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From: Herbert Xu <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] crypto: Replaced gcc specific attributes with macros from compiler.h
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:39:31 +0800	[thread overview]
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On Sat, Dec 31, 2016 at 09:26:23PM +0530, wrote:
> From: Gideon Israel Dsouza <>
> Continuing from this commit: 52f5684c8e1e
> ("kernel: use macros from compiler.h instead of __attribute__((...))")
> I submitted 4 total patches. They are part of task I've taken up to
> increase compiler portability in the kernel. I've cleaned up the
> subsystems under /kernel /mm /block and /security, this patch targets
> /crypto.
> There is <linux/compiler.h> which provides macros for various gcc specific
> constructs. Eg: __weak for __attribute__((weak)). I've cleaned all
> instances of gcc specific attributes with the right macros for the crypto
> subsystem.
> I had to make one additional change into compiler-gcc.h for the case when
> one wants to use this: __attribute__((aligned) and not specify an alignment
> factor. From the gcc docs, this will result in the largest alignment for
> that data type on the target machine so I've named the macro
> __aligned_largest. Please advise if another name is more appropriate.
> Signed-off-by: Gideon Israel Dsouza <>

Patch applied.  Thanks.
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Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2016-12-31 15:56 gidisrael
2017-01-12 16:39 ` Herbert Xu [this message]
2017-01-04 15:15 Gideon D'souza

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