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Re: [PATCH] Remove some obfuscation from ${arch}_skip_prologue functions

Doug Evans <> writes:

> I have found two cases where, I think, ${arch}_skip_prologue can
> be called with pc != func_addr: vax and ppc.
> I'd be happy with simplifying the target API so that
> we could have such an assert, though I'd rather not put it
> in ${arch}_skip_prologue.  I currently have the problem that
> the treatment of gcc vs clang is not as consistent as it could be
> across all ${arch}_skip_prologue functions, so I'm on a path of keeping
> as much code that should be common out of target-specific routines:
> cleaning it up later is not always fun or easy.


>  > Note that this assert is triggered on arm in
>  > gdb.cp/re-set-overloaded.exp, that is PC is [1] but FUNC_ADDR is [2].
>  > 
>  > (gdb) disassemble _ZN1CC1Ei
>  > Dump of assembler code for function _ZN1CC1Ev:
>  >    0x0000090c <+0>:     ldr     r12, [pc, #4]   ; 0x918 <_ZN1CC1Ev+12>   <- [2]
>  >    0x00000910 <+4>:     add     r12, r12, pc
>  >    0x00000914 <+8>:     bx      r12
>  >    0x00000918 <+12>:                    ; <UNDEFINED> instruction: 0xffffffc5
>  >    0x0000091c <+0>:     ldr     r12, [pc, #4]   ; 0x928 <_ZN1CC1Ei+12>   <- [1]
>  >    0x00000920 <+4>:     add     r12, r12, pc
>  > 
>  > AFAICS, PC is still the function address but find_pc_partial_function
>  > computes the FUNC_ADDR incorrectly and it is nothing wrong about your
>  > patch.
> Thanks, this is good data.
> I did a similar experiment on amd64-linux after writing
> and got no hits.
> I'd be curious to see how arm_skip_prologue handles this.

I hacked arm_skip_prologue as the patch below shows.

> What flavor of arm and what version of gcc?

The test case is compiled with "-mthumb -march=armv4t", and gcc is 4.9.1
based sourcery lite gcc for arm-none-linux-gnueabi.

> I can't recreate that example with arm-linux-gnueabi-g++-4.7.
> Also, can you send me gdb.log plus re-set-overloaded{,.so} ?
> [don't cc the list :-)]

Yes, they are sent to you.

Yao (éå)
diff --git a/gdb/arm-tdep.c b/gdb/arm-tdep.c
index f9feb52..d2f2d52 100644
--- a/gdb/arm-tdep.c
+++ b/gdb/arm-tdep.c
@@ -1396,6 +1396,8 @@ arm_skip_prologue (struct gdbarch *gdbarch, CORE_ADDR pc)
        = skip_prologue_using_sal (gdbarch, func_addr);
       struct symtab *s = find_pc_symtab (func_addr);
+      gdb_assert (pc == func_addr);
       if (post_prologue_pc)
          = arm_skip_stack_protector (post_prologue_pc, gdbarch);

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