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Date:   Thu, 16 May 2019 14:48:19 -0700
From:   Olof Johansson <olof@...om.net>
To:     Tony Lindgren <tony@...mide.com>
Cc:     Stefan Agner <stefan@...er.ch>, arnd@...db.de, arm@...nel.org,
        linux@...linux.org.uk, ard.biesheuvel@...aro.org,
        robin.murphy@....com, nicolas.pitre@...aro.org,
        f.fainelli@...il.com, rjui@...adcom.com, sbranden@...adcom.com,
        bcm-kernel-feedback-list@...adcom.com, kgene@...nel.org,
        krzk@...nel.org, robh@...nel.org, ssantosh@...nel.org,
        jason@...edaemon.net, andrew@...n.ch, gregory.clement@...tlin.com,
        sebastian.hesselbarth@...il.com, marc.w.gonzalez@...e.fr,
        mans@...sr.com, ndesaulniers@...gle.com,
        linux-arm-kernel@...ts.infradead.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3 1/4] ARM: use arch_extension directive instead of arch
 argument

On Wed, Apr 24, 2019 at 07:12:17AM -0700, Tony Lindgren wrote:
> * Stefan Agner <stefan@...er.ch> [190423 20:20]:
> > On 11.04.2019 09:54, Stefan Agner wrote:
> > > The LLVM Target parser currently does not allow to specify the security
> > > extension as part of -march (see also LLVM Bug 40186 [0]). When trying
> > > to use Clang with LLVM's integrated assembler, this leads to build
> > > errors such as this:
> > >   clang-8: error: the clang compiler does not support '-Wa,-march=armv7-a+sec'
> > > 
> > > Use ".arch_extension sec" to enable the security extension in a more
> > > portable fasion. Also make sure to use ".arch armv7-a" in case a v6/v7
> > > multi-platform kernel is being built.
> > > 
> > > Note that this is technically not exactly the same as the old code
> > > checked for availabilty of the security extension by calling as-instr.
> > > However, there are already other sites which use ".arch_extension sec"
> > > unconditionally, hence de-facto we need an assembler capable of
> > > ".arch_extension sec" already today (arch/arm/mm/proc-v7.S). The
> > > arch extension "sec" is available since binutils 2.21 according to
> > > its documentation [1].
> > > 
> > > [0] https://bugs.llvm.org/show_bug.cgi?id=40186
> > > [1] https://sourceware.org/binutils/docs-2.21/as/ARM-Options.html
> > > 
> > > Signed-off-by: Stefan Agner <stefan@...er.ch>
> > > Acked-by: Mans Rullgard <mans@...sr.com>
> > > Acked-by: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@...db.de>
> > > Acked-by: Krzysztof Kozlowski <krzk@...nel.org>
> > 
> > Arnd, Tony,
> > 
> > Patch 3 and 4 got merged by Gregory. I think the other two patches are
> > ready to be merged too. I think they should go in together to avoid
> > merge conflicts. Tony, if you agree, can you Ack patch 2 so they can get
> > merged through arm-soc?
> 
> Sure I just acked it for you.

Hi,

These came in right around when I did the last patches for this merge
window. I'll apply them once -rc1 is out for next release.


-Olof

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