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SubjectRe: [PATCH] kbuild: add machine size to CHEKCFLAGS
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On 05/30/2018 04:06 PM, Luc Van Oostenryck wrote:
> On Thu, May 31, 2018 at 12:00 AM, Andreas Färber <afaerber@suse.de> wrote:
>> Hi Luc,
>>
>> The typo in the subject made me curious...
>>
>> Am 30.05.2018 um 22:48 schrieb Luc Van Oostenryck:
>>> By default, sparse assumes a 64bit machine when compiled on x86-64
>>> and 32bit when compiled on anything else.
>>>
>>> This can of course create all sort of problems for the other archs, like
>>> issuing false warnings ('shift too big (32) for type unsigned long'), or
>>> worse, failing to emit legitimate warnings.
>>>
>>> Fix this by adding the -m32/-m64 flag, depending on CONFIG_64BIT,
>>> to CHECKFLAGS in the main Makefile (and so for all archs).
>>> Also, remove the now unneeded -m32/-m64 in arch specific Makefiles.
>>>
>>> Signed-off-by: Luc Van Oostenryck <luc.vanoostenryck@gmail.com>
>>> ---
>>> Makefile | 3 +++
>>> arch/alpha/Makefile | 2 +-
>>> arch/arm/Makefile | 2 +-
>>> arch/arm64/Makefile | 2 +-
>>> arch/ia64/Makefile | 2 +-
>>> arch/mips/Makefile | 3 ---
>>> arch/parisc/Makefile | 2 +-
>>> arch/sparc/Makefile | 2 +-
>>> arch/x86/Makefile | 2 +-
>>> 9 files changed, 10 insertions(+), 10 deletions(-)
>>
>> What about the architectures not touched by your patch that previously
>> had no -m32/-m64? (arc, c6x, h8300, hexagon, m68k, microblaze, nds32,
>> nios2, openrisc, powerpc, riscv, s390, sh, unicore32, xtensa)
>
> As explained in the patch, by default sparse uses -m64 if compiled on x86-64
> and 32bit on everything else (well, more recent versions use -m64 if
> compiled on any 64 bit machine). I think that most ppc devs use a ppc
> machine and so ppc was most probably fine (at least ppc64) but I suspect
> that most of these others archs either had never sparse used on them
> or had a lot of wrong warnings. IOW, it was maybe OK but most probably
> incorrect for them and now it is OK.
>
>> You forgot to CC them on this patch.
>
> I didn't thought/knew it was needed and the CC list is already
> quite long but, if needed, no problem for me.

Ideally, adding linux-arch@vger.kernel.org would be sufficient, but
sadly I have doubts about that.

>> Have you really checked that all their toolchains support the -m32/-m64
>> flags you newly introduce for them? Apart from non-biarch architectures,
>> I'm thinking of 31-bit s390 as a corner case where !64 != 32.
>
> Hmm, there is no change to anything I call 'toolchain related', like
> compiler and linker. The only change is sparse (or any other checker)
> receiving now a correct and explicit -m32 or -m64.
>
> For s390, as far as I know:
> 1) it has CONFIG_64BIT unconditionally definee (because the old 31bit
> is no more supported, now everything is s390x only).
> 2) even if the *address space* was only 31 bit, I'm very sure
> that sizeof(long) and sizeof(void*) was 4 on these machine
> hence -m32 would have been correct.


--
~Randy

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