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Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2018 19:00:58 -0800
From: Andre McCurdy <armccurdy@...il.com>
To: musl@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: clz instruction is unavailable for Thumb1

On Tue, Feb 27, 2018 at 6:16 PM, Rich Felker <dalias@...c.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 27, 2018 at 05:26:13PM -0800, Andre McCurdy wrote:
>> On Tue, Feb 27, 2018 at 5:01 PM, Rich Felker <dalias@...c.org> wrote:
>> > On Tue, Feb 27, 2018 at 04:37:15PM -0800, Andre McCurdy wrote:
>> >> On Tue, Feb 27, 2018 at 4:03 PM, Zhao, Weiming <weimingz@...eaurora.org> wrote:
>> >> > In arch/arm/atomic_arch.h, it checks for __ARM_ARCH >= 5, which is not
>> >> > sufficient.
>> >> >
>> >> > for example, for armv6-m, it only support Thumb1, which doesn't include clz.
>> >> >
>> >> > Suggest to check if it's building for thumb1:
>> >>
>> >> Musl does not currently support Thumb 1.
>> >
>> > I forget what the situation with v6-m is, and whether/how it could be
>> > supportable. Is it really thumb1 or some thumb2 subset that fills
>> > deficiencies?
>>
>> It's Thumb1 plus BL, DMB, DSB, ISB, MRS and MSR from Thumb2.
>
> So that covers barrier but not atomics or thread pointer or syscalls,
> right?

Thumb1 can make syscalls, but armv6-m has no atomics (the RTOS style
alternative being to disable interrupts around critical sections) and
no thread pointer (no coprocessors at all).

> I'm not seeing how arm with only thumb1 plus the above can be a
> viable platform musl could run on, but maybe there are some kernel
> mechanisms to help..?

I don't know if it's even possible to run a Linux kernel on these devices.

>> > My recollection was that thumb1 lacks atomics, barriers,
>> > thread-pointer loading, and maybe even syscalls, and since the
>> > kuser_helper addresses are arm addresses, you can't even use them to
>> > get the missing functionality.
>> >
>> > Rich
>> >
>> >> > diff --git a/arch/arm/atomic_arch.h b/arch/arm/atomic_arch.h
>> >> > index c5c56f8..e3cb66a 100644
>> >> > --- a/arch/arm/atomic_arch.h
>> >> > +++ b/arch/arm/atomic_arch.h
>> >> > @@ -82,7 +82,7 @@ static inline void a_crash()
>> >> >                 : : : "memory");
>> >> >  }
>> >> >
>> >> > -#if __ARM_ARCH >= 5
>> >> > +#if __ARM_ARCH >= 5 && !(defined(__thumb__) && !defined(__thumb2))
>> >> >

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