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SubjectRe: BUG: GCC-4.4.x changes the function frame on some functions
2009/11/19 Frederic Weisbecker <>:
> I would really like this. So that we can forget about other possible
> further suprises due to sophisticated function prologues beeing before
> the mcount call.
> And I guess that would fix it in every archs.

My 5 cent for this, too.

> That said, Linus had a good point about the fact there might other uses
> of mcount even more tricky than what does the function graph tracer,
> outside the kernel, and those may depend on the strict ABI assumption
> that 4(ebp) is always the _real_ return address, and that through all
> the previous stack call. This is even a concern that extrapolates the
> single mcount case.
> So I wonder that actually the real problem is the lack of something that
> could provide this guarantee. We may need a -real-ra-before-fp (yeah
> I suck in naming).

There are, especially in windows world. We noticed that for example
the Sun's JDK (which is compiled by VC) can be used in gcc compiled
code only by -fno-omit-frame-pointer, as otherwise it fails badly
reasoned by wrong ebp accesses.


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