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Subject[PATCH 2/4] objtool: Skip unreachable warnings for 'alt' instructions
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When a whitelisted function uses one of the ALTERNATIVE macros, it
produces false positive warnings like:

arch/x86/kvm/vmx.o: warning: objtool: .altinstr_replacement+0x0: unreachable instruction
arch/x86/kvm/svm.o: warning: objtool: .altinstr_replacement+0x6e: unreachable instruction

There's no easy way to whitelist alternative instructions, so instead
just skip any 'unreachable' warnings associated with them.

Reported-by: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de>
Signed-off-by: Josh Poimboeuf <jpoimboe@redhat.com>
---
tools/objtool/check.c | 7 ++++++-
1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/tools/objtool/check.c b/tools/objtool/check.c
index d07bf4a62b45..4f0c4aea8f6f 100644
--- a/tools/objtool/check.c
+++ b/tools/objtool/check.c
@@ -1746,8 +1746,13 @@ static bool ignore_unreachable_insn(struct instruction *insn)
/*
* Ignore any unused exceptions. This can happen when a whitelisted
* function has an exception table entry.
+ *
+ * Also ignore alternative replacement instructions. This can happen
+ * when a whitelisted function uses one of the ALTERNATIVE macros.
*/
- if (!strcmp(insn->sec->name, ".fixup"))
+ if (!strcmp(insn->sec->name, ".fixup") ||
+ !strcmp(insn->sec->name, ".altinstr_replacement") ||
+ !strcmp(insn->sec->name, ".altinstr_aux"))
return true;

/*
--
2.13.3
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