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SubjectRe: linux-next: Tree for Apr 3 (objtool)
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On 4/4/19 1:51 PM, Randy Dunlap wrote:
> On 4/4/19 10:16 AM, Josh Poimboeuf wrote:
>> On Wed, Apr 03, 2019 at 03:29:17PM -0700, Randy Dunlap wrote:
>>> On 4/3/19 1:53 PM, Josh Poimboeuf wrote:
>>>> On Wed, Apr 03, 2019 at 08:02:43AM -0700, Randy Dunlap wrote:
>>>>> On 4/3/19 1:24 AM, Stephen Rothwell wrote:
>>>>>> Hi all,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Changes since 20190402:
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> on x86_64:
>>>>>
>>>>> arch/x86/entry/entry_64.o: warning: objtool: .entry.text+0x909: unreachable instruction
>>>>
>>>> Your .o file looks odd. I can't recreate the issue when I build the
>>>> same object.
>>>
>>> This (randconfig) build has tracing enabled? Could that have anything to do
>>> with it?
>>
>> No, I can't see any reasonable explanation for it other than a buggy
>> toolchain.
>>
>>> The randconfig file is attached.
>>
>> I still can't recreate with your randconfig.
>>
>>>> Did the issue only just now show up? Can you bisect it? What version
>>>> of binutils are you using?
>>>
>>>> ld -v
>>> GNU ld (GNU Binutils; openSUSE Leap 42.3) 2.31.1.20180828-19
>>>
>>>
>>> My build logs show it first occurred (in my randconfig builds) in
>>> linux-next-20190204.
>>
>> It seems really odd. Can you do a bisect?
>>
>
> Sure, I'll give it a try.
>

That didn't work very well. First I narrowed the problem down to between
4.16 (good) and 4.17-rc1 (bad), then I did the git bisects, and ended up
pointing to a SCSI driver patch.

I'm inclined to suspect that it's a padding problem, i.e. toolchain problem
like you suggested.

--
~Randy

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