[PATCH 2/2] arm64: Move the LSE gas support detection to Kconfig

Will Deacon will at kernel.org
Tue Jan 14 09:19:07 PST 2020


On Mon, Jan 13, 2020 at 11:36:14AM +0000, Catalin Marinas wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 10, 2020 at 03:45:43PM +0000, Will Deacon wrote:
> > On Fri, Jan 10, 2020 at 03:30:14PM +0000, Catalin Marinas wrote:
> > > On Fri, Jan 10, 2020 at 12:08:26PM +0000, Will Deacon wrote:
> > > > On Fri, Jan 10, 2020 at 11:54:38AM +0000, Vladimir Murzin wrote:
> > > > > I was not lucky with the similar patch [1], anyway
> > > > > 
> > > > > Reviewed-by: Vladimir Murzin <vladimir.murzin at arm.com>
> > > > > 
> > > > > [1] https://www.spinics.net/lists/linux-crypto/msg36059.html
> > > > 
> > > > It's the loss of the warning that I object to, since I think it's a useful
> > > > diagnostic to have. Is there some way we can keep that, but using the new
> > > > kbuild logic?
> [...]
> > The thing I dislike about it is that if somebody sends you a .config with
> > LSE enabled, and your compiler doesn't support it, then it silently get
> > disabled.
> 
> I was thinking the other way. Someone sending me a .config file and I
> can't tell whether LSE was built into their kernel or not unless they
> also send the build log (I haven't seen anyone do this). At least for my
> local compiler, I have some control over it and can compare the
> resulting .config file. It would have been nice if oldconfig warned of
> features being disabled but I guess it would become too noisy.
> 
> To accommodate the two scenarios, what about this diff on top of patch 2
> (I can fold it in in v2 and feel free to suggest better config names):
> 
> -------8<-------------------------
> diff --git a/arch/arm64/Kconfig b/arch/arm64/Kconfig
> index 2a0521f0f156..cf3b6d2a67cf 100644
> --- a/arch/arm64/Kconfig
> +++ b/arch/arm64/Kconfig
> @@ -1362,12 +1362,13 @@ config ARM64_PAN
>  	 The feature is detected at runtime, and will remain as a 'nop'
>  	 instruction if the cpu does not implement the feature.
>  
> -config ARM64_AS_HAS_LSE
> -	def_bool $(as-instr,.arch_extension lse)
> -
>  config ARM64_LSE_ATOMICS
> +	bool
> +	default ARM64_USE_LSE_ATOMICS
> +	depends on $(as-instr,.arch_extension lse)
> +
> +config ARM64_USE_LSE_ATOMICS
>  	bool "Atomic instructions"
> -	depends on ARM64_AS_HAS_LSE
>  	depends on JUMP_LABEL
>  	default y
>  	help
> diff --git a/arch/arm64/Makefile b/arch/arm64/Makefile
> index cca6de192d42..6dd8ecacc428 100644
> --- a/arch/arm64/Makefile
> +++ b/arch/arm64/Makefile
> @@ -30,6 +30,12 @@ LDFLAGS_vmlinux	+= --fix-cortex-a53-843419
>    endif
>  endif
>  
> +ifeq ($(CONFIG_ARM64_USE_LSE_ATOMICS), y)
> +  ifneq ($(CONFIG_ARM64_LSE_ATOMICS), y)
> +$(warning LSE atomics not supported by binutils)
> +  endif
> +endif
> +

This looks good to me; I'll apply v2 when you post it.

Cheers,

Will



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