[PATCH] ARM64: Fix compiling with GCC 6 and Atomics enabled

Will Deacon will.deacon at arm.com
Mon Dec 21 04:51:30 PST 2015

On Mon, Dec 21, 2015 at 01:46:22PM +0100, Ard Biesheuvel wrote:
> On 21 December 2015 at 13:38, Will Deacon <will.deacon at arm.com> wrote:
> > On Fri, Dec 18, 2015 at 08:17:35PM -0800, Andrew Pinski wrote:
> >> The problem here is that GCC 6 and above emits .arch now
> >> for each function so now the global .arch_extension has
> >> no effect.  This fixes the problem by putting
> >> .arch_extension inside ARM64_LSE_ATOMIC_INSN so
> >> it is enabled for each place where LSE is used.
> >
> > Hmm, this is going to affect arch/arm/ much more heavily than arch/arm64.
> > .arch_extension is used for virt, mp and sec over there, and it may be
> > tricky to isolate the actual instruction usage (at least, virt looks
> > lost in kvm/arm.c).
> >
> > Why can't gas have an option to accept all instruction encodings that it
> > knows about, inspite of any .arch directives?
> >
> Modern GAS supports things like -march=armv7-a+mp+sec+virt, so it
> probably makes sense to pass that on the command line when building
> for v7 (or +sec only for v6) if the assembler is found to support it
> at build time.

Does that override a more restrictive .arch directive emitted by the


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