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SubjectRe: framebuffer corruption due to overlapping stp instructions on arm64
On 03/08/18 08:53, Florian Weimer wrote:
> On 08/03/2018 09:11 AM, Andrew Pinski wrote:
>> Yes fix Links not to use memcpy on the framebuffer.
>> It is undefined behavior to use device memory with memcpy.
> Some (de facto) ABIs require that it is supported, though.  For example, the POWER string functions avoid unaligned loads and stores for this
> reason because the platform has the same issue with device memory.  And yes, GCC will expand memcpy on POWER to something that is incompatible
> with device memory. 8-(

i think it's not reasonable to require libc memcpy to work on device memory.

i think if device memory is exposed to regular userspace applications that should be fixed.

> If we don't want people to use memcpy, we probably need to provide a credible alternative.
> Thanks,
> Florian

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