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Date:   Sat,  4 Jan 2020 22:51:44 +0100
From:   Arnd Bergmann <>
To:     Saeed Mahameed <>,
        Leon Romanovsky <>,
        "David S. Miller" <>
Cc:     Arnd Bergmann <>,
        Adhemerval Zanella <>,
        Tariq Toukan <>,
        Shay Agroskin <>,
        Eran Ben Elisha <>,
        Maxim Mikityanskiy <>,
        Aya Levin <>,
        Moshe Shemesh <>,,,
Subject: [PATCH] mlx5: work around high stack usage with gcc

In some configurations, gcc tries too hard to optimize this code:

drivers/net/ethernet/mellanox/mlx5/core/en_stats.c: In function 'mlx5e_grp_sw_update_stats':
drivers/net/ethernet/mellanox/mlx5/core/en_stats.c:302:1: error: the frame size of 1336 bytes is larger than 1024 bytes [-Werror=frame-larger-than=]

As was stated in the bug report, the reason is that gcc runs into a corner
case in the register allocator that is rather hard to fix in a good way.

As there is an easy way to work around it, just add a comment and the
barrier that stops gcc from trying to overoptimize the function.

Cc: Adhemerval Zanella <>
Signed-off-by: Arnd Bergmann <>
 drivers/net/ethernet/mellanox/mlx5/core/en_stats.c | 3 +++
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)

diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/mellanox/mlx5/core/en_stats.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/mellanox/mlx5/core/en_stats.c
index 9f09253f9f46..a05158472ed1 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/mellanox/mlx5/core/en_stats.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/mellanox/mlx5/core/en_stats.c
@@ -297,6 +297,9 @@ static void mlx5e_grp_sw_update_stats(struct mlx5e_priv *priv)
 			s->tx_tls_drop_bypass_req   += sq_stats->tls_drop_bypass_req;
 			s->tx_cqes		+= sq_stats->cqes;
+			/* */
+			barrier();

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