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SubjectRe: [PATCH] arm64: vdso32: force vdso32 to be compiled as -marm
On Wed, May 27, 2020 at 6:45 AM Robin Murphy <> wrote:
> On 2020-05-26 18:31, Nick Desaulniers wrote:
> > Custom toolchains that modify the default target to -mthumb cannot
> > compile the arm64 compat vdso32, as
> > arch/arm64/include/asm/vdso/compat_gettimeofday.h
> > contains assembly that's invalid in -mthumb. Force the use of -marm,
> > always.
> FWIW, this seems suspicious - the only assembly instructions I see there
> are SWI(SVC), MRRC, and a MOV, all of which exist in Thumb for the
> -march=armv7a baseline that we set.
> On a hunch, I've just bodged "VDSO_CFLAGS += -mthumb" into my tree and
> built a Thumb VDSO quite happily with Ubuntu 19.04's
> gcc-arm-linux-gnueabihf. What was the actual failure you saw?

From the link in the commit message: `write to reserved register 'R7'`
IIUC r7 is reserved for the frame pointer in THUMB?

What is the implicit default of your gcc-arm-linux-gnueabihf at -O2?
-mthumb, or -marm?
~Nick Desaulniers

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