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SubjectRe: [PATCH] x86: Alias memset to __builtin_memset.
Clement Courbet <> writes:
> I discussed with the original authors who added freestanding to our
> build. It turns out that it was added globally but this was just to
> to workaround powerpc not compiling under clang, but they felt the
> fix was appropriate globally.
> Now Nick has dug up, which
> advises against freestanding. Also, I've did some research and
> discovered that the original reason for using freestanding for
> powerpc has been fixed here:
> I'm going to remove -ffreestanding from downstream, so we don't really need
> this anymore, sorry for waisting people's time.
> I wonder if the freestanding fix from the aforementioned patch is really needed
> though. I think that clang is actually right to point out the issue.
> I don't see any reason why setjmp()/longjmp() are declared as taking longs
> rather than ints. The implementation looks like it only ever propagates the
> value (in longjmp) or sets it to 1 (in setjmp), and we only ever call longjmp
> with integer parameters. But I'm not a PowerPC expert, so I might
> be misreading the code.
> So it seems that we could just remove freestanding altogether and rewrite the
> code to:
> diff --git a/arch/powerpc/include/asm/setjmp.h b/arch/powerpc/include/asm/setjmp.h
> index 279d03a1eec6..7941ae68fe21 100644
> --- a/arch/powerpc/include/asm/setjmp.h
> +++ b/arch/powerpc/include/asm/setjmp.h
> @@ -12,7 +12,9 @@
> #define JMP_BUF_LEN 23
> -extern long setjmp(long *);
> -extern void longjmp(long *, long);
> +typedef long * jmp_buf;
> +
> +extern int setjmp(jmp_buf);
> +extern void longjmp(jmp_buf, int);
> I'm happy to send a patch for this, and get rid of more -ffreestanding.
> Opinions ?

If it works then it looks like a much better fix than using -ffreestanding.

Please submit a patch with a change log etc. and I'd be happy to merge


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