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SubjectRe: [PATCH 3/7] objtool: Add support for intra-function calls

On 4/3/20 1:41 PM, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 03, 2020 at 09:01:38AM +0100, Julien Thierry wrote:
>> Last I found is in qcom_link_stack_sanitization() [2], but that's just a
>> workaround for a very specific hardware. In my local tree I just put the
>> function as STACK_FRAME_NON_STANDARD. But the code just saves the return
>> address, has 16 call instructions that just call the instruction after them,
>> restores the return address and lets the C-function return normally (and it
>> somehow fixes something for that hardware).
> That sounds very much like the RSB flushing we do.

Yes, the piece of code you posted reminded me of this. The difference is
that the RSB part uses a loop and counter while the qcom thing has a
fixed amount of call instructions (which can make things easier for
static analysis, if we'd really want to go down that road).

Julien Thierry

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