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From: Will Deacon <will@kernel.org>
To: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de>
Cc: "linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	linux-arch <linux-arch@vger.kernel.org>,
	Android Kernel Team <kernel-team@android.com>,
	Michael Ellerman <mpe@ellerman.id.au>,
	Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>,
	Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>,
	Segher Boessenkool <segher@kernel.crashing.org>,
	Christian Borntraeger <borntraeger@de.ibm.com>,
	Luc Van Oostenryck <luc.vanoostenryck@gmail.com>,
	masahiroy@kernel.org
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH 1/8] compiler/gcc: Emit build-time warning for GCC prior to version 4.8
Date: Mon, 13 Jan 2020 14:27:20 +0000
Message-ID: <20200113142720.GA4458@willie-the-truck> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAK8P3a3ueJ_rQc-1JTg=3N0JSuY9BduJ6FrrPFG1K2FWVzJdfA@mail.gmail.com>

[+Masahiro]

On Fri, Jan 10, 2020 at 06:35:02PM +0100, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 10, 2020 at 5:56 PM Will Deacon <will@kernel.org> wrote:
> >
> > Prior to version 4.8, GCC may miscompile READ_ONCE() by erroneously
> > discarding the 'volatile' qualifier:
> >
> > https://gcc.gnu.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=58145
> >
> > We've been working around this using some nasty hacks which make
> > READ_ONCE() both horribly complicated and also prevent us from enforcing
> > that it is only used on scalar types. Since GCC 4.8 is pretty old for
> > kernel builds now, emit a warning if we detect it during the build.
> 
> No objection to recommending gcc-4.8, but I think this should either
> just warn once during the kernel build instead of for every file, or
> it should become a hard requirement.

Oops, yes, good point. I blindly followed the '< 4.6' check, but that's
actually a '#error' so it doesn't have the issue you mention. I've had a
crack at moving the check into kbuild -- see below.

Will

--->8

diff --git a/include/linux/compiler-gcc.h b/include/linux/compiler-gcc.h
index 62afe874073e..d7ee4c6bad48 100644
--- a/include/linux/compiler-gcc.h
+++ b/include/linux/compiler-gcc.h
@@ -14,10 +14,6 @@
 # error Sorry, your compiler is too old - please upgrade it.
 #endif
 
-#if GCC_VERSION < 40800
-# warning Your compiler is old and may miscompile the kernel due to https://gcc.gnu.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=58145 - please upgrade it.
-#endif
-
 /* Optimization barrier */
 
 /* The "volatile" is due to gcc bugs */
diff --git a/init/Kconfig b/init/Kconfig
index a34064a031a5..bdc2f1b1667b 100644
--- a/init/Kconfig
+++ b/init/Kconfig
@@ -10,11 +10,11 @@ config DEFCONFIG_LIST
 	default "arch/$(ARCH)/defconfig"
 
 config CC_IS_GCC
-	def_bool $(success,$(CC) --version | head -n 1 | grep -q gcc)
+	def_bool $(cc-is-gcc)
 
 config GCC_VERSION
 	int
-	default $(shell,$(srctree)/scripts/gcc-version.sh $(CC)) if CC_IS_GCC
+	default $(gcc-version) if CC_IS_GCC
 	default 0
 
 config CC_IS_CLANG
diff --git a/scripts/Kconfig.include b/scripts/Kconfig.include
index d4adfbe42690..4e645a798b56 100644
--- a/scripts/Kconfig.include
+++ b/scripts/Kconfig.include
@@ -40,3 +40,9 @@ $(error-if,$(success, $(LD) -v | grep -q gold), gold linker '$(LD)' not supporte
 
 # gcc version including patch level
 gcc-version := $(shell,$(srctree)/scripts/gcc-version.sh $(CC))
+
+# Return y if the compiler is GCC, n otherwise
+cc-is-gcc := $(success,$(CC) --version | head -n 1 | grep -q gcc)
+
+# Warn if the compiler is GCC prior to 4.8
+$(warning-if,$(if-success,[ $(gcc-version) -lt 40800 ],$(cc-is-gcc),n),"Your compiler is old and may miscompile the kernel due to https://gcc.gnu.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=58145 - please upgrade it.")

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Thread overview: 32+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-01-10 16:56 [RFC PATCH 0/8] Rework READ_ONCE() to improve codegen Will Deacon
2020-01-10 16:56 ` [RFC PATCH 1/8] compiler/gcc: Emit build-time warning for GCC prior to version 4.8 Will Deacon
2020-01-10 17:35   ` Arnd Bergmann
2020-01-10 17:53     ` Joe Perches
2020-01-13 14:39       ` Arnd Bergmann
2020-01-13 15:35         ` Masahiro Yamada
2020-01-13 14:27     ` Will Deacon [this message]
2020-01-14 21:39     ` Nick Desaulniers
2020-01-15 10:35       ` David Laight
2020-01-15 10:49       ` Arnd Bergmann
2020-01-10 16:56 ` [RFC PATCH 2/8] netfilter: Avoid assigning 'const' pointer to non-const pointer Will Deacon
2020-01-10 16:56 ` [RFC PATCH 3/8] fault_inject: Don't rely on "return value" from WRITE_ONCE() Will Deacon
2020-01-10 16:56 ` [RFC PATCH 4/8] READ_ONCE: Simplify implementations of {READ,WRITE}_ONCE() Will Deacon
2020-01-10 16:56 ` [RFC PATCH 5/8] READ_ONCE: Enforce atomicity for {READ,WRITE}_ONCE() memory accesses Will Deacon
2020-01-10 19:24   ` Arnd Bergmann
2020-01-13 16:16     ` Will Deacon
2020-01-10 16:56 ` [RFC PATCH 6/8] READ_ONCE: Drop pointer qualifiers when reading from scalar types Will Deacon
2020-01-10 18:54   ` Linus Torvalds
2020-01-13 14:59     ` Will Deacon
2020-01-13 17:42       ` Luc Van Oostenryck
2020-01-13 19:31       ` Linus Torvalds
2020-01-10 16:56 ` [RFC PATCH 7/8] locking/barriers: Use '__unqual_scalar_typeof' for load-acquire macros Will Deacon
2020-01-10 19:42   ` Arnd Bergmann
2020-01-13 15:01     ` Will Deacon
2020-01-10 16:56 ` [RFC PATCH 8/8] arm64: barrier: Use '__unqual_scalar_typeof' for acquire/release macros Will Deacon
2020-01-10 17:45   ` Mark Rutland
2020-01-10 17:58 ` [RFC PATCH 0/8] Rework READ_ONCE() to improve codegen Arnd Bergmann
2020-01-10 19:46 ` Arnd Bergmann
2020-01-10 20:14   ` Linus Torvalds
2020-01-13 13:03     ` Arnd Bergmann
2020-01-13 11:20 ` David Laight
2020-01-13 12:40 ` Christian Borntraeger

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