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Subject[PATCH 4.14 149/185] x86/retpolines: Fix up backport of a9d57ef15cbe
From: Nathan Chancellor <>

Commit a9d57ef15cbe ("x86/retpolines: Disable switch jump tables when
retpolines are enabled") added -fno-jump-tables to workaround a GCC issue
while deliberately avoiding adding this flag when CONFIG_CC_IS_CLANG is
set, which is defined by the kconfig system when CC=clang is provided.

However, this symbol was added in 4.18 in commit 469cb7376c06 ("kconfig:
add CC_IS_CLANG and CLANG_VERSION") so it is always undefined in 4.14,
meaning -fno-jump-tables gets added when using Clang.

Fix this up by using the equivalent $(cc-name) comparison, which matches
what upstream did until commit 076f421da5d4 ("kbuild: replace cc-name
test with CONFIG_CC_IS_CLANG").

Fixes: e28951100515 ("x86/retpolines: Disable switch jump tables when retpolines are enabled")
Signed-off-by: Nathan Chancellor <>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>

arch/x86/Makefile | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

--- a/arch/x86/Makefile
+++ b/arch/x86/Makefile
@@ -249,7 +249,7 @@ ifdef CONFIG_RETPOLINE
# retpoline builds, however, gcc does not for x86. This has
# only been fixed starting from gcc stable version 8.4.0 and
# onwards, but not for older ones. See gcc bug #86952.
+ ifneq ($(cc-name), clang)
KBUILD_CFLAGS += $(call cc-option,-fno-jump-tables)

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