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Re: [PATCH 6/7] md/raid10, LLVM: get rid of variable length array




On Fri, Mar 17, 2017 at 07:47:33PM +0100, Dmitry Vyukov wrote:
> This problem is more general and is not specific to clang. It equally
> applies to different versions of gcc, different arches and different
> configs (namely, anything else than what a developer used for
> testing).

I guess. We do carry a bunch of gcc workarounds along with the cc-*
macros in scripts/Kbuild.include.

> A known, reasonably well working solution to this problem is
> a system of try bots that test patches before commit with different
> compilers/configs/archs. We already have such system in the form of
> 0-day bots. It would be useful to extend it with clang as soon as
> kernel builds.

Has someone actually already talked to Fengguang about it?

Oh, and the stupid question: why the effort to build the kernel
with clang at all? Just because or are there some actual, palpable
advantages?

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Regards/Gruss,
    Boris.

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