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[RFA]: ARM: Fix parameter handling of FP types in arm_push_arguments()


while running the testsuite on ARM, I found that the handling
of type `float' as argument type in the function arm_push_arguments()
is pretty buggy.

For some reason the size of float arguments was always given as
sizeof(float) even when K&R style functions are called which
expect the float arguments with sizeof(double).
Up to this point one would expect that calling K&R functions with
float arguments is broken.

As a matter of fact, arm_push_arguments() coerced float args
always to double types so that K&R functions were happy while
calling ANSI style functions getting float args were broken.

The below fix is doing two things now.

- It adds the macro COERCE_FLOAT_TO_DOUBLE() to config/arm/tm-arm.h,
  calling standard_coerce_float_to_double().  This results in
  floats being coerced to double already *before* arm_push_arguments()
  is called.

- It eliminates the now useless (and wrong) special float handling
  from arm_push_arguments().


2002-02-08  Corinna Vinschen  <>

	* arm-tdep.c (arm_push_arguments): Eliminate special float
	type handling.
	* config/arm/tm-arm.h (COERCE_FLOAT_TO_DOUBLE): Define to
	call standard_coerce_float_to_double().

Index: arm-tdep.c
RCS file: /cvs/src/src/gdb/arm-tdep.c,v
retrieving revision 1.36
diff -u -p -r1.36 arm-tdep.c
--- arm-tdep.c	2002/02/06 15:21:16	1.36
+++ arm-tdep.c	2002/02/08 15:32:18
@@ -1440,12 +1440,7 @@ arm_push_arguments (int nargs, struct va
       arg_type = check_typedef (VALUE_TYPE (args[argnum]));
       len = TYPE_LENGTH (arg_type);
-      /* ANSI C code passes float arguments as integers, K&R code
-         passes float arguments as doubles.  Correct for this here.  */
-      if (TYPE_CODE_FLT == TYPE_CODE (arg_type) && REGISTER_SIZE == len)
-	nstack_size += FP_REGISTER_VIRTUAL_SIZE;
-      else
-	nstack_size += len;
+      nstack_size += len;
   /* Allocate room on the stack, and initialize our stack frame
@@ -1482,21 +1477,6 @@ arm_push_arguments (int nargs, struct va
       typecode = TYPE_CODE (arg_type);
       val = (char *) VALUE_CONTENTS (args[argnum]);
-      /* ANSI C code passes float arguments as integers, K&R code
-         passes float arguments as doubles.  The .stabs record for 
-         for ANSI prototype floating point arguments records the
-         type as FP_INTEGER, while a K&R style (no prototype)
-         .stabs records the type as FP_FLOAT.  In this latter case
-         the compiler converts the float arguments to double before
-         calling the function.  */
-      if (TYPE_CODE_FLT == typecode && REGISTER_SIZE == len)
-	{
-	  DOUBLEST dblval;
-	  dblval = extract_floating (val, len);
-	  val = alloca (len);
-	  store_floating (val, len, dblval);
-	}
 #if 1
       /* I don't know why this code was disable. The only logical use
          for a function pointer is to call that function, so setting
Index: config/arm/tm-arm.h
RCS file: /cvs/src/src/gdb/config/arm/tm-arm.h,v
retrieving revision 1.23
diff -u -p -r1.23 tm-arm.h
--- tm-arm.h	2002/02/06 15:21:17	1.23
+++ tm-arm.h	2002/02/08 15:32:20
@@ -430,4 +430,6 @@ extern int arm_pc_is_thumb (bfd_vma mema
    a Thumb function.  */
 extern int arm_pc_is_thumb_dummy (bfd_vma memaddr);
+#define COERCE_FLOAT_TO_DOUBLE(formal, actual) (standard_coerce_float_to_double (formal, actual))
 #endif /* TM_ARM_H */

Corinna Vinschen
Cygwin Developer
Red Hat, Inc.

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