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SubjectRe: [tip:x86/seves] BUILD SUCCESS WITH WARNING e6eb15c9ba3165698488ae5c34920eea20eaa38e
On Wed, Sep 16, 2020 at 4:34 AM Borislav Petkov <bp@alien8.de> wrote:
>
> On Tue, Sep 15, 2020 at 05:50:54PM -0400, Arvind Sankar wrote:
> > On Tue, Sep 15, 2020 at 10:49:12PM +0200, Borislav Petkov wrote:
> > >
> > > (Btw, clang doesn't need to add that "xor %eax,%eax" - panic() should not be
> > > returning, ever. :-))
> > >
> >
> > I think this is because panic() is varargs, and clang doesn't support
> > gcc's -mskip-rax-setup. The normal ABI requires the caller to set RAX to
> > the number of arguments in vector registers.
> >
> > https://patchwork.ozlabs.org/project/gcc/patch/20141218131150.GA32638@intel.com/
>
> Ah, good point. Found this in the ABI doc:
>
> "For calls that may call functions that use varargs or stdargs
> (prototype-less calls or calls to functions containing ellipsis (...) in
> the declaration) %al is used as hidden argument to specify the number of
> vector registers used. The contents of %al do not need to match exactly
> the number of registers, but must be an upper bound on the number of
> vector registers used and is in the range 0–8 inclusive."

pt. 3 https://nickdesaulniers.github.io/blog/2014/04/18/lets-write-some-x86-64/

...2014, jesus...

"But you never can tell exactly what the compiler is doing. It doesn’t
always come out the way you want. Like a dusty pane or warped mirror."
Seems I'd learn more about that than I'd could have ever envisioned...
--
Thanks,
~Nick Desaulniers

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