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SubjectRe: [PATCH] ARC: Change ld.as instruction to regular ld.
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Hi Liav,

On Tue, 2016-08-16 at 10:55 +0300, Liav Rehana wrote:
> From: Liav Rehana <liavr@mellanox.com>
>
> The instruction ld.as takes as operands a base address and an offset,
> and doesn't access the sum of these two, but the sum of the base
> address and a shifted version of the offset.
> This isn't what we want in that case, since it causes a bug during
> the push and pop of r25, since his actual offset is given during
> resume_user_mode_begin.
> Thus, the use of ld solves this problem.
>
> Signed-off-by: Liav Rehana <liavr@mellanox.com>
> ---

Very nice catch!

But IMHO description could be improved a little bit.
Probably something like that:
--------------------->8---------------------
"PT_user_r25" is offset in bytes within pt_regs structure.

In its turn what "ld.as r1, [r2, x]" really does is
r1 <- load_from(r2 + (x << data_size)) = load_from(r2 + x*4).

But the code in question is supposed to load_from(r2 + x).

This leads to obvious stack corruption.
--------------------->8---------------------

Reviewed-by: Alexey Brodkin <abrodkin@synopsys.com>
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