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Subject[PATCH 4.14 152/165] MIPS: lib: Provide MIPS64r6 __multi3() for GCC < 7
4.14-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Paul Burton <>

commit 690d9163bf4b8563a2682e619f938e6a0443947f upstream.

Some versions of GCC suboptimally generate calls to the __multi3()
intrinsic for MIPS64r6 builds, resulting in link failures due to the
missing function:

LD vmlinux.o
MODPOST vmlinux.o
kernel/bpf/verifier.o: In function `kmalloc_array':
include/linux/slab.h:631: undefined reference to `__multi3'
fs/select.o: In function `kmalloc_array':
include/linux/slab.h:631: undefined reference to `__multi3'

We already have a workaround for this in which we provide the
instrinsic, but we do so selectively for GCC 7 only. Unfortunately the
issue occurs with older GCC versions too - it has been observed with
both GCC 5.4.0 & GCC 6.4.0.

MIPSr6 support was introduced in GCC 5, so all major GCC versions prior
to GCC 8 are affected and we extend our workaround accordingly to all
MIPS64r6 builds using GCC versions older than GCC 8.

Signed-off-by: Paul Burton <>
Reported-by: Vladimir Kondratiev <>
Fixes: ebabcf17bcd7 ("MIPS: Implement __multi3 for GCC7 MIPS64r6 builds")
Cc: James Hogan <>
Cc: Ralf Baechle <>
Cc: # 4.15+
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>

diff --git a/arch/mips/lib/multi3.c b/arch/mips/lib/multi3.c
index 111ad475aa0c..4c2483f410c2 100644
--- a/arch/mips/lib/multi3.c
+++ b/arch/mips/lib/multi3.c
@@ -4,12 +4,12 @@
#include "libgcc.h"

- * GCC 7 suboptimally generates __multi3 calls for mips64r6, so for that
- * specific case only we'll implement it here.
+ * GCC 7 & older can suboptimally generate __multi3 calls for mips64r6, so for
+ * that specific case only we implement that intrinsic here.
* See
-#if defined(CONFIG_64BIT) && defined(CONFIG_CPU_MIPSR6) && (__GNUC__ == 7)
+#if defined(CONFIG_64BIT) && defined(CONFIG_CPU_MIPSR6) && (__GNUC__ < 8)

/* multiply 64-bit values, low 64-bits returned */
static inline long long notrace dmulu(long long a, long long b)

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