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Re: [Bug ld/21458] ld generates none ARM elf ABI compliant code that causes a hard fault.

Hi Nick

Thanks for the merge.

I can't generate a test case because using gas, the ADR instruction
insists that the label be in the same section and file. So no
relocation is generated because the only code the assembler generates
is PC relative and therefore does not require relocation. I am
guessing this is why the problem was hidden for so long.

Unfortunately we may potentially have another problem. When trying to
generate a test case I came across the following.

The test case below generates incorrect code for the ADR instruction
in conjunction with a thumb_func target..

.syntax unified
.align 2
.global __testFnPtr
.type __testFnPtr, %function
   bx lr

.global __testArmThmAluPre
.type __testArmThmAluPre, %function
    Push {LR}
    ADR R0,__testFnPtr
    BLX R0
    Pop {PC}

this results in the following disassembly

000098e8: 0x00007047   bx      lr
000098ea: 0x000000b5   push    {lr}
000098ec: 0xaff20800   subw    r0, pc, #8
000098f0: 0x00008047   blx     r0
000098f2: 0x000000bd   pop     {pc}

The problem is that the thumb bit is not set ( subw    r0, pc, #8
results in an even address) and that this code causes a hard fault.

Now I don't know my assembly as well as I should so there might be
wrong/missing directives in the above file. Comment welcome


Andrew Goedhart

On Tue, May 9, 2017 at 1:21 PM, nickc at redhat dot com
<> wrote:
> Nick Clifton <nickc at redhat dot com> changed:
>            What    |Removed                     |Added
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
>              Status|UNCONFIRMED                 |RESOLVED
>                  CC|                            |nickc at redhat dot com
>          Resolution|---                         |FIXED
> --- Comment #5 from Nick Clifton <nickc at redhat dot com> ---
> Hi Andrew,
>   I am very sorry for dropping the ball on this PR and not reviewing it until
> now.
>   I have gone ahead and checked in your patch.  One thing extra that I would
> like to do is to add a new testcase to the linker testsuite, to make sure that
> this problem stays fixed.  Do you have some (small) assembler sources that can
> be used to trigger this bug ?
> Cheers
>   Nick
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