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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] ARM: copypage-fa: add kto and kfrom to input operands list
On 16.10.2018 00:46, Russell King - ARM Linux wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 16, 2018 at 12:39:54AM +0200, Stefan Agner wrote:
>> On 16.10.2018 00:23, Russell King - ARM Linux wrote:
>> > On Tue, Oct 16, 2018 at 12:16:29AM +0200, Stefan Agner wrote:
>> >> When functions incoming parameters are not in input operands list gcc
>> >> 4.5 does not load the parameters into registers before calling this
>> >> function but the inline assembly assumes valid addresses inside this
>> >> function. This breaks the code because r0 and r1 are invalid when
>> >> execution enters v4wb_copy_user_page ()
>> >
>> > NAK. Naked functions must never be inlined. Please add a "noinline"
>> > attribute to the function rather than making things more complex.
>> >
>>
>> To be honest, I did not put much thought into this commit since it is
>> just doing to copypage-fa.c what 9a40ac86152c ("ARM: 6164/1: Add kto and
>> kfrom to input operands list.") has been done to the other copypage
>> implementations...
>>
>> [adding Khem]
>>
>> > The GCC manual states:
>> >
>> > `naked'
>> > Use this attribute on the ARM, AVR, MCORE, MSP430, NDS32, RL78, RX
>> > and SPU ports to indicate that the specified function does not
>> > need prologue/epilogue sequences generated by the compiler. It is
>> > up to the programmer to provide these sequences. The only
>> > ^^^^^^^^
>> > statements that can be safely included in naked functions are
>> > ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>> > `asm' statements that do not have operands. All other statements,
>> > ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>> > including declarations of local variables, `if' statements, and so
>> > forth, should be avoided. Naked functions should be used to
>> > implement the body of an assembly function, while allowing the
>> > compiler to construct the requisite function declaration for the
>> > assembler.
>> >
>> > The 'I' attribute is fine here because it is a constant that is not
>> > allowed to be in a register (and hence has no code generation side
>> > effects.)
>> >
>> > Adding operands for the input parameters, however, isn't going to
>> > work around the fact that _this_ assembly is written to be out of
>> > line and so it must never be inlined by the compiler.
>>
>> I briefly looked at a disassembled version after applying both patches,
>> it indeed leads to inlining. However, the code seems to be working
>> (thanks to asm volatile?)...
>
> Apart from v4wb_copy_user_page() and mc_copy_user_page(), how is
> Clang inlining these static functions that are only used through
> function pointers?

I only looked at copypage-xscale.c (the mc_copy_user_page() case)...

--
Stefan

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