[dpdk-dev] DPDK compilation on arm is failing in Travis

Honnappa Nagarahalli Honnappa.Nagarahalli at arm.com
Wed Jun 5 23:36:40 CEST 2019


> >
> > Thomas Monjalon <thomas at monjalon.net> writes:
> >
> > > 05/06/2019 21:40, Aaron Conole:
> > >> Thomas Monjalon <thomas at monjalon.net> writes:
> > >>
> > >> > The compilation of the master branch is failing for aarch64:
> > >> > 	https://travis-ci.com/DPDK/dpdk
> > >> > The log is so much verbose that I am not able to understand what
> > >> > is really wrong.
> > >> > Please help to diagnose and fix, thanks.
> > >>
> > >> A discussion about this:
> > >>
> > >> http://mails.dpdk.org/archives/dev/2019-June/134012.html
> > >
> > > I see the error now.
> > > It is printing the full log after the error, so I missed the error
> > > at the top.
> > >
> > > I've read your comment about a possible error with the patch
> > > removing weak functions but neither me nor Bruce were able to reproduce
> it.
> > > What is the condition to see this compiler warning?
> >
> > It is only on ARM, and only when the neon intrinsics are in use.
> I am not able to reproduce it from the tip of master.
> 
> I am using:
> gcc (Ubuntu 8.3.0-6ubuntu1~18.04) 8.3.0
> 
> From the log on Travis, looks like the compiler is:
> gcc (Ubuntu 5.4.0-6ubuntu1~16.04.11) 5.4.0 20160609
> 
> Is this the issue?
> 
> Why are we seeing the error now?
I tested with gcc-5 (Ubuntu/Linaro 5.5.0-12ubuntu1) 5.5.0 20171010, it works fine. I cannot get hold of 5.4.0. Not sure if needs to be supported.
Are there any issues in upgrading to 7 or 8?

> 
> >
> > The issue is the vector lane setting code looks like:
> >
> >    lval = lane_set(scalar, rval, lane id)
> >
> > In this case, 'rval' is being used before it is ever set, but it
> > really could be just 0 for the first lane setting code.  Thereafter,
> > we use the old value of input as the rval, but each time a different lane is set.
> >
> > It would be nice if there were an intrinsic that formatted correctly
> > from the start (something we could call like lval =
> lane_set_from_array(scalar_array)).
> > Then 'input' would never appear as an rval before it was set.
> >
> > I thought Jerin Jacob (CC'd) would have some opinion on the right fix.
> > There are three 'fixes' I know exist - one is to squelch the warning
> > (but I don't like it because it could hide future code that introduces
> > this), one is to create a static and use assignment, one is to replace
> > the first call and pass in a 0'd lane for the first one.
> >
> > Actually, I think I have a patch that could work to not introduce an
> > assignment, but squelch the warning.  Something like the following (not
> tested).
> >
> > ---
> >
> > diff --git a/lib/librte_acl/acl_run_neon.h
> > b/lib/librte_acl/acl_run_neon.h index 01b9766d8..37c984fef 100644
> > --- a/lib/librte_acl/acl_run_neon.h
> > +++ b/lib/librte_acl/acl_run_neon.h
> > @@ -165,6 +165,7 @@ search_neon_8(const struct rte_acl_ctx *ctx, const
> > uint8_t **data,
> >  	uint64_t index_array[8];
> >  	struct completion cmplt[8];
> >  	struct parms parms[8];
> > +	static int32x4_t ZEROVAL;
> >  	int32x4_t input0, input1;
> >
> >  	acl_set_flow(&flows, cmplt, RTE_DIM(cmplt), data, results, @@ -
> > 181,8 +182,8 @@ search_neon_8(const struct rte_acl_ctx *ctx, const
> > uint8_t **data,
> >
> >  	while (flows.started > 0) {
> >  		/* Gather 4 bytes of input data for each stream. */
> > -		input0 = vsetq_lane_s32(GET_NEXT_4BYTES(parms, 0), input0,
> > 0);
> > -		input1 = vsetq_lane_s32(GET_NEXT_4BYTES(parms, 4), input1,
> > 0);
> > +		input0 = vsetq_lane_s32(GET_NEXT_4BYTES(parms, 0),
> > ZEROVAL, 0);
> > +		input1 = vsetq_lane_s32(GET_NEXT_4BYTES(parms, 4),
> > ZEROVAL, 0);
> >
> >  		input0 = vsetq_lane_s32(GET_NEXT_4BYTES(parms, 1), input0,
> 1);
> >  		input1 = vsetq_lane_s32(GET_NEXT_4BYTES(parms, 5), input1,
> 1); @@
> > -227,6 +228,7 @@ search_neon_4(const struct rte_acl_ctx *ctx, const
> > uint8_t **data,
> >  	uint64_t index_array[4];
> >  	struct completion cmplt[4];
> >  	struct parms parms[4];
> > +	static int32x4_t ZEROVAL;
> >  	int32x4_t input;
> >
> >  	acl_set_flow(&flows, cmplt, RTE_DIM(cmplt), data, results, @@ -
> > 242,7 +244,7 @@ search_neon_4(const struct rte_acl_ctx *ctx, const
> > uint8_t **data,
> >
> >  	while (flows.started > 0) {
> >  		/* Gather 4 bytes of input data for each stream. */
> > -		input = vsetq_lane_s32(GET_NEXT_4BYTES(parms, 0), input, 0);
> > +		input = vsetq_lane_s32(GET_NEXT_4BYTES(parms, 0),
> > ZEROVAL, 0);
> >  		input = vsetq_lane_s32(GET_NEXT_4BYTES(parms, 1), input, 1);
> >  		input = vsetq_lane_s32(GET_NEXT_4BYTES(parms, 2), input, 2);
> >  		input = vsetq_lane_s32(GET_NEXT_4BYTES(parms, 3), input, 3);
> > --
> > 2.21.0


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