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From: Christian Borntraeger <borntraeger@de.ibm.com>
To: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>,
	Will Deacon <will@kernel.org>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.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>
Subject: Re: READ_ONCE() + STACKPROTECTOR_STRONG == :/ (was Re: [GIT PULL] Please pull powerpc/linux.git powerpc-5.5-2 tag (topic/kasan-bitops))
Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2019 11:22:05 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <fb4bba85-1f83-435e-b84e-ee29770d7090@de.ibm.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAHk-=wiMuHmWzQ7-CRQB6o+SHtA-u-Rp6VZwPcqDbjAaug80rQ@mail.gmail.com>

On 12.12.19 21:49, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 12, 2019 at 11:34 AM Will Deacon <will@kernel.org> wrote:
>>
>> The root of my concern in all of this, and what started me looking at it in
>> the first place, is the interaction with 'typeof()'. Inheriting 'volatile'
>> for a pointer means that local variables in macros declared using typeof()
>> suddenly start generating *hideous* code, particularly when pointless stack
>> spills get stackprotector all excited.
> 
> Yeah, removing volatile can be a bit annoying.
> 
> For the particular case of the bitops, though, it's not an issue.
> Since you know the type there, you can just cast it.
> 
> And if we had the rule that READ_ONCE() was an arithmetic type, you could do
> 
>     typeof(0+(*p)) __var;
> 
> since you might as well get the integer promotion anyway (on the
> non-volatile result).
> 
> But that doesn't work with structures or unions, of course.

We do have a READ_ONCE on the following union in s390 code.

union ipte_control {
        unsigned long val;
        struct {
                unsigned long k  : 1;
                unsigned long kh : 31;
                unsigned long kg : 32;
        }; 
};


In fact this one was the original failure case why we change ACCESS_ONCE.

see arch/s390/kvm/gaccess.c


  parent reply	other threads:[~2019-12-18 10:22 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
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 [this message]
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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