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Date:   Fri, 3 Nov 2017 12:06:15 -0700
From:   Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>
To:     Mark Rutland <mark.rutland@....com>
Cc:     Sami Tolvanen <samitolvanen@...gle.com>,
        Nick Desaulniers <ndesaulniers@...gle.com>,
        LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        Greg Hackmann <ghackmann@...gle.com>,
        Matthias Kaehlcke <mka@...omium.org>,
        linux-arm-kernel@...ts.infradead.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 07/15] arm64: use -mno-implicit-float instead of -mgeneral-regs-only

On Fri, Nov 3, 2017 at 11:52 AM, Mark Rutland <mark.rutland@....com> wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 03, 2017 at 06:31:56PM +0000, Mark Rutland wrote:
>> On Fri, Nov 03, 2017 at 10:11:52AM -0700, Sami Tolvanen wrote:
>> > From: Greg Hackmann <ghackmann@...gle.com>
>> >
>> > LLVM bug 30792 causes clang's AArch64 backend to crash compiling
>> > arch/arm64/crypto/aes-ce-cipher.c.  Replacing -mgeneral-regs-only with
>> > -mno-implicit-float is the suggested workaround.
>> >
>> > Signed-off-by: Greg Hackmann <ghackmann@...gle.com>
>> > Cc: Matthias Kaehlcke <mka@...omium.org>
>> > Signed-off-by: Sami Tolvanen <samitolvanen@...gle.com>
>>
>> Just to check, what happens if you pass both to clang?
>
> Apparently not. However, we can do:
>
> -KBUILD_CFLAGS  += -mgeneral-regs-only $(lseinstr) $(brokengasinst)
> +KBUILD_CFLAGS  += $(lseinstr) $(brokengasinst)
> +# Clang workaround for https://bugs.llvm.org/show_bug.cgi?id=30792
> +KBUILD_CFLAGS  += $(call cc-option, -mno-implicit-float, -mgeneral-regs-only)

Should a clang version test be included, since we know at least 5.0 is
need (with this fix)? There are distros with much earlier versions of
clang, for example...

-Kees

-- 
Kees Cook
Pixel Security

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