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SubjectRe: [llvmlinux] percpu | bitmap issue? (Cannot boot on bare metal due to a kernel NULL pointer dereference)
On Wed, Sep 9, 2015 at 2:54 PM, Peter Zijlstra <> wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 09, 2015 at 12:05:50PM +0200, Sedat Dilek wrote:
>> I can boot into a CLANG v3.7 compiled Linux-kernel when lib/bitmap is
>> compiled with GCC (here: v4.9).
>> CONFIG_OPTIMIZE_INLINING has no effect on this.
>> Attached are the single llvmlinux patch for AMD64 (x86_64), my
>> kernel-config and 2 objdumps with bitmap.o file alltogether.
> I suggest you go tell the LLVM people their compiler is broken.

It looks like an inline-optimization bug in CLANG when the compiler's
optimization-level is higher than -O2.

Level -O0 and -O1 are OK - I can boot in such Linux-kernel v4.2.

With Level -Oz when CONFIG_CC_OPTIMIZE_FOR_SIZE=y (equivalent to GCC's
-Os) the objdump looked sane but I cannot boot on bare metal.
Re-compiling lib/bitmap with -O0 or -O1 is fine again.

- Sedat -


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