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From: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
To: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
Cc: Will Deacon <will@kernel.org>,
	Michael Ellerman <mpe@ellerman.id.au>,
	dja@axtens.net,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	linuxppc-dev@lists.ozlabs.org,
	Christophe Leroy <christophe.leroy@c-s.fr>,
	linux-arch <linux-arch@vger.kernel.org>,
	Mark Rutland <mark.rutland@arm.com>,
	Segher Boessenkool <segher@kernel.crashing.org>,
	Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de>,
	Christian Borntraeger <borntraeger@de.ibm.com>
Subject: Re: READ_ONCE() + STACKPROTECTOR_STRONG == :/ (was Re: [GIT PULL] Please pull powerpc/linux.git powerpc-5.5-2 tag (topic/kasan-bitops))
Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2019 09:41:32 -0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAHk-=wjUBsH0BYDBv=q36482G-U7c=9bC89L_BViSciTfb8fhA@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20191212104610.GW2827@hirez.programming.kicks-ass.net>

On Thu, Dec 12, 2019 at 2:46 AM Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org> wrote:
>
> +#ifdef GCC_VERSION < 40800

Where does that 4.8 version check come from, and why?

Yeah, I know, but this really wants a comment. Sadly it looks like gcc
bugzilla is down, so

   https://gcc.gnu.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=58145

currently gives an "Internal Server Error" for me.

[ Delete the horrid code we have because of gcc bugs ]

> +#else /* GCC_VERSION < 40800 */
> +
> +#define READ_ONCE_NOCHECK(x)                                           \
> +({                                                                     \
> +       typeof(x) __x = *(volatile typeof(x))&(x);                      \

I think we can/should just do this unconditionally if it helps th eissue.

Maybe add a warning about how gcc < 4.8 might mis-compile the kernel -
those versions are getting close to being unacceptable for kernel
builds anyway.

We could also look at being stricter for the normal READ/WRITE_ONCE(),
and require that they are

 (a) regular integer types

 (b) fit in an atomic word

We actually did (b) for a while, until we noticed that we do it on
loff_t's etc and relaxed the rules. But maybe we could have a
"non-atomic" version of READ/WRITE_ONCE() that is used for the
questionable cases?

              Linus

  parent reply	other threads:[~2019-12-12 17:41 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 43+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-12-06 12:46 [GIT PULL] Please pull powerpc/linux.git powerpc-5.5-2 tag (topic/kasan-bitops) Michael Ellerman
2019-12-06 13:16 ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-12-10  5:38   ` Michael Ellerman
2019-12-10 10:15     ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-12-11  0:29       ` Michael Ellerman
2019-12-12  5:42   ` READ_ONCE() + STACKPROTECTOR_STRONG == :/ (was Re: [GIT PULL] Please pull powerpc/linux.git powerpc-5.5-2 tag (topic/kasan-bitops)) Michael Ellerman
2019-12-12  8:01     ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-12-12 10:07       ` Will Deacon
2019-12-12 10:46         ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-12-12 17:04           ` Will Deacon
2019-12-12 17:16             ` Will Deacon
2019-12-12 17:41           ` Linus Torvalds [this message]
2019-12-12 17:50             ` Segher Boessenkool
2019-12-12 18:06             ` Will Deacon
2019-12-12 18:29               ` Christian Borntraeger
2019-12-12 18:43               ` Linus Torvalds
2019-12-12 19:34                 ` Will Deacon
2019-12-12 20:21                   ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-12-12 20:53                     ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-12-13 10:47                       ` Luc Van Oostenryck
2019-12-13 12:56                         ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-12-13 14:28                           ` Luc Van Oostenryck
2019-12-12 20:49                   ` Linus Torvalds
2019-12-13 13:17                     ` Arnd Bergmann
2019-12-13 21:32                       ` Arnd Bergmann
2019-12-13 22:01                         ` Linus Torvalds
2019-12-16 10:28                       ` Will Deacon
2019-12-16 11:47                         ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-12-16 12:06                         ` Arnd Bergmann
2019-12-17 17:07                     ` Will Deacon
2019-12-17 18:04                       ` Linus Torvalds
2019-12-17 18:05                         ` Linus Torvalds
2019-12-17 18:31                           ` Will Deacon
2019-12-17 18:32                         ` Linus Torvalds
2019-12-18 12:17                           ` Michael Ellerman
2019-12-19 12:11                           ` Will Deacon
2019-12-18 10:22                     ` Christian Borntraeger
2019-12-18 10:35                       ` Will Deacon
2019-12-13 12:07           ` Michael Ellerman
2019-12-13 13:53             ` Segher Boessenkool
2019-12-13 21:06               ` Michael Ellerman
2019-12-12 15:10     ` Segher Boessenkool
2019-12-06 22:15 ` [GIT PULL] Please pull powerpc/linux.git powerpc-5.5-2 tag (topic/kasan-bitops) pr-tracker-bot

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