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SubjectRe: [PATCH] tracing: silence GCC 9 array bounds warning
On Fri, May 17, 2019 at 7:59 PM Linus Torvalds
<torvalds@linux-foundation.org> wrote:
>
> On Fri, May 17, 2019 at 2:25 AM Miguel Ojeda
> <miguel.ojeda.sandonis@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > + memset((char *)(iter) + offsetof(struct trace_iterator, seq), 0,
> > + sizeof(struct trace_iterator) -
> > + offsetof(struct trace_iterator, seq));
>
> Honestly, the above is nasty.
>
> Whenever you have to split an expression or statement over several
> lines, you should ask yourself why it's so complicated.

Will do -- I was trying to keep the code as closely to the original as
possible (I simply replaced the &iter.seq expression :-)

By the way, how do you all feel about moving this as a generic
facility to zero out the suffix/prefix of an structure? In particular,
since we won't have the LAT* stuff according to Steven.

> Also, the while 'offset' is a variable, any compiler will immediately
> see that it's a constant value, so it's not like this will affect the
> generated code at all.

I like C++'s constexpr (for variable defs), maybe one day we will get
it on C; it is useful to cleanly annotate compile-time values like
this.

> Unless you compile with something crazy like
> '-O0', which is not a supported configuration exactly because we
> expect compilers to not be terminally stupid.

Fun fact: it seems clang folds some of these even under -O0. In
godbolt I see it folding the third argument completely. The first one
isn't, but it is computed on the function prologue, leaving the
'offset' variable unused.

Cheers,
Miguel

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