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SubjectRE: clang asm-goto support (Was Re: [PATCH v2] x86/retpoline: Add clang support)
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Hi Kees,

When I raised the question of whether we want to add support for "asm goto" in llvm I got some feedback from the community that "asm goto" might not be the best solution for the problem it was invented for (optimizing support for tracepoints), so I stopped perusing this issue.
I'm CC-ing the developers that participated in the original thread and a few developers that might be interested in adding support of "asm goto".
I'm also adding the llvm-dev mailing list, in case there are additional parties interested in voicing their opinion.

I hope this will give this issue a push forward and we will find a solution that will not prevent llvm from compiling linux kernel.

Thanks,
Marina

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From: Kees Cook [mailto:keescook@google.com]
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Subject: clang asm-goto support (Was Re: [PATCH v2] x86/retpoline: Add clang support)

On Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 4:10 PM, David Woodhouse <dwmw2@infradead.org> wrote:
> We also need to resolve the asm-goto thing.

Yes, this is becoming much more urgent, assuming we'll be raising the minimum GCC version soon and drop support for lacking asm-goto...

Do you happen to know who the right people are to include to move the discussion forward? I know various kernel folks that are passionate about it, but I'm still getting to know who to talk with from llvm.

I see an earlier thread here:
http://lists.llvm.org/pipermail/llvm-dev/2017-April/111748.html

It seems to end there? I'm still coming up to speed on it, so I'm likely missing other context.

-Kees

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