path: root/arch/x86/include/asm/page.h
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Diffstat (limited to 'arch/x86/include/asm/page.h')
1 files changed, 7 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/arch/x86/include/asm/page.h b/arch/x86/include/asm/page.h
index 625c3f0e741a..8ca82839288a 100644
--- a/arch/x86/include/asm/page.h
+++ b/arch/x86/include/asm/page.h
@@ -37,6 +37,13 @@ static inline void copy_user_page(void *to, void *from, unsigned long vaddr,
#define __pa_nodebug(x) __phys_addr_nodebug((unsigned long)(x))
/* __pa_symbol should be used for C visible symbols.
This seems to be the official gcc blessed way to do such arithmetic. */
+ * We need __phys_reloc_hide() here because gcc may assume that there is no
+ * overflow during __pa() calculation and can optimize it unexpectedly.
+ * Newer versions of gcc provide -fno-strict-overflow switch to handle this
+ * case properly. Once all supported versions of gcc understand it, we can
+ * remove this Voodoo magic stuff. (i.e. once gcc3.x is deprecated)
+ */
#define __pa_symbol(x) __pa(__phys_reloc_hide((unsigned long)(x)))
#define __va(x) ((void *)((unsigned long)(x)+PAGE_OFFSET))

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