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Re: [PATCH v2] x86/build: fix compiler support check for CONFIG_RETPOLINE

On 2018/12/5 14:27, Masahiro Yamada wrote:
It is troublesome to add a diagnostic like this to the Makefile
parse stage because the top-level Makefile could be parsed with
a stale include/config/auto.conf.

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

Changes in v2:
   - Revive ifdef CONFIG_RETPOLINE surrounding the KBUILD_CFLAGS addition
   - Rephase the commit log a bit, hoping the cause of the issue will be clearer

  arch/x86/Makefile | 10 +++++++---
  1 file changed, 7 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/arch/x86/Makefile b/arch/x86/Makefile
index f5d7f41..75ef499 100644
--- a/arch/x86/Makefile
+++ b/arch/x86/Makefile
@@ -220,9 +220,6 @@ 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.)
@@ -307,6 +304,13 @@ 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
Acked-by: Zhenzhong Duan <zhenzhong.duan@xxxxxxxxxx>