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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] tools/nolibc: x86-64: Fix startup code bug

This is a code to test.

Compile with:
gcc -O3 -ggdb3 -nostdlib -o test test.c

Technical explanation:
The System V ABI mandates the %rsp must be 16-byte aligned before
performing a function call, but the current nolibc.h violates it.

This %rsp alignment violation makes the callee can't align its stack
properly. Note that the callee may have a situation where it requires
vector aligned move. For example, `movaps` with memory operand w.r.t.
xmm registers, it requires the src/dst address be 16-byte aligned.

Since the callee can't align its stack properly, it will segfault when
executing `movaps`. The following C code is the reproducer and test
to ensure the bug really exists and this patch fixes it.

/* SPDX-License-Identifier: LGPL-2.1 OR MIT */

* Bug reproducer and test for Willy's nolibc (x86-64) by Ammar.
* Compile with:
* gcc -O3 -ggdb3 -nostdlib -o test test.c

#include "tools/include/nolibc/nolibc.h"

static void dump_argv(int argc, char *argv[])
int i;
const char str[] = "\nDumping argv...\n";

write(1, str, strlen(str));
for (i = 0; i < argc; i++) {
write(1, argv[i], strlen(argv[i]));
write(1, "\n", 1);

static void dump_envp(char *envp[])
int i = 0;
const char str[] = "\nDumping envp...\n";

write(1, str, strlen(str));
while (envp[i] != NULL) {
write(1, envp[i], strlen(envp[i]));
write(1, "\n", 1);

#define read_barrier(PTR) __asm__ volatile(""::"r"(PTR):"memory")

static void test_sse_move_aligned(void)
int i;
int arr[32] __attribute__((__aligned__(16)));

* The assignment inside this loop is very likely
* performed with aligned move, thus if we don't
* align the %rsp properly, it will fault!
* If we fault due to misaligned here, then there
* must be a caller below us that violates SysV
* ABI w.r.t. to %rsp alignment before func call.
for (i = 0; i < 32; i++)
arr[i] = 1;


int main(int argc, char *argv[], char *envp[])
dump_argv(argc, argv);
return 0;

Ammar Faizi

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