kernel panic during kernel module load (powerpc specific part)
benh at kernel.crashing.org
Wed Jun 6 08:47:02 EST 2012
On Tue, 2012-06-05 at 12:44 +0200, Gabriel Paubert wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 05, 2012 at 08:00:42AM +1000, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
> > On Mon, 2012-06-04 at 13:03 +0200, Gabriel Paubert wrote:
> > > There is no conflict to the ABI. These functions are supposed to be
> > > directly reachable from whatever code
> > > section may need them.
> > >
> > > Now I have a question: how did you get the need for this?
> > >
> > > None of my kernels uses them:
> > > - if I compile with -O2, the compiler simply expands epilogue and
> > > prologue to series of lwz and stw
> > > - if I compile with -Os, the compiler generates lmw/stmw which give
> > > the smallest possible cache footprint
> > >
> > > Neither did I find a single reference to these functions in several
> > > systems that I grepped for.
> > Newer gcc's ... even worse, with -Os, it does it for a single register
> > spill afaik. At least that's how I hit it with grub2 using whatever gcc
> > is in fc17.
> Ok, it's beyond stupid, and at this point must be considered a gcc bug.
Probably, I haven't had a chance to report it...
It would make more sense if the out of line functions also handled
creating the stack frame & disposing of it (ie, maybe a tail call for
return) but they don't even do that so yes it's quite gross.
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