[PATCH] [v2] linux/compiler-clang.h: define HAVE_BUILTIN_BSWAP*

Arnd Bergmann arnd at kernel.org
Fri Feb 26 11:11:12 EST 2021

From: Arnd Bergmann <arnd at arndb.de>

Separating compiler-clang.h from compiler-gcc.h inadventently dropped the
definitions of the three HAVE_BUILTIN_BSWAP macros, which requires falling
back to the open-coded version and hoping that the compiler detects it.

Since all versions of clang support the __builtin_bswap interfaces,
add back the flags and have the headers pick these up automatically.

This results in a 4% improvement of compilation speed for arm defconfig.

Note: it might also be worth revisiting which architectures set
CONFIG_ARCH_USE_BUILTIN_BSWAP for one compiler or the other, today
this is set on six architectures (arm32, csky, mips, powerpc, s390,
x86), while another ten architectures define custom helpers (alpha,
arc, ia64, m68k, mips, nios2, parisc, sh, sparc, xtensa), and the rest
(arm64, h8300, hexagon, microblaze, nds32, openrisc, riscv) just get
the unoptimized version and rely on the compiler to detect it.

A long time ago, the compiler builtins were architecture specific, but
nowadays, all compilers that are able to build the kernel have correct
implementations of them, though some may not be as optimized as
the inline asm versions.

The patch that dropped the optimization landed in v4.19, so as discussed
it would be fairly safe to backport this revert to stable kernels to
the 4.19/5.4/5.10 stable kernels, but there is a remaining risk for
regressions, and it has no known side-effects besides compile speed.

Fixes: 815f0ddb346c ("include/linux/compiler*.h: make compiler-*.h mutually exclusive")
Reviewed-by: Nathan Chancellor <nathan at kernel.org>
Reviewed-by: Kees Cook <keescook at chromium.org>
Acked-by: Miguel Ojeda <ojeda at kernel.org>
Acked-by: Nick Desaulniers <ndesaulniers at google.com>
Link: https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/20210225164513.3667778-1-arnd@kernel.org/
Signed-off-by: Arnd Bergmann <arnd at arndb.de>
 - drop exception for sparse
 - expand changelog text
 include/linux/compiler-clang.h | 6 ++++++
 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+)

diff --git a/include/linux/compiler-clang.h b/include/linux/compiler-clang.h
index 6478bff6fcc2..917f7f88cef0 100644
--- a/include/linux/compiler-clang.h
+++ b/include/linux/compiler-clang.h
@@ -33,6 +33,12 @@
 #define __no_sanitize_thread
+#define __HAVE_BUILTIN_BSWAP32__
+#define __HAVE_BUILTIN_BSWAP64__
+#define __HAVE_BUILTIN_BSWAP16__
 #if __has_feature(undefined_behavior_sanitizer)
 /* GCC does not have __SANITIZE_UNDEFINED__ */
 #define __no_sanitize_undefined \

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