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authorJeroen Hofstee <>2014-09-18 22:10:27 +0400
committerMathieu Malaterre <>2017-07-05 15:04:50 +0300
commit170c7422717c00b2a9cf2acc38d17b7f8ff23e29 (patch)
parent02c51304c45e2e85ed0e0b4f09c640e6e513cf60 (diff)
compiler_gcc: prevent redefining attributes
The libc headers on FreeBSD and likely related projects as well contain an header file, cdefs.h which provides similiar functionality as linux/compiler.h. It provides compiler independent defines like __weak __packed, to allow compiling with multiple compilers which might have a different syntax for such extension. Since that header file is included in multiple standard headers, like stddef.h and stdarg.h, multiple definitions of those defines will be present if both are included. When compiling u-boot the compiler will warn about it hundreds of times since e.g. common.h will include both files indirectly. commit 7ea50d52849fe8ffa5b5b74c979b60b1045d6fc9 "compiler_gcc: do not redefine __gnu_attributes" prevented such redefinitions, but this was undone by commit fb8ffd7cfc68b3dc44e182356a207d784cb30b34 "compiler*.h: sync include/linux/compiler*.h with Linux 3.16". Add the checks back where necessary to prevent such warnings. As the original patch this checkpatch warning is ignored: "WARNING: Adding new packed members is to be done with care" Cc: Masahiro Yamada <> Cc: Tom Rini <> Signed-off-by: Jeroen Hofstee <> Acked-by: Masahiro Yamada <>
1 files changed, 10 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/include/linux/compiler-gcc.h b/include/linux/compiler-gcc.h
index 02ae99e8e..e057bd2a8 100644
--- a/include/linux/compiler-gcc.h
+++ b/include/linux/compiler-gcc.h
@@ -64,8 +64,12 @@
#define __deprecated __attribute__((deprecated))
+#ifndef __packed
#define __packed __attribute__((packed))
+#ifndef __weak
#define __weak __attribute__((weak))
* it doesn't make sense on ARM (currently the only user of __naked) to trace
@@ -91,8 +95,12 @@
* would be.
* [...]
+#ifndef __pure
#define __pure __attribute__((pure))
+#ifndef __aligned
#define __aligned(x) __attribute__((aligned(x)))
#define __printf(a, b) __attribute__((format(printf, a, b)))
#define __scanf(a, b) __attribute__((format(scanf, a, b)))
#define noinline __attribute__((noinline))
@@ -115,4 +123,6 @@
#define uninitialized_var(x) x = x
+#ifndef __always_inline
#define __always_inline inline __attribute__((always_inline))