RE: [Linux-ia64] Re: gas generates incorrect ia64 unwind rlen val ues

From: David Mosberger <>
Date: 2003-01-18 13:30:26
>>>>> On Thu, 19 Dec 2002 17:46:54 -0800, "Patil, Harish" <> said:

  >> From: David Mosberger []
  >> Sent: Thursday, December 19, 2002 3:19 PM
  >> To: Patil, Harish
  >> Cc: ''; ''
  >> Subject: Re: [Linux-ia64] Re: gas generates incorrect ia64 unwind rlen
  >> values

  >> Is your script fully automatic?  If so, perhaps we could add it to the
  >> kernel sources and run it as part of "make check".  I'd love to have
  >> better unwind-info checking tools.  Actually, it's even more important
  >> to use such tools to verify the correctness of the user-level unwind
  >> info.

  Harish> Yes, the script is fully automatic and is included below (requires a
  Harish> 'readelf' that understands "-u" option).

OK, I checked this script into arch/ia64/scripts/ now.  I
had to hack it a bit because readelf v2. generates the
code-ranges in the format:


Which isn't what the script expected.

I also fixed the handful of problems it pointed out.  I agree that
those are really gas bugs (except perhaps for the unwind info in
gate.S, which was a bit clunky).  But for now, I fixed things by
adding explicit nop's and commenting out .align directives.  The
removal of .align may cost us a cycle or two in some routines, but I
don't it's noticable in practice.


Received on Fri Jan 17 18:32:00 2003

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