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Re: [PATCH] x86/build: fix compiler support check for CONFIG_RETPOLINE

Hi Masahiro,

Thanks for fixing.
There is a question still confusing me. There are many CONFIG_* used in arch/x86/Makefile.
Will they also be impacted or not?

# grep CONFIG_ arch/x86/Makefile
ifeq ($(CONFIG_X86_32),y)
        cflags-$(CONFIG_MK8) += $(call cc-option,-march=k8)
        cflags-$(CONFIG_MPSC) += $(call cc-option,-march=nocona)
drivers-$(CONFIG_MATH_EMULATION) += arch/x86/math-emu/
drivers-$(CONFIG_PCI)      += arch/x86/pci/
drivers-$(CONFIG_OPROFILE) += arch/x86/oprofile/
drivers-$(CONFIG_PM) += arch/x86/power/
drivers-$(CONFIG_FB) += arch/x86/video/

On 2018/12/5 11:00, Masahiro Yamada wrote:
It is wrong to add CONFIG option diagnostic to the Makefile parse

Once you are hit by the error about non-retpoline compiler, the
compilation still breaks even after disabling CONFIG_RETPOLINE.

The easiest fix is to move this check to the "archprepare" like commit
829fe4aa9ac1 ("x86: Allow generating user-space headers without a
compiler") did.

Link: https://lkml.org/lkml/2018/12/4/206
Reported-by: Meelis Roos <mroos@xxxxxxxx>
Fixes: 4cd24de3a098 ("x86/retpoline: Make CONFIG_RETPOLINE depend on compiler support")
Signed-off-by: Masahiro Yamada <yamada.masahiro@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

  arch/x86/Makefile | 14 ++++++++------
  1 file changed, 8 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)

diff --git a/arch/x86/Makefile b/arch/x86/Makefile
index f5d7f41..ae0148b 100644
--- a/arch/x86/Makefile
+++ b/arch/x86/Makefile
@@ -219,12 +219,7 @@ KBUILD_CFLAGS += -Wno-sign-compare
  KBUILD_CFLAGS += -fno-asynchronous-unwind-tables
# Avoid indirect branches in kernel to deal with Spectre
-  $(error You are building kernel with non-retpoline compiler, please update your compiler.)
archscripts: scripts_basic
  	$(Q)$(MAKE) $(build)=arch/x86/tools relocs
@@ -307,6 +302,13 @@ ifndef CC_HAVE_ASM_GOTO
  	@echo Compiler lacks asm-goto support.
  	@exit 1
+	@echo "You are building kernel with non-retpoline compiler." >&2
+	@echo "Please update your compiler." >&2
+	@false
  	$(Q)rm -rf $(objtree)/arch/i386