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SubjectRe: [PATCH] [RFC] kunit: move binary assertion out of line
On Mon, Jan 13, 2020 at 6:12 PM Brendan Higgins
<> wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 10, 2020 at 5:43 AM Arnd Bergmann <> wrote:
> >
> > In combination with the structleak gcc plugin, kunit can lead to excessive
> > stack usage when each assertion adds another structure to the stack from
> > of the calling function:
> >
> > base/test/property-entry-test.c:99:1: error: the frame size of 3032 bytes is larger than 2048 bytes [-Werror=frame-larger-than=]
> >
> > As most assertions are binary, change those over to a direct function
> > call that does not have this problem. This can probably be improved
> > further, I just went for a straightforward conversion, but a function
> > call with 12 fixed arguments plus varargs it not great either.
> Yeah, I am not exactly excited by maintaining such a set of functions.
> I don't think anyone wants to go with the heap allocation route.
> Along the lines of the union/single copy idea[1]. What if we just put
> a union of all the assertion types in the kunit struct? One is already
> allocated for every test case and we only need one assertion object
> for each test case at a time, so I imagine that sould work.
> I will start messing around with the idea. Still, it sounds like we
> are down to either reducing the number of instances of this struct
> that get created per test case, or we need to remove it entirely (as
> you have done here).
> Cheers

Woops forgot to link the original discussion.


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