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SubjectRe: [PATCH net-next v5 02/20] zinc: introduce minimal cryptography library
On Fri, Sep 21, 2018 at 02:11:43AM +0200, Jason A. Donenfeld wrote:
> Hey Arnd,
>
> On Thu, Sep 20, 2018 at 6:02 PM Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de> wrote:
> > Right, if you hit a stack requirement like this, it's usually the compiler
> > doing something bad, not just using too much stack but also generating
> > rather slow object code in the process. It's better to fix the bug by
> > optimizing the code to not spill registers to the stack.
> >
> > In the long run, I'd like to reduce the stack frame size further, so
> > best assume that anything over 1024 bytes (on 32-bit) or 1280 bytes
> > (on 64-bit) is a bug in the code, and stay below that.
> >
> > For prototyping, you can just mark the broken functions individually
> > by setting the warning limit for a specific function that is known to
> > be misoptimized by the compiler (with a comment about which compiler
> > and architectures are affected), but not override the limit for the
> > entire file.
>
> Thanks for the explanation. Fortunately in my case, the issues were
> trivially fixable to get it under 1024/1280. (By the way, why does
> 64-bit have a slightly larger stack frame? To account for 32 pointers
> taking double the space or something?) That will be rectified in v6.

Hi Jason

Do you any stack usage information?

A VPN can be at the bottom of some deep stack calls. Swap on NFS over
the VPN? If you have one frame of 1K, you might be O.K. But if you
have a few of these, i can see there might be issues of overflowing
the stack.

Andrew

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