[v3,06/14] arm: prefer __section from compiler_attributes.h

Message ID 20190828225535.49592-7-ndesaulniers@google.com
State New
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Nick Desaulniers Aug. 28, 2019, 10:55 p.m.
GCC unescapes escaped string section names while Clang does not. Because
__section uses the `#` stringification operator for the section name, it
doesn't need to be escaped.

Instead, we should:
1. Prefer __section(.section_name_no_quotes).
2. Only use __attribute__((__section__(".section"))) when creating the
section name via C preprocessor (see the definition of __define_initcall
in arch/um/include/shared/init.h).

This antipattern was found with:
$ grep -e __section\(\" -e __section__\(\" -r

See the discussions in:
Link: https://bugs.llvm.org/show_bug.cgi?id=42950
Link: https://marc.info/?l=linux-netdev&m=156412960619946&w=2
Link: https://github.com/ClangBuiltLinux/linux/issues/619
Reported-by: Sedat Dilek <sedat.dilek@gmail.com>
Suggested-by: Josh Poimboeuf <jpoimboe@redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Nick Desaulniers <ndesaulniers@google.com>

---
 arch/arm/include/asm/cache.h     | 2 +-
 arch/arm/include/asm/mach/arch.h | 4 ++--
 arch/arm/include/asm/setup.h     | 2 +-
 3 files changed, 4 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

-- 
2.23.0.187.g17f5b7556c-goog

Patch

diff --git a/arch/arm/include/asm/cache.h b/arch/arm/include/asm/cache.h
index 1d65ed3a2755..cc06079600e0 100644
--- a/arch/arm/include/asm/cache.h
+++ b/arch/arm/include/asm/cache.h
@@ -24,6 +24,6 @@ 
 #define ARCH_SLAB_MINALIGN 8
 #endif
 
-#define __read_mostly __attribute__((__section__(".data..read_mostly")))
+#define __read_mostly __section(.data..read_mostly)
 
 #endif
diff --git a/arch/arm/include/asm/mach/arch.h b/arch/arm/include/asm/mach/arch.h
index e7df5a822cab..2986f6b4862d 100644
--- a/arch/arm/include/asm/mach/arch.h
+++ b/arch/arm/include/asm/mach/arch.h
@@ -81,7 +81,7 @@  extern const struct machine_desc __arch_info_begin[], __arch_info_end[];
 #define MACHINE_START(_type,_name)			\
 static const struct machine_desc __mach_desc_##_type	\
  __used							\
- __attribute__((__section__(".arch.info.init"))) = {	\
+ __section(.arch.info.init) = {	\
 	.nr		= MACH_TYPE_##_type,		\
 	.name		= _name,
 
@@ -91,7 +91,7 @@  static const struct machine_desc __mach_desc_##_type	\
 #define DT_MACHINE_START(_name, _namestr)		\
 static const struct machine_desc __mach_desc_##_name	\
  __used							\
- __attribute__((__section__(".arch.info.init"))) = {	\
+ __section(.arch.info.init) = {	\
 	.nr		= ~0,				\
 	.name		= _namestr,
 
diff --git a/arch/arm/include/asm/setup.h b/arch/arm/include/asm/setup.h
index 67d20712cb48..00190f1f0574 100644
--- a/arch/arm/include/asm/setup.h
+++ b/arch/arm/include/asm/setup.h
@@ -14,7 +14,7 @@ 
 #include <uapi/asm/setup.h>
 
 
-#define __tag __used __attribute__((__section__(".taglist.init")))
+#define __tag __used __section(.taglist.init)
 #define __tagtable(tag, fn) \
 static const struct tagtable __tagtable_##fn __tag = { tag, fn }