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Date:   Thu, 19 Nov 2020 22:04:24 -0600
From:   Josh Poimboeuf <jpoimboe@...hat.com>
To:     Sami Tolvanen <samitolvanen@...gle.com>
Cc:     Masahiro Yamada <masahiroy@...nel.org>,
        Steven Rostedt <rostedt@...dmis.org>,
        Will Deacon <will@...nel.org>,
        Peter Zijlstra <peterz@...radead.org>,
        Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>,
        "Paul E. McKenney" <paulmck@...nel.org>,
        Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>,
        Nick Desaulniers <ndesaulniers@...gle.com>,
        clang-built-linux@...glegroups.com,
        kernel-hardening@...ts.openwall.com, linux-arch@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-arm-kernel@...ts.infradead.org, linux-kbuild@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, linux-pci@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH v7 00/17] Add support for Clang LTO

On Wed, Nov 18, 2020 at 02:07:14PM -0800, Sami Tolvanen wrote:
> This patch series adds support for building the kernel with Clang's
> Link Time Optimization (LTO). In addition to performance, the primary
> motivation for LTO is to allow Clang's Control-Flow Integrity (CFI) to
> be used in the kernel. Google has shipped millions of Pixel devices
> running three major kernel versions with LTO+CFI since 2018.
> 
> Most of the patches are build system changes for handling LLVM bitcode,
> which Clang produces with LTO instead of ELF object files, postponing
> ELF processing until a later stage, and ensuring initcall ordering.
> 
> Note that v7 brings back arm64 support as Will has now staged the
> prerequisite memory ordering patches [1], and drops x86_64 while we work
> on fixing the remaining objtool warnings [2].

Sami,

Here are some patches to fix the objtool issues (other than crypto which
I'll work on next).

  https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/jpoimboe/linux.git objtool-vmlinux

-- 
Josh

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