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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2] ARM: uaccess: Implement strict user copy checks
On Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 05:26:08PM +0200, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> On Tuesday 24 August 2010, Heiko Carstens wrote:
> > > (Taking Martin and Heiko on Cc for s390)
> > >
> > > I'd strongly suggest making the behavior the same for everyone. It should
> > > be fairly easy to make sure none of these warnings ever triggers
> > > on s390, because most of the Linux device driver code does not get build
> > > there anyway.
> >
> > Please don't do that. An s390 allyesconfig still triggers 45 warnings and
> > I'm currently not willing to "patch" working code just to get rid of these
> > warnings which are most likely all false positives.
> > That's the reason why we currently don't error out and only generate
> > warnings.
>
> Can't you just turn that option off then? Or are you worried about
> allyesconfig builds?

I'd like to keep an allyesconfig compiling and booting.
With the proposed change we would never see a green entry at
http://kisskb.ellerman.id.au/kisskb/branch/9/ for s390's allyesconfig
build ;)
And it would make it a bit harder to find the usual !HAS_DMA and
!HAS_IOMEM build breakages we see quite frequently. No reason to make
it even more difficult to keep s390 compiling.

> The current state is confusing because on s390
> CONFIG_DEBUG_STRICT_USER_COPY_CHECKS means that gcc will warn rather
> than ignore the finding, while on all others, the same option turns
> a warning into an error.

Then maybe add a "choice" Kconfig option in a way that both allyesconfig
as well as allnoconfig will build?


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