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SubjectRe: [PATCH] drm: panel: fix excessive stack usage in td028ttec1_prepare
On Tue, Jan 7, 2020 at 11:12 PM Laurent Pinchart
<> wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 07, 2020 at 11:09:13PM +0100, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> > On Tue, Jan 7, 2020 at 11:00 PM Laurent Pinchart wrote:

> > > Isn't this something that should be fixed at the compiler level ?
> >
> > I suspect but have not verified that structleak gcc plugin is partly at
> > fault here as well, it has caused similar problems elsewhere.

I checked that now, and it's indeed the structleak plugin.

Interestingly the problem goes away without the -fconserve-stack
option, which is meant to reduce the stack usage bug has the
opposite effect here (!).

I'll do some more tests tomorrow.

> > If you like I can try to dig deeper before that patch gets merged,
> > and explain more in the changelog or open a gcc bug if necessary.
> I think we'll need to merge this in the meantime, but if gcc is able to
> detect too large frame sizes, I think it should have the ability to take
> a frame size limit into account when optimizing. I haven't checked if
> this is already possible and just not honoured here (possibly due to a
> bug) or if the feature is entirely missing. In any case we'll likely
> have to live with this compiler issue for quite some time.

When talking to gcc developers about other files that use excessive
amounts of stack space, it was pointed out to me that this is a
fundamentally hard problem to solve in general: what usually happens
is that one optimization step uses a heuristic for inlining, but the
register allocator much later runs out of registers and spills them to
the stack at a point when it's too late to undo the earlier optimizations.


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