[Buildroot] [PATCH v2] linux: disable attribute alias with gcc >= 8.1

Romain Naour romain.naour at gmail.com
Sat Jun 2 14:34:07 UTC 2018


gcc-8 started warning about function aliases that have a non-matching
prototype. This seems rather useful in general, but it causes tons of
warnings in the Linux kernel, where we rely on abusing those aliases
for system call entry points, in order to sanitze the arguments passed
from user space in registers.

See https://gcc.gnu.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=82435

Disable the attribute-alias warning introduced by gcc-8 by adding
-Wno-attribute-alias to KCFLAGS.

Signed-off-by: Romain Naour <romain.naour at gmail.com>
Cc: Thomas Petazzoni <thomas.petazzoni at bootlin.com>
---
v2: use KCFLAGS instead of KBUILD_CFLAGS (ThomasP)

Fixes most of build errors reported by toolchains-builder on Gitlab.
https://gitlab.com/free-electrons/toolchains-builder/pipelines/22921464
---
 linux/linux.mk | 9 +++++++++
 1 file changed, 9 insertions(+)

diff --git a/linux/linux.mk b/linux/linux.mk
index 6b5f5344ed..f6cf005196 100644
--- a/linux/linux.mk
+++ b/linux/linux.mk
@@ -121,6 +121,15 @@ LINUX_MAKE_ENV += \
 	KBUILD_BUILD_TIMESTAMP="$(shell LC_ALL=C date -d @$(SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH))"
 endif
 
+# gcc-8 started warning about function aliases that have a non-matching prototype.
+# This seems rather useful in general, but it causes tons of warnings in the Linux kernel,
+# where we rely on abusing those aliases for system call entry points, in order to sanitze
+# the arguments passed from user space in registers.
+# https://gcc.gnu.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=82435
+ifeq ($(BR2_TOOLCHAIN_GCC_AT_LEAST_8),y)
+LINUX_MAKE_ENV += KCFLAGS=-Wno-attribute-alias
+endif
+
 # Get the real Linux version, which tells us where kernel modules are
 # going to be installed in the target filesystem.
 LINUX_VERSION_PROBED = `$(MAKE) $(LINUX_MAKE_FLAGS) -C $(LINUX_DIR) --no-print-directory -s kernelrelease 2>/dev/null`
-- 
2.14.3



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