Hi Geert,

On Mon, Feb 19, 2018 at 12:47:08PM +0100, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 5, 2018 at 3:16 PM, Will Deacon <will.dea...@arm.com> wrote:
> > For architectures providing their own implementation of
> > array_index_mask_nospec in asm/barrier.h, attempting to use WARN_ONCE to
> > complain about out-of-range parameters using WARN_ON results in a mess
> > of mutually-dependent include files.
> >
> > Rather than unpick the dependencies, simply have the core code in nospec.h
> > perform the checking for us.
> >
> > Cc: Dan Williams <dan.j.willi...@intel.com>
> > Cc: Ingo Molnar <mi...@redhat.com>
> > Signed-off-by: Will Deacon <will.dea...@arm.com>

[...]

> > @@ -61,7 +67,7 @@ static inline unsigned long 
> > array_index_mask_nospec(unsigned long index,
> >  ({                                                                     \
> >         typeof(index) _i = (index);                                     \
> >         typeof(size) _s = (size);                                       \
> > -       unsigned long _mask = array_index_mask_nospec(_i, _s);          \
> > +       unsigned long _mask = array_index_mask_nospec_check(_i, _s);    \
> >                                                                         \
> >         BUILD_BUG_ON(sizeof(_i) > sizeof(long));                        \
> >         BUILD_BUG_ON(sizeof(_s) > sizeof(long));                        \
> 
> This change is commit 8fa80c503b484ddc ("nospec: Move array_index_nospec()
> parameter checking into separate macro") in v4.16-rc2, and triggers the
> following warning with gcc-4.1.2:
> 
>     net/wireless/nl80211.c: In function ‘parse_txq_params’:
>     net/wireless/nl80211.c:2099: warning: comparison is always false
> due to limited range of data type
> 
> Reverting the commit gets rid of the warning.

This is all getting ripped out, so stay tuned. The check is bogus, generates
crappy code and I did a poor job at macro-ising it. Apart from that, it's
great.

https://git.kernel.org/tip/1d91c1d2c80cb70e2e553845e278b87a960c04da

Will

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