[llvm-branch-commits] [cfe-branch] r367158 - [clang][docs][release notes] mention asm goto support

Hans Wennborg via llvm-branch-commits llvm-branch-commits at lists.llvm.org
Fri Jul 26 14:31:11 PDT 2019

Author: hans
Date: Fri Jul 26 14:31:11 2019
New Revision: 367158

URL: http://llvm.org/viewvc/llvm-project?rev=367158&view=rev
[clang][docs][release notes] mention asm goto support

By Nick Desaulniers!

Differential revision: https://reviews.llvm.org/D65302


Modified: cfe/branches/release_90/docs/ReleaseNotes.rst
URL: http://llvm.org/viewvc/llvm-project/cfe/branches/release_90/docs/ReleaseNotes.rst?rev=367158&r1=367157&r2=367158&view=diff
--- cfe/branches/release_90/docs/ReleaseNotes.rst (original)
+++ cfe/branches/release_90/docs/ReleaseNotes.rst Fri Jul 26 14:31:11 2019
@@ -111,6 +111,12 @@ C Language Changes in Clang
   in all C-family languages. This macro is similar to ``__FILE__`` except it
   will always provide the last path component when possible.
+- Initial support for ``asm goto`` statements (a GNU C extension) has been
+  added for control flow from inline assembly to labels. The main consumers of
+  this construct are the Linux kernel (CONFIG_JUMP_LABEL=y) and glib. There are
+  still a few unsupported corner cases in Clang's integrated assembler and
+  IfConverter. Please file bugs for any issues you run into.
 - ...
 C11 Feature Support
@@ -242,6 +248,33 @@ The following methods have been added:
 Significant Known Problems
+Linux Kernel
+With support for asm goto, the mainline Linux kernel for x86_64 is now buildable
+(and bootable) with Clang 9.  Other architectures that don't require
+CONFIG_JUMP_LABEL=y such as arm, aarch64, ppc32, ppc64le, (and possibly mips)
+have been supported with older releases of Clang (Clang 4 was first used with
+The Android and ChromeOS Linux distributions have moved to building their Linux
+kernels with Clang, and Google is currently testing Clang built kernels for
+their production Linux kernels.
+Further, LLD, llvm-objcopy, llvm-ar, llvm-nm, llvm-objdump can all be used to
+build a working Linux kernel.
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