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Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2012 20:24:39 +0200
From: John Spencer <>
To:, Richard Pennington <>
Subject: Re: clang/musl progress and a small bug.

On 05/26/2012 01:17 AM, Rich Felker wrote:
> On Fri, May 25, 2012 at 04:40:51PM -0500, Richard Pennington wrote:
>> I think I found a bug while running my library regression test. The zero test
>> failed in the following code:
>>      TEST_TRACE(C99
>>      p = calloc(100, sizeof(char));
>>      TEST(p != NULL, "calloc() returned a pointer");
>>      int flag = 1;
>>      for (i = 0; i<  100; ++i) {
>>          if (p[i] != 0) {
>>              flag = 0;
>>          }
>>      }
>>      TEST(flag, "calloc() returned zeroed memory");
>> The TEST() macro is kind of like assert but it prints out the message and
>> counts failures and successes:
>> PASS: 001stdlib.c:74: Stdlib(Stdlib): calloc() returned a pointer
>> FAIL: 001stdlib.c:81: Stdlib(Stdlib): calloc() returned zeroed memory
>> Stdlib unit tests completed
>>      32 tests run
>>      1 test failed
>> Am I missing something?
> I'm guessing clang miscompiled calloc.c due to not respecting
> -ffreestanding. There was a related issue reported a while back by
> someone experimenting with clang and musl but I don't know what came
> of it. Basically I think the issue is that clang is treating the
> malloc call calloc makes as a call to the standard malloc, and
> optimizing out inspections calloc makes on the returned memory because
> it's "indeterminate" and thus undefined behavior. This contradicts the
> meaning of -ffreestanding which is to behave as a freestanding C
> environment where malloc and other library functions are not special.
> I'm not sure how to work around the issue without making the code
> behave a lot worse. If you can determine this is the issue, I think it
> really calls for a bug report to clang...
> Rich
has this issue been reported on the LLVM list finally ?
imo this is a major blocker

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