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Date:   Mon, 06 Jan 2020 13:34:48 -0800 (PST)
From:   David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] mlx5: work around high stack usage with gcc

From: Arnd Bergmann <>
Date: Sat,  4 Jan 2020 22:51:44 +0100

> 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.
> Link:
> Cc: Adhemerval Zanella <>
> Signed-off-by: Arnd Bergmann <>

Saeed, please take this.

Thank you.

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