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Subject[PATCH 01/74] Add __visible
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From: Andi Kleen <ak@linux.intel.com>

gcc 4.6+ has support for a externally_visible attribute, that prevents
the optimizer from optimizing unused symbols away. Add a __visible macro
to use it with that compiler version or later.

Signed-off-by: Andi Kleen <ak@linux.intel.com>
---
include/linux/compiler-gcc4.h | 7 +++++++
include/linux/compiler.h | 4 ++++
2 files changed, 11 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

diff --git a/include/linux/compiler-gcc4.h b/include/linux/compiler-gcc4.h
index 2f40791..934bc34 100644
--- a/include/linux/compiler-gcc4.h
+++ b/include/linux/compiler-gcc4.h
@@ -49,6 +49,13 @@
#endif
#endif

+#if __GNUC_MINOR__ >= 6
+/*
+ * Tell the optimizer that something else uses this function or variable.
+ */
+#define __visible __attribute__((externally_visible))
+#endif
+
#if __GNUC_MINOR__ > 0
#define __compiletime_object_size(obj) __builtin_object_size(obj, 0)
#endif
diff --git a/include/linux/compiler.h b/include/linux/compiler.h
index 923d093..f430e41 100644
--- a/include/linux/compiler.h
+++ b/include/linux/compiler.h
@@ -278,6 +278,10 @@ void ftrace_likely_update(struct ftrace_branch_data *f, int val, int expect);
# define __section(S) __attribute__ ((__section__(#S)))
#endif

+#ifndef __visible
+#define __visible
+#endif
+
/* Are two types/vars the same type (ignoring qualifiers)? */
#ifndef __same_type
# define __same_type(a, b) __builtin_types_compatible_p(typeof(a), typeof(b))
--
1.7.7.6


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