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From: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
To: Yonghong Song <yhs@fb.com>
Cc: mingo@kernel.org, torvalds@linux-foundation.org, ast@fb.com,
	daniel@iogearbox.net, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	x86@kernel.org, netdev@vger.kernel.org, kernel-team@fb.com,
	Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Subject: Re: [PATCH bpf v3] x86/cpufeature: bpf hack for clang not supporting asm goto
Date: Thu, 10 May 2018 12:06:34 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20180510100634.GZ12217@hirez.programming.kicks-ass.net> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20180504033119.2130788-1-yhs@fb.com>

On Thu, May 03, 2018 at 08:31:19PM -0700, Yonghong Song wrote:

> This approach is preferred since the already deployed bcc scripts, or
> any other bpf applicaitons utilizing LLVM JIT compilation functionality,
> will continue work with the new kernel without re-compilation and
> re-deployment.

So I really hate this and would much rather see the BPF build
environment changed. It not consistenyly having __BPF__ defined really
smells like a bug on your end.

Sometimes you just need to update tools... Is it really too hard to do
-D__BPF__ in the bpf build process that we need to mollest the kernel
for it?

> Note that this is a hack in the kernel to workaround bpf compilation issue.
> The hack will be removed once clang starts to support asm goto.

Note that that ^^ already mandates people re-deploy their bpf tools, so
why is llvm supporting asm-goto a better point to re-deploy than fixing
a consistent __BPF__ define for the bpf build environment?

> diff --git a/Makefile b/Makefile
> index 83b6c54..cfd8759 100644
> --- a/Makefile
> +++ b/Makefile
> @@ -504,6 +504,7 @@ export RETPOLINE_CFLAGS
>  ifeq ($(call shell-cached,$(CONFIG_SHELL) $(srctree)/scripts/gcc-goto.sh $(CC) $(KBUILD_CFLAGS)), y)
>    CC_HAVE_ASM_GOTO := 1
>    KBUILD_CFLAGS += -DCC_HAVE_ASM_GOTO
> +  KBUILD_CFLAGS += -D__NO_CLANG_BPF_HACK
>    KBUILD_AFLAGS += -DCC_HAVE_ASM_GOTO
>  endif

I really think this is the wrong thing to do; but if the x86 maintainers
are willing to take this, I'll grudingly shut up.

Ingo, Thomas?

> diff --git a/arch/x86/include/asm/cpufeature.h b/arch/x86/include/asm/cpufeature.h
> index b27da96..42edd5d 100644
> --- a/arch/x86/include/asm/cpufeature.h
> +++ b/arch/x86/include/asm/cpufeature.h
> @@ -140,6 +140,8 @@ extern void clear_cpu_cap(struct cpuinfo_x86 *c, unsigned int bit);
>  
>  #define setup_force_cpu_bug(bit) setup_force_cpu_cap(bit)
>  
> +/* this macro is a temporary hack for bpf until clang gains asm-goto support */
> +#ifdef __NO_CLANG_BPF_HACK
>  /*
>   * Static testing of CPU features.  Used the same as boot_cpu_has().
>   * These will statically patch the target code for additional
> @@ -195,6 +197,9 @@ static __always_inline __pure bool _static_cpu_has(u16 bit)
>  		boot_cpu_has(bit) :				\
>  		_static_cpu_has(bit)				\
>  )
> +#else
> +#define static_cpu_has(bit)		boot_cpu_has(bit)
> +#endif
>  
>  #define cpu_has_bug(c, bit)		cpu_has(c, (bit))
>  #define set_cpu_bug(c, bit)		set_cpu_cap(c, (bit))
> -- 
> 2.9.5
> 

  reply	other threads:[~2018-05-10 10:06 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 12+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-05-04  3:31 Yonghong Song
2018-05-10 10:06 ` Peter Zijlstra [this message]
2018-05-10 15:52   ` Alexei Starovoitov
2018-05-10 16:20     ` Borislav Petkov
2018-05-10 17:57       ` Gianluca Borello
2018-05-10 17:58       ` Alexei Starovoitov
2018-05-10 18:16         ` Borislav Petkov
2018-05-10 10:49 ` Borislav Petkov
2018-05-12 16:03 Alexei Starovoitov
2018-05-12 20:30 ` Thomas Gleixner
2018-05-13 17:43   ` Alexei Starovoitov
2018-05-13 18:02     ` Thomas Gleixner

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