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Date:   Thu, 5 Apr 2018 13:18:48 +0200
From:   Arnd Bergmann <arnd@...db.de>
To:     Russell King - ARM Linux <linux@...linux.org.uk>
Cc:     Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>,
        Jinbum Park <jinb.park7@...il.com>,
        linux-arm-kernel <linux-arm-kernel@...ts.infradead.org>,
        LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] arm: decompressor: mark error() as __noreturn

On Thu, Apr 5, 2018 at 12:38 AM, Russell King - ARM Linux
<linux@...linux.org.uk> wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 04, 2018 at 03:34:06PM -0700, Kees Cook wrote:
>> On Wed, Apr 4, 2018 at 5:30 AM, Arnd Bergmann <arnd@...db.de> wrote:
>> > gcc complains about fortify_panic() possibly returning:
>> >
>> > arch/arm/boot/compressed/misc.c: In function 'fortify_panic':
>> > arch/arm/boot/compressed/misc.c:167:1: error: 'noreturn' function does return [-Werror]
>> >
>> > This annotates the error() function as __noreturn, which lets gcc
>> > see in all configurations that it fortify_panic() cannot return either.
>> >
>> > Fixes: ee333554fed5 ("ARM: 8749/1: Kconfig: Add ARCH_HAS_FORTIFY_SOURCE")
>> > Signed-off-by: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@...db.de>
>>
>> Acked-by: Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>
>
> I'd actually prefer a more robust solution to this - error() is used
> in different files, each with their own separate prototype, which is
> error-prone.  The same goes for a few other variables.  The following
> is IMHO a more complete (and thus larger) patch:

Right, much better.

Acked-by: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@...db.de>

I assume you'll just fold it into the original patch if you can, or apply it
on top yourself.

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