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SubjectRe: [GIT PULL] x86/build changes for v4.17
On Mon, Apr 02, 2018 at 02:44:48PM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 2, 2018 at 2:50 AM, Ingo Molnar <> wrote:
> >
> > The biggest change is the forcing of asm-goto support on x86, which effectively
> > increases the GCC minimum supported version to gcc-4.5 (on x86).
> So my biggest worry isn't gcc-4.5 (anybody who hasn't updated deserves
> to be forced, or can stay with old kernels).
> No, my biggest worry is clang. What's the status there?
> I've pulled this, and honestly, the disaster with
> -fmerge-all-constants makes me think that clang isn't that good a
> compiler choice anyway, but it's sad if this undoes a lot of clang
> work just because of the worries about Spectre and mis-speculated
> branches.

It's not just spectre, I believe you yourself wanted to use asm-goto
somewhere in the x86 code:

There was some KVM talk of relying on it here:

And there's the comment here:

As to the suitablility of using clang, there's also this unresolved

The fact that even without asm-goto they cannot correctly compile a
kernel and have sat on their hands regarding asm-goto for the past 7 odd
years makes me care very little.

And since they need to spin a new version of the compiler with all the
various bugs fixed, they might as well include asm-goto in that and be
done with it.

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