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Re: [PATCH] xenbus: avoid stack overflow warning

On Tue, May 5, 2020 at 4:34 PM Jürgen Groß <jgross@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 05.05.20 16:15, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> > The __xenbus_map_ring() function has two large arrays, 'map' and
> > 'unmap' on its stack. When clang decides to inline it into its caller,
> > xenbus_map_ring_valloc_hvm(), the total stack usage exceeds the warning
> > limit for stack size on 32-bit architectures.
> >
> > drivers/xen/xenbus/xenbus_client.c:592:12: error: stack frame size of 1104 
> > bytes in function 'xenbus_map_ring_valloc_hvm' 
> > [-Werror,-Wframe-larger-than=]
> >
> > As far as I can tell, other compilers don't inline it here, so we get
> > no warning, but the stack usage is actually the same. It is possible
> > for both arrays to use the same location on the stack, but the compiler
> > cannot prove that this is safe because they get passed to external
> > functions that may end up using them until they go out of scope.
> >
> > Move the two arrays into separate basic blocks to limit the scope
> > and force them to occupy less stack in total, regardless of the
> > inlining decision.
> Why don't you put both arrays into a union?

I considered that as well, and don't really mind either way. I think it does
get a bit ugly whatever we do. If you prefer the union, I can respin the
patch that way.




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