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Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2019 10:52:13 -0700
From: Andre McCurdy <armccurdy@...il.com>
To: Khem Raj <raj.khem@...il.com>
Cc: musl@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH] arm: avoid conditional branch to PLT in sigsetjmp.s

On Wed, Sep 18, 2019 at 7:29 AM Khem Raj <raj.khem@...il.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 17, 2019 at 11:04 PM Andre McCurdy <armccurdy@...il.com> wrote:
> >
> > The R_ARM_THM_JUMP19 relocation type generated for the original code
> > when targeting Thumb 2 is not supported by the gold linker:
> >
> >  | .../arm-oe-linux-musleabi/9.2.0/ld: error: conditional branch to PLT in THUMB-2 not supported yet.
> >  | src/signal/arm/sigsetjmp.s:9: error: unexpected opcode while processing relocation R_ARM_THM_JUMP19
>
> if it is thumb2 specific another option could be to use `it eq` before
> beq which should turn branch into an unconditional branch, which then
> uses R_ARM_THM_JUMP24 relocation that has a range of 16MB.

That would work too. Thumb 2 specific code would need to be guarded by
#ifdef __thumb2__ though (which I think implies also renaming the file
from .s to .S ?) and I'm not sure if the extra complexity justifies
saving one instruction in the ARM case.

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