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SubjectRe: next-20201105 - build issue with KASAN on ARM
Hi Valdis,

On Sat, Nov 07, 2020 at 01:33:20PM -0500, Valdis Klētnieks wrote:
> commit d6d51a96c7d63b7450860a3037f2d62388286a52
> Author: Linus Walleij <>
> Date: Sun Oct 25 23:52:08 2020 +0100
> ARM: 9014/2: Replace string mem* functions for KASan
> I'm trying to figure out why this has 3 Tested-By: tags but blows up for fairly obvious
> reasons on ARM.....

Because it builds fine if you check out Russell's branch. This build
error only happens because of a treewide change in -mm that was applied
after the ARM merge:

Stephen could apply that diff as a fixup for the -mm patch when he
builds -next or I can send it as a formal patch for him to apply.

> CC arch/arm/boot/compressed/string.o
> arch/arm/boot/compressed/string.c:24:1: error: attribute 'alias' argument not a string
> void *__memcpy(void *__dest, __const void *__src, size_t __n) __alias(memcpy);
> ^~~~
> arch/arm/boot/compressed/string.c:25:1: error: attribute 'alias' argument not a string
> void *__memmove(void *__dest, __const void *__src, size_t count) __alias(memmove);
> ^~~~
> arch/arm/boot/compressed/string.c:26:1: error: attribute 'alias' argument not a string
> void *__memset(void *s, int c, size_t count) __alias(memset);
> ^~~~
> make[2]: *** [scripts/ arch/arm/boot/compressed/string.o] Error 1
> make[1]: *** [arch/arm/boot/Makefile:64: arch/arm/boot/compressed/vmlinux] Error 2


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