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Re: [PATCH] Pass HWCAP to ifunc resolver

Andreas Arnez wrote:

> On various GNU Elf architectures, including AArch64, ARM, s390/s390x,
> ppc32/64, and sparc32/64, the dynamic loader passes HWCAP as a parameter
> to each ifunc resolver.  Currently there is an open glibc Bugzilla that
> requests this to be generalized to all architectures:
> And various ifunc resolvers already rely on receiving HWCAP.  Currently
> GDB always calls an ifunc resolver without any arguments; thus the
> resolver may receive garbage, and based on that, the resolver may decide
> to return a function that is not suited for the given platform.
> This patch always passes HWCAP to ifunc resolvers, even on systems where
> the dynamic loader currently behaves otherwise.  The rationale is
> that (1) the dynamic loader may get adjusted on those systems as well in
> the future; (2) passing an unused argument should not cause a problem
> with existing resolvers; and (3) the logic is much simpler without such
> a distinction.

This makes sense to me.  If necessary, we can always still add platform-
specific call sequences later.

> gdb/ChangeLog:
> 	* elfread.c (auxv.h): New include.
> 	(elf_gnu_ifunc_resolve_addr): Pass HWCAP to ifunc resolver.
> gdb/testsuite/ChangeLog:
> 	* gdb.base/gnu-ifunc-lib.c (resolver_hwcap): New external
> 	variable declaration.
> 	(gnu_ifunc): Add parameter hwcap.  Store it in resolver_hwcap.
> 	* gdb.base/gnu-ifunc.c (resolver_hwcap): New global variable.
> 	* gdb.base/gnu-ifunc.exp: Add test to verify that the resolver
> 	received HWCAP as its argument.

This is OK.


  Dr. Ulrich Weigand
  GNU/Linux compilers and toolchain

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