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Re: [PATCH] gas: allow labeling of CFI instructions

On Fri, Dec 19, 2014 at 6:26 AM, Jan Beulich <> wrote:
> When runtime patching code (like e.g. done by the Linux kernel) there
> may be cases where the set of stack frame alterations differs between
> unpatched and patched code. Consequently the corresponding unwind data
> needs patching too. Locating the right places within an FDE, however,
> is rather cumbersome without a way to insert labels in the resulting
> section. Hence this patch introduces a new directive, .cfi_label. Note
> that with the way CFI data gets emitted currently (at the end of the
> assembly process) this can't support local FB- and dollar-labels.
> gas/
> 2014-12-19  Jan Beulich <>
>         * gas/dw2gencfi.c (cfi_add_label, dot_cfi_label): New.
>         (cfi_pseudo_table): Add "cfi_label".
>         (output_cfi_insn): Handle CFI_label.
>         (select_cie_for_fde): Als terminate CIE when encountering
>         CFI_label.
>         * dw2gencfi.h (cfi_add_label): Declare.
>         (struct cfi_insn_data): New member "sym_name".
>         (CFI_label): New.
>         * read.c (read_symbol_name): Drop "static".
>         * read.h (read_symbol_name): Declare.

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