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SubjectRe: [PATCH 4/7] objtool: Add support for return trampoline call
On Fri, Apr 03, 2020 at 09:11:55AM +0100, Julien Thierry wrote:
>
>
> On 4/2/20 4:40 PM, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> > On Thu, Apr 02, 2020 at 04:31:05PM +0100, Julien Thierry wrote:
> > > My understanding is that once you find an intra-function call, either you
> > > hit a return, ending the branch, so the return should undo the modification
> > > the intra-function call did (whether is it a retpoline return or not).
> > > Otherwise, the intra-function call branch will need to reach an end in some
> > > way (e.g. hitting a CONTEXT_SWITCH instruction, calling a
> > > dead_end_function).
> > >
> > > Am I missing something?
> >
> > The thing is basically doing:
> >
> > mov $n, cx
> > 1: call 2f
> > 2: dec cx
> > jnz 1b
> > add 8*n, sp
> >
> > So it does N calls to self, then subtracts N words from the stack.
> >
> > The reason being that the CPU has a return-stack-buffer for predicting
> > returns, and call/ret being naturally paired, that works. The above
> > is a software flush of the RSB.
> >
>
> Ah, lovely... Maybe that's where SAVE/RESTORE unwind hints could be nice ;)
> .
>
> Otherwise, I don't really have a good suggestion for this...

Peter, I think my previous idea for UNWIND_HINT_ADJUST stack_add=8 would
work here?

--
Josh

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