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Subject[PATCH AUTOSEL 4.4 35/64] tracing: Use address-of operator on section symbols
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From: Nathan Chancellor <natechancellor@gmail.com>

[ Upstream commit bf2cbe044da275021b2de5917240411a19e5c50d ]

Clang warns:

../kernel/trace/trace.c:9335:33: warning: array comparison always
evaluates to true [-Wtautological-compare]
if (__stop___trace_bprintk_fmt != __start___trace_bprintk_fmt)
^
1 warning generated.

These are not true arrays, they are linker defined symbols, which are
just addresses. Using the address of operator silences the warning and
does not change the runtime result of the check (tested with some print
statements compiled in with clang + ld.lld and gcc + ld.bfd in QEMU).

Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20200220051011.26113-1-natechancellor@gmail.com

Link: https://github.com/ClangBuiltLinux/linux/issues/893
Suggested-by: Nick Desaulniers <ndesaulniers@google.com>
Signed-off-by: Nathan Chancellor <natechancellor@gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: Steven Rostedt (VMware) <rostedt@goodmis.org>
Signed-off-by: Sasha Levin <sashal@kernel.org>
---
kernel/trace/trace.c | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/kernel/trace/trace.c b/kernel/trace/trace.c
index 17ea5f9d36b48..e4a0c0308b507 100644
--- a/kernel/trace/trace.c
+++ b/kernel/trace/trace.c
@@ -7263,7 +7263,7 @@ __init static int tracer_alloc_buffers(void)
goto out_free_buffer_mask;

/* Only allocate trace_printk buffers if a trace_printk exists */
- if (__stop___trace_bprintk_fmt != __start___trace_bprintk_fmt)
+ if (&__stop___trace_bprintk_fmt != &__start___trace_bprintk_fmt)
/* Must be called before global_trace.buffer is allocated */
trace_printk_init_buffers();

--
2.25.1
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