Date: Fri, 9 Aug 2019 13:00:55 -0400 From: Rich Felker <dalias@...c.org> To: musl@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: [RFC] final time64 switch-over patch series On Fri, Aug 09, 2019 at 12:30:21PM -0400, Rich Felker wrote: > On Sun, Aug 04, 2019 at 12:31:09AM -0400, Rich Felker wrote: > > On Fri, Aug 02, 2019 at 05:44:33PM -0400, Rich Felker wrote: > > > >From 3c6bde03ecf2aa7dac605f0a55a1be201f3d4c5f Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001 > > > From: Rich Felker <dalias@...ifal.cx> > > > Date: Fri, 2 Aug 2019 15:41:27 -0400 > > > Subject: [PATCH 5/5] [RFC] [POC] switch i386 to 64-bit time_t > > > > > > this is a proof of concept for converting one 32-bit arch, i386, to > > > 64-bit time_t. known issues: > > > > > > 1. the switchover of timespec padding is a hack, and needs to be done > > > right, but that involves making alltypes.h aware of endianness, which > > > probably should have been done a long time ago anyway and would get > > > rid of inappropriate inclusion of <endian.h> in some places. > > > > > > 2. the rusage, utmpx, and timex structs are not correct with regard to > > > ABI or functionality. they need to be fixed before this is safe to > > > use. > > > > > > 3. Makefile change should be its own thing. > > > > > > there are likely a lot more problems. > > > > Add a significant incomplete prerequisite I forgot about: dlsym. There > > needs to be a redirection for dlsym, and 32-bit archs need a second > > asm entry point for __dlsym_time64 which first checks the symbol name > > against the list of time64 redirections and rewrites the request if > > it's a match. > > For reference, here's the first draft of the redirection. The worst > part of it is the large relro string table. Here's a v2, also for historical reference, using arrays without pointers to trade ~2k of additional pure-rodata space for ~500 bytes of per-task dirty relro space. I have a better design in mind already so this probably won't be used. Rich View attachment "dlsym_redir_time64.c" of type "text/plain" (3009 bytes)
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