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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/3] arm64: perf: Mark expected switch fall-through
On 26/07/2019 14:05, Will Deacon wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 26, 2019 at 01:38:24PM +0100, Robin Murphy wrote:
>> On 26/07/2019 13:27, Will Deacon wrote:
>>> On Fri, Jul 26, 2019 at 01:13:54PM +0100, Mark Rutland wrote:
>>>> On Fri, Jul 26, 2019 at 01:10:57PM +0100, Mark Rutland wrote:
>>>>> On Fri, Jul 26, 2019 at 01:27:16PM +0200, Anders Roxell wrote:
>>>>>> When fall-through warnings was enabled by default, commit d93512ef0f0e
>>>>>> ("Makefile: Globally enable fall-through warning"), the following
>>>>>> warnings was starting to show up:
>>>>>> ../arch/arm64/kernel/hw_breakpoint.c: In function ‘hw_breakpoint_arch_parse’:
>>>>>> ../arch/arm64/kernel/hw_breakpoint.c:540:7: warning: this statement may fall
>>>>>> through [-Wimplicit-fallthrough=]
>>>>>> if (hw->ctrl.len == ARM_BREAKPOINT_LEN_1)
>>>>>> ^
>>>>>> ../arch/arm64/kernel/hw_breakpoint.c:542:3: note: here
>>>>>> case 2:
>>>>>> ^~~~
>>>>>> ../arch/arm64/kernel/hw_breakpoint.c:544:7: warning: this statement may fall
>>>>>> through [-Wimplicit-fallthrough=]
>>>>>> if (hw->ctrl.len == ARM_BREAKPOINT_LEN_2)
>>>>>> ^
>>>>>> ../arch/arm64/kernel/hw_breakpoint.c:546:3: note: here
>>>>>> default:
>>>>>> ^~~~~~~
>>>>>> Rework so that the compiler doesn't warn about fall-through. Rework so
>>>>>> the code looks like the arm code. Since the comment in the function
>>>>>> indicates taht this is supposed to behave the same way as arm32 because
>>>>> Typo: s/taht/that/
>>>>>> it handles 32-bit tasks also.
>>>>>> Cc: # v3.16+
>>>>>> Fixes: 6ee33c2712fc ("ARM: hw_breakpoint: correct and simplify alignment fixup code")
>>>>>> Signed-off-by: Anders Roxell <>
>>>>> The patch itself looks fine, but I don't think this needs a CC to
>>>>> stable, nor does it require that fixes tag, as there's no functional
>>>>> problem.
>>>> Hmm... I now see I spoke too soon, and this is making the 1-byte
>>>> breakpoint work at a 3-byte offset.
>>> I still don't think it's quite right though, since it forbids a 2-byte
>>> watchpoint on a byte-aligned address.
>> Plus, AFAICS, a 1-byte watchpoint on a 2-byte-aligned address.

[and of course, what I missed was that that's the case the fallthrough
serves... yuck indeed]

>> Not that I know anything about this code, but it does start to look like it
>> might want rewriting without the offending switch statement anyway. At a
>> glance, it looks like the intended semantic might boil down to:
>> if (hw->ctrl.len > offset)
>> return -EINVAL;
> Given that it's compat code, I think it's worth staying as close to the
> arch/arm/ implementation as we can.

Right, I also misread the accompanying arch/arm/ patch and got the
impression that 32-bit also had a problem such that any fix would happen
in parallel - on closer inspection the current arch/arm/ code does
actually seem to make sense, even if it is horribly subtle.

> Also, beware that the
> ARM_BREAKPOINT_LEN_* definitions are masks because of the BAS fields in
> the debug architecture.

Fun... Clearly it's a bit too Friday for me to be useful here, so
apologies for the confusion :)


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