[PATCH] gas: allow labeling of CFI instructions

H.J. Lu hjl.tools@gmail.com
Fri Dec 19 15:47:00 GMT 2014

On Fri, Dec 19, 2014 at 7:35 AM, Jan Beulich <JBeulich@suse.com> wrote:
>>>> On 19.12.14 at 15:32, <hjl.tools@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Fri, Dec 19, 2014 at 6:26 AM, Jan Beulich <JBeulich@suse.com> 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 <jbeulich@suse.com>
>>>         * 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.
>> No testcases?
> Oh, I meant to say a word on the lack thereof: I can't see how to
> create a meaningful, yet architecture independent test case for
> this, despite having thought about possibly ways quite a bit. Any
> suggestions are welcome.

Can you extract some testcases from x86/x86-64 kernel?


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