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[PATCH 5/5] libdwfl: Only skip reset of return register for non-CIE-return regno (ppc64).

For PPC64 we skip resetting the return register if it is already set.
This is because on PPC64 there are two DWARF registers numbers that can
represent the same register. Setting the return address again confuses
the unwinder. But we do want to reset it if the register number
(non-translated by the ppc64 ebl) is equal to the actual register number
as set in the CIE as return address. This happens on older toolchains in
.debug_frame where the return address is set to 108, but the ebl abi_cfi
also sets register number 65.

Signed-off-by: Mark Wielaard <>
 libdwfl/ChangeLog      | 5 +++++
 libdwfl/frame_unwind.c | 5 +++--
 2 files changed, 8 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/libdwfl/ChangeLog b/libdwfl/ChangeLog
index 766fb18..55980a5 100644
--- a/libdwfl/ChangeLog
+++ b/libdwfl/ChangeLog
@@ -1,3 +1,8 @@
+2014-01-05  Mark Wielaard  <>
+	* frame_unwind.c (handle_cfi): Only skip resetting return register
+	if the regno is not the actual CIE return address register.
 2014-01-02  Mark Wielaard  <>
 	* linux-pid-attach.c (dwfl_linux_proc_attach): Use strtol, not atoi.
diff --git a/libdwfl/frame_unwind.c b/libdwfl/frame_unwind.c
index 3ce4547..dc99e40 100644
--- a/libdwfl/frame_unwind.c
+++ b/libdwfl/frame_unwind.c
@@ -585,8 +585,9 @@ handle_cfi (Dwfl_Frame *state, Dwarf_Addr pc, Dwarf_CFI *cfi, Dwarf_Addr bias)
       /* This is another strange PPC[64] case.  There are two
 	 registers numbers that can represent the same DWARF return
 	 register number.  We only want one to actually set the return
-	 register value.  */
-      if (ra_set)
+	 register value.  But we always want to override the value if
+	 the register is the actual CIE return address register.  */
+      if (ra_set && regno != frame->fde->cie->return_address_register)
 	  unsigned r = regno;
 	  if (ebl_dwarf_to_regno (ebl, &r) && r == ra)

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