On 4/10/18 2:07 PM, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
On Tue, Apr 10, 2018 at 01:42:59PM -0700, Yonghong Song wrote:
Commit d0266046ad54 ("x86: Remove FAST_FEATURE_TESTS")
removed X86_FAST_FEATURE_TESTS and make macro static_cpu_has() always
use __always_inline function _static_cpu_has() funciton.
The static_cpu_has() uses gcc feature asm_volatile_goto construct,
which is not supported by clang.

There will be more unconditional asm-goto usage, clang is in the process
of growing asm-goto.

Eventually yes, but we need a solution today.
Right now all of bpf based tracing is broken because we have to
compile on the fly with clang.
Instead of
we can replace it with
#ifndef __BPF__
or some other name,
but it's more hacky, since we'd need add -D__BPF__ to samples/bpf
and to all other places that use native clang to compile.

Whereas with 'ifdef CC_HAVE_ASM_GOTO' everything works as-is.
Top kernel makefile defines it and kernel is still compiled with
asm-goto, whereas native clang path for the purpose of compiling
bpf progs doesn't have this define and also fine.

imo this patch is the best solution _today_.

bpf compilation needs kernel headers only. If later you add
unconditional asm-goto to .c, it's all fine.

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