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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/3] kbuild, arc: add CONFIG_CC_OPTIMIZE_FOR_PERFORMANCE_O3 for ARC
On Sat, Aug 31, 2019 at 1:43 AM Vineet Gupta <> wrote:
> On 8/20/19 10:09 AM, Masahiro Yamada wrote:
> > arch/arc/Makefile overrides -O2 with -O3. This is the only user of
> > ARCH_CFLAGS. There is no user of ARCH_CPPFLAGS or ARCH_AFLAGS.
> > My plan is to remove ARCH_{CPP,A,C}FLAGS after refactoring the ARC
> > Makefile.
> Why, it seems like a good generic facility for arches to over-ride stuff
> (specially adding any toggles at the end of cmdline).
> And even if there are no current users, it would be good to have. I understand we
> don't keep code for future, but strictly this is meta-code ;-)

We can re-add it whenever we need it.

> > Currently, ARC has no way to enable -Wmaybe-uninitialized because both
> > -O3 and -Os disable it. Enabling it will be useful for compile-testing.
> > This commit allows allmodconfig (, which defaults to -O2) to enable it.
> But this is a separate issue and was done on purpose because of unbearable build
> spew at the time. As an experiment I enabled it in current kernel and at -O3 we
> still get the dreaded spew in net/sunrpc/xdr.c and some more in net/ipv4. The spew
> doesn't happen at -O2 and seems not ARC specific as I can see this with ARM -O3
> build with gcc 7.3 (buildroot 2018.08)
> | $ make ARCH=arm CROSS_COMPILE=arm-linux- net
> | ......
> | ......
> | ../net/sunrpc/xdr.c: In function ‘xdr_encode_word’:
> | ../net/sunrpc/xdr.c:1199:2: warning: ‘subbuf.tail[0].iov_base’ may be used
> | uninitialized in this function [-Wmaybe-uninitialized]
> | memcpy(subbuf->tail[0].iov_base, obj, this_len);
> | ^~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> | ../net/sunrpc/xdr.c:1205:17: note: ‘subbuf.tail[0].iov_base’ was declared here
> | struct xdr_buf subbuf;
> I understand the value of this toggle, but the spew is too much and at times
> obfuscated likely other real issues.
> > Add CONFIG_CC_OPTIMIZE_FOR_PERFORMANCE_O3=y to all the defconfig files
> > in arch/arc/configs/ in order to keep the current config settings.
> My first reaction to adding this to all defconfigs was that this was inelegant :
> for lack of better word :-)
> But indeed it seems better this way as we can now experiment with -O2 vs. -O3 from
> config, rather than hardwiring to -O3.
> So if you could please split out the Wmaybe-uninitialized change

I could not understand your request.


I cannot split it out. Otherwise, you will see false-positive
maybe-uninitialized warnings.

> Acked-by: Vineet Gupta <>


Best Regards
Masahiro Yamada

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