovn.org>
> Subject: include/linux/compiler.h: don't perform compiletime_assert with -O0
>
> c7acec713d14c6c ("kernel.h: handle pointers to arrays better in
> container_of()") made use of __compiletime_assert() from container_of()
> thus increasing the usage of this macro, allowing developers to notice
> type conflicts in usage of container_of() at compile time.
>
> However, the implementation of __compiletime_assert relies on compiler
> optimizations to report an error.  This means that if a developer uses
> "-O0" with any code that performs container_of(), the compiler will always
> report an error regardless of whether there is an actual problem in the
> code.
>
> This patch disables compile_time_assert when optimizations are disabled to
> allow such code to compile with CFLAGS="-O0".
>
> Example compilation failure:
>
> ./include/linux/compiler.h:547:38: error: call to `__compiletime_assert_94' declared with attribute error: pointer type mismatch in container_of()
>   _compiletime_assert(condition, msg, __compiletime_assert_, __LINE__)
>                                       ^
> ./include/linux/compiler.h:530:4: note: in definition of macro `__compiletime_assert'
>     prefix ## suffix();    \
>     ^~~~~~
> ./include/linux/compiler.h:547:2: note: in expansion of macro `_compiletime_assert'
>   _compiletime_assert(condition, msg, __compiletime_assert_, __LINE__)
>   ^~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> ./include/linux/build_bug.h:46:37: note: in expansion of macro `compiletime_assert'
>  #define BUILD_BUG_ON_MSG(cond, msg) compiletime_assert(!(cond), msg)
>                                      ^~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> ./include/linux/kernel.h:860:2: note: in expansion of macro `BUILD_BUG_ON_MSG'
>   BUILD_BUG_ON_MSG(!__same_type(*(ptr), ((type *)0)->member) && \
>   ^~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>
> Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20170829230114.11662-1-joe@ovn.org
> Fixes: c7acec713d14c6c ("kernel.h: handle pointers to arrays better in container_of()")
> Signed-off-by: Joe Stringer <joe@ovn.org>
> Cc: Ian Abbott <abbotti@mev.co.uk>
> Cc: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de>
> Cc: Michal Nazarewicz <mina86@mina86.com>
> Cc: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>
> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
> ---
>
>  include/linux/compiler.h |    6 +++++-
>  1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
>
> diff -puN include/linux/compiler.h~compiler-dont-perform-compiletime_assert-with-o0 include/linux/compiler.h
> --- a/include/linux/compiler.h~compiler-dont-perform-compiletime_assert-with-o0
> +++ a/include/linux/compiler.h
> @@ -517,7 +517,8 @@ static __always_inline void __write_once
>  # define __compiletime_error_fallback(condition) do { } while (0)
>  #endif
>
> -#define __compiletime_assert(condition, msg, prefix, suffix)           \
> +#ifdef __OPTIMIZE__
> +# define __compiletime_assert(condition, msg, prefix, suffix)          \
>         do {                                                            \
>                 bool __cond = !(condition);                             \
>                 extern void prefix ## suffix(void) __compiletime_error(msg); \
> @@ -525,6 +526,9 @@ static __always_inline void __write_once
>                         prefix ## suffix();                             \
>                 __compiletime_error_fallback(__cond);                   \
>         } while (0)
> +#else
> +# define __compiletime_assert(condition, msg, prefix, suffix)
> +#endif

The commit message update looks fine, but it looks like this is v1 not
v2 (see the #else part).

Thanks,
Joe

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* Re: [PATCH] compiler: Don't perform compiletime_assert with -O0.
  2017-08-30 23:22   ` Joe Stringer
@ 2017-08-31  2:16     ` Michael Ellerman
  2017-08-31  6:52       ` Joe Stringer
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 7+ messages in thread
From: Michael Ellerman @ 2017-08-31  2:16 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Joe Stringer, Andrew Morton
  Cc: LKML, Ian Abbott, Arnd Bergmann, Michal Nazarewicz, Kees Cook

Joe Stringer <joe@ovn.org> writes:

> On 30 August 2017 at 15:59, Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> wrote:
>> On Tue, 29 Aug 2017 16:01:14 -0700 Joe Stringer <joe@ovn.org> wrote:
>>
>>> Recent changes[0] to make use of __compiletime_assert() from
>>> container_of() increased the usage of this macro, allowing developers to
>>> notice type conflicts in usage of container_of() at compile time.
>>> However, the implementation of __compiletime_assert relies on compiler
>>> optimizations to report an error. This means that if a developer uses
>>> "-O0" with any code that performs container_of(), the compiler will
>>> always report an error regardless of whether there is an actual problem
>>> in the code.
>>>
>>> This patch disables compile_time_assert when optimizations are disabled
>>> to allow such code to compile with CFLAGS="-O0".
>>
>> I'm wondering if we should backport this into -stable.  Probably not,
>> as I doubt if many people use -O0 - it's a pretty weird thing to do.  I
>> used to use it a bit because it makes the ".lst" files (intermingled .c
>> and .s files) make more sense.  In fact I'm wondering how you even
>> noticed this?
>
> Local debugging, was trying to get a better understanding of the
> underlying assembly and the code I was using just happened to use
> container_of().

Does the kernel actually build with -O0? I didn't think it actually
worked.

cheers

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* Re: [PATCH] compiler: Don't perform compiletime_assert with -O0.
  2017-08-31  2:16     ` Michael Ellerman
@ 2017-08-31  6:52       ` Joe Stringer
  0 siblings, 0 replies; 7+ messages in thread
From: Joe Stringer @ 2017-08-31  6:52 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Michael Ellerman
  Cc: Andrew Morton, LKML, Ian Abbott, Arnd Bergmann,
	Michal Nazarewicz, Kees Cook

On 30 August 2017 at 19:16, Michael Ellerman <mpe@ellerman.id.au> wrote:
> Joe Stringer <joe@ovn.org> writes:
>
>> On 30 August 2017 at 15:59, Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> wrote:
>>> On Tue, 29 Aug 2017 16:01:14 -0700 Joe Stringer <joe@ovn.org> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Recent changes[0] to make use of __compiletime_assert() from
>>>> container_of() increased the usage of this macro, allowing developers to
>>>> notice type conflicts in usage of container_of() at compile time.
>>>> However, the implementation of __compiletime_assert relies on compiler
>>>> optimizations to report an error. This means that if a developer uses
>>>> "-O0" with any code that performs container_of(), the compiler will
>>>> always report an error regardless of whether there is an actual problem
>>>> in the code.
>>>>
>>>> This patch disables compile_time_assert when optimizations are disabled
>>>> to allow such code to compile with CFLAGS="-O0".
>>>
>>> I'm wondering if we should backport this into -stable.  Probably not,
>>> as I doubt if many people use -O0 - it's a pretty weird thing to do.  I
>>> used to use it a bit because it makes the ".lst" files (intermingled .c
>>> and .s files) make more sense.  In fact I'm wondering how you even
>>> noticed this?
>>
>> Local debugging, was trying to get a better understanding of the
>> underlying assembly and the code I was using just happened to use
>> container_of().
>
> Does the kernel actually build with -O0? I didn't think it actually
> worked.

I haven't tried the whole kernel, but you can set these CFLAGS on
specific files with a one-liner in a makefile:

CFLAGS_foo.o = -O0

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