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SubjectRe: [GIT PULL] io_uring updates for 5.10-rc1
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On 10/13/20 2:49 PM, Rasmus Villemoes wrote:
> On 13/10/2020 21.49, Jens Axboe wrote:
>> On 10/13/20 1:46 PM, Linus Torvalds wrote:
>>> On Mon, Oct 12, 2020 at 6:46 AM Jens Axboe <axboe@kernel.dk> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Here are the io_uring updates for 5.10.
>>>
>>> Very strange. My clang build gives a warning I've never seen before:
>>>
>>> /tmp/io_uring-dd40c4.s:26476: Warning: ignoring changed section
>>> attributes for .data..read_mostly
>>>
>>> and looking at what clang generates for the *.s file, it seems to be
>>> the "section" line in:
>>>
>>> .type io_op_defs,@object # @io_op_defs
>>> .section .data..read_mostly,"a",@progbits
>>> .p2align 4
>>>
>>> I think it's the combination of "const" and "__read_mostly".
>>>
>>> I think the warning is sensible: how can a piece of data be both
>>> "const" and "__read_mostly"? If it's "const", then it's not "mostly"
>>> read - it had better be _always_ read.
>>>
>>> I'm letting it go, and I've pulled this (gcc doesn't complain), but
>>> please have a look.
>>
>> Huh weird, I'll take a look. FWIW, the construct isn't unique across
>> the kernel.
>
> Citation needed. There's lots of "pointer to const foo" stuff declared
> as __read_mostly, but I can't find any objects that are themselves both
> const and __read_mostly. Other than that io_op_defs and io_uring_fops now.

You are right, they are all pointers, so not the same. I'll just revert
the patch.

--
Jens Axboe

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