Re: next: arm64: gcc-8-defconfig: ufshcd.c:10629:2: /builds/linux/include/linux/compiler_types.h:397:38: error: call to '__compiletime_assert_553' declared with attribute error: BUILD_BUG_ON failed:

From: Bart Van Assche
Date: Tue Aug 01 2023 - 16:15:41 EST

On 8/1/23 12:54, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
On Tue, Aug 1, 2023, at 19:51, Bart Van Assche wrote:
On 8/1/23 07:56, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
On Tue, Aug 1, 2023, at 16:23, Naresh Kamboju wrote:

If I change the return type of ufshcd_check_header_layout() from void
into unsigned int and insert the following at the start of that function:

return ((u8 *)&(struct request_desc_header){ .enable_crypto = 1})[2] != 0x80;

then the compiler shows the following in the output window:

xorl %eax, %eax

In other words, the expression next to the return statement evaluates to zero
but the same expression does not evaluate to zero in the BUILD_BUG_ON()
statement. Does this perhaps indicate a compiler bug? And if so, what is the
appropriate way to fix the build error? Insert an #ifdef/#endif pair inside
ufshcd_check_header_layout() such that the compile-time checks do not happen
for gcc version 9 or older?

I played around it some more, and this apparently comes
down to constant-folding in sub-byte bitfields, so in the
older compilers neither the ==0x80 nor the !=0x80 case
can be ruled out because of a missing optimization.
Instead the generated code would try to initialize the
variable at runtime and then do a conditional branch to
the assert, but that of course fails the build.

I'd suggest something like

if (defined(GCC_VERSION) && GCC_VERSION < 100000)

before the assertion, in that case it doesn't evaluate it.

An untested patch has been posted on the linux-scsi mailing list. It would
be really appreciated if someone could help with testing that patch since
none of the Linux distro's that I use regularly provides binaries for gcc-9
nor for gcc-8.