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From: Nick Desaulniers <ndesaulniers@google.com>
To: Sami Tolvanen <samitolvanen@google.com>
Cc: Masahiro Yamada <masahiroy@kernel.org>,
	Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org>,
	Will Deacon <will@kernel.org>,
	Josh Poimboeuf <jpoimboe@redhat.com>,
	Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>,
	Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>,
	"Paul E. McKenney" <paulmck@kernel.org>,
	Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>,
	clang-built-linux <clang-built-linux@googlegroups.com>,
	Kernel Hardening <kernel-hardening@lists.openwall.com>,
	linux-arch <linux-arch@vger.kernel.org>,
	Linux ARM <linux-arm-kernel@lists.infradead.org>,
	Linux Kbuild mailing list <linux-kbuild@vger.kernel.org>,
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Subject: Re: [PATCH v8 02/16] kbuild: add support for Clang LTO
Date: Wed, 2 Dec 2020 16:07:54 -0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAKwvOdmfbsTN6GtHwvkgJ=12mBhUzmAgSGtnvA-bRw4tYYZ+BQ@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20201201213707.541432-3-samitolvanen@google.com>

On Tue, Dec 1, 2020 at 1:37 PM Sami Tolvanen <samitolvanen@google.com> wrote:
>
> This change adds build system support for Clang's Link Time
> Optimization (LTO). With -flto, instead of ELF object files, Clang
> produces LLVM bitcode, which is compiled into native code at link
> time, allowing the final binary to be optimized globally. For more
> details, see:
>
>   https://llvm.org/docs/LinkTimeOptimization.html
>
> The Kconfig option CONFIG_LTO_CLANG is implemented as a choice,
> which defaults to LTO being disabled. To use LTO, the architecture
> must select ARCH_SUPPORTS_LTO_CLANG and support:
>
>   - compiling with Clang,
>   - compiling inline assembly with Clang's integrated assembler,
>   - and linking with LLD.
>
> While using full LTO results in the best runtime performance, the
> compilation is not scalable in time or memory. CONFIG_THINLTO
> enables ThinLTO, which allows parallel optimization and faster
> incremental builds. ThinLTO is used by default if the architecture
> also selects ARCH_SUPPORTS_THINLTO:
>
>   https://clang.llvm.org/docs/ThinLTO.html
>
> To enable LTO, LLVM tools must be used to handle bitcode files. The
> easiest way is to pass the LLVM=1 option to make:
>
>   $ make LLVM=1 defconfig
>   $ scripts/config -e LTO_CLANG
>   $ make LLVM=1
>
> Alternatively, at least the following LLVM tools must be used:
>
>   CC=clang LD=ld.lld AR=llvm-ar NM=llvm-nm
>
> To prepare for LTO support with other compilers, common parts are
> gated behind the CONFIG_LTO option, and LTO can be disabled for
> specific files by filtering out CC_FLAGS_LTO.
>
> Signed-off-by: Sami Tolvanen <samitolvanen@google.com>
> Reviewed-by: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>

Reviewed-by: Nick Desaulniers <ndesaulniers@google.com>
-- 
Thanks,
~Nick Desaulniers

  parent reply	other threads:[~2020-12-03  0:08 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 48+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-12-01 21:36 [PATCH v8 00/16] Add support for Clang LTO Sami Tolvanen
2020-12-01 21:36 ` [PATCH v8 01/16] tracing: move function tracer options to Kconfig Sami Tolvanen
2020-12-01 21:47   ` Steven Rostedt
2020-12-01 21:36 ` [PATCH v8 02/16] kbuild: add support for Clang LTO Sami Tolvanen
2020-12-02  2:59   ` Masahiro Yamada
2020-12-03  0:07   ` Nick Desaulniers [this message]
2020-12-01 21:36 ` [PATCH v8 03/16] kbuild: lto: fix module versioning Sami Tolvanen
2020-12-01 21:36 ` [PATCH v8 04/16] kbuild: lto: limit inlining Sami Tolvanen
2020-12-01 21:36 ` [PATCH v8 05/16] kbuild: lto: merge module sections Sami Tolvanen
2020-12-01 21:36 ` [PATCH v8 06/16] kbuild: lto: remove duplicate dependencies from .mod files Sami Tolvanen
2020-12-01 21:36 ` [PATCH v8 07/16] init: lto: ensure initcall ordering Sami Tolvanen
2020-12-01 21:36 ` [PATCH v8 08/16] init: lto: fix PREL32 relocations Sami Tolvanen
2020-12-01 21:37 ` [PATCH v8 09/16] PCI: Fix PREL32 relocations for LTO Sami Tolvanen
2020-12-01 21:37 ` [PATCH v8 10/16] modpost: lto: strip .lto from module names Sami Tolvanen
2020-12-01 21:37 ` [PATCH v8 11/16] scripts/mod: disable LTO for empty.c Sami Tolvanen
2020-12-01 21:37 ` [PATCH v8 12/16] efi/libstub: disable LTO Sami Tolvanen
2020-12-01 21:37 ` [PATCH v8 13/16] drivers/misc/lkdtm: disable LTO for rodata.o Sami Tolvanen
2020-12-01 21:37 ` [PATCH v8 14/16] arm64: vdso: disable LTO Sami Tolvanen
2020-12-01 21:37 ` [PATCH v8 15/16] arm64: disable recordmcount with DYNAMIC_FTRACE_WITH_REGS Sami Tolvanen
2020-12-01 21:37 ` [PATCH v8 16/16] arm64: allow LTO to be selected Sami Tolvanen
2020-12-03  0:01 ` [PATCH v8 00/16] Add support for Clang LTO Nick Desaulniers
2020-12-03 11:26 ` Will Deacon
2020-12-03 17:07   ` Sami Tolvanen
2020-12-03 18:21     ` Nathan Chancellor
2020-12-03 18:22     ` Will Deacon
2020-12-03 22:32       ` Nick Desaulniers
2020-12-04  9:35         ` Will Deacon
2020-12-04 22:52         ` Sami Tolvanen
2020-12-06  6:50           ` Nathan Chancellor
2020-12-06 20:09             ` Sami Tolvanen
2020-12-08  0:46               ` Nathan Chancellor
2020-12-08 12:15 ` Arnd Bergmann
2020-12-08 13:54   ` Arnd Bergmann
2020-12-08 16:53     ` Sami Tolvanen
2020-12-08 16:56       ` Arnd Bergmann
2020-12-08 16:43   ` Sami Tolvanen
     [not found]     ` <CAK8P3a1Xfpt7QLkvxjtXKcgzcWkS8g9bmxD687+rqjTafTzKrg@mail.gmail.com>
2020-12-08 21:09       ` Nick Desaulniers
2020-12-08 22:20         ` Arnd Bergmann
2020-12-09 16:11           ` Sami Tolvanen
     [not found]       ` <CAK8P3a3O65m6Us=YvCP3QA+0kqAeEqfi-DLOJa+JYmBqs8-JcA@mail.gmail.com>
2020-12-09  5:23         ` Fāng-ruì Sòng
2020-12-09  9:07           ` Arnd Bergmann
2020-12-09 16:09         ` Sami Tolvanen
2020-12-09 19:24           ` Arnd Bergmann
2020-12-09  4:55     ` Fangrui Song
2020-12-09  9:19       ` Arnd Bergmann
2020-12-09 12:35   ` Arnd Bergmann
2020-12-09 16:25     ` Sami Tolvanen
2020-12-09 17:51       ` Arnd Bergmann

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