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SubjectRe: [stable 4.9] PANIC: double fault, error_code: 0x0 - clang boot failed on x86_64
On Mon, Nov 30, 2020 at 12:12:39PM -0800, Nick Desaulniers wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 25, 2020 at 10:38 PM Greg Kroah-Hartman
> <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org> wrote:
> >
> > Is the mainline 4.9 tree supposed to work with clang? I didn't think
> > that upstream effort started until 4.19 or so.
>
> (For historical records, separate from the initial bug report that
> started this thread)
>
> I consider 785f11aa595b ("kbuild: Add better clang cross build
> support") to be the starting point of a renewed effort to upstream
> clang support. 785f11aa595b landed in v4.12-rc1. I think most patches
> landed between there and 4.15 (would have been my guess). From there,
> support was backported to 4.14, 4.9, and 4.4 for x86_64 and aarch64.
> We still have CI coverage of those branches+arches with Clang today.
> Pixel 2 shipped with 4.4+clang, Pixel 3 and 3a with 4.9+clang, Pixel 4
> and 4a with 4.14+clang. CrOS has also shipped clang built kernels
> since 4.4+.

Thanks for the info. Naresh, does this help explain why maybe testing
these kernel branches with clang might not be the best thing to do?

greg k-h

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