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Date:   Thu, 22 Oct 2020 10:26:54 +0200
From:   Greg KH <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>
To:     Al Viro <viro@...iv.linux.org.uk>,
        Nick Desaulniers <ndesaulniers@...gle.com>
Cc:     Christoph Hellwig <hch@....de>, kernel-team@...roid.com,
        Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>,
        Jens Axboe <axboe@...nel.dk>, Arnd Bergmann <arnd@...db.de>,
        David Howells <dhowells@...hat.com>,
        David Laight <David.Laight@...lab.com>,
        linux-arm-kernel@...ts.infradead.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-mips@...r.kernel.org, linux-parisc@...r.kernel.org,
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Subject: Re: Buggy commit tracked to: "Re: [PATCH 2/9] iov_iter: move
 rw_copy_check_uvector() into lib/iov_iter.c"

On Thu, Oct 22, 2020 at 12:39:14AM +0100, Al Viro wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 21, 2020 at 06:13:01PM +0200, Greg KH wrote:
> > On Fri, Sep 25, 2020 at 06:51:39AM +0200, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> > > From: David Laight <David.Laight@...LAB.COM>
> > > 
> > > This lets the compiler inline it into import_iovec() generating
> > > much better code.
> > > 
> > > Signed-off-by: David Laight <david.laight@...lab.com>
> > > Signed-off-by: Christoph Hellwig <hch@....de>
> > > ---
> > >  fs/read_write.c | 179 ------------------------------------------------
> > >  lib/iov_iter.c  | 176 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> > >  2 files changed, 176 insertions(+), 179 deletions(-)
> > 
> > Strangely, this commit causes a regression in Linus's tree right now.
> > 
> > I can't really figure out what the regression is, only that this commit
> > triggers a "large Android system binary" from working properly.  There's
> > no kernel log messages anywhere, and I don't have any way to strace the
> > thing in the testing framework, so any hints that people can provide
> > would be most appreciated.
> 
> It's a pure move - modulo changed line breaks in the argument lists
> the functions involved are identical before and after that (just checked
> that directly, by checking out the trees before and after, extracting two
> functions in question from fs/read_write.c and lib/iov_iter.c (before and
> after, resp.) and checking the diff between those.
> 
> How certain is your bisection?

The bisection is very reproducable.

But, this looks now to be a compiler bug.  I'm using the latest version
of clang and if I put "noinline" at the front of the function,
everything works.

Nick, any ideas here as to who I should report this to?

I'll work on a fixup patch for the Android kernel tree to see if I can
work around it there, but others will hit this in Linus's tree sooner or
later...

thanks,

greg k-h

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