[v3,07/14] mips: prefer __section from compiler_attributes.h

Message ID 20190828225535.49592-8-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
Acked-by: Paul Burton <paul.burton@mips.com>

Reported-by: Sedat Dilek <sedat.dilek@gmail.com>
Suggested-by: Josh Poimboeuf <jpoimboe@redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Nick Desaulniers <ndesaulniers@google.com>

 arch/mips/include/asm/cache.h | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)



diff --git a/arch/mips/include/asm/cache.h b/arch/mips/include/asm/cache.h
index 8b14c2706aa5..af2d943580ee 100644
--- a/arch/mips/include/asm/cache.h
+++ b/arch/mips/include/asm/cache.h
@@ -14,6 +14,6 @@ 
 #define L1_CACHE_BYTES		(1 << L1_CACHE_SHIFT)
-#define __read_mostly __attribute__((__section__(".data..read_mostly")))
+#define __read_mostly __section(.data..read_mostly)
 #endif /* _ASM_CACHE_H */