Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2020 14:24:03 -0500 From: Rich Felker <dalias@...c.org> To: musl@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/2] Add Thumb2 support to ARM assembler memcpy On Wed, Jan 15, 2020 at 10:49:03AM -0800, Andre McCurdy wrote: > On Wed, Jan 15, 2020 at 8:36 AM Rich Felker <dalias@...c.org> wrote: > > On Fri, Sep 13, 2019 at 11:44:31AM -0700, Andre McCurdy wrote: > > > For Thumb2 compatibility, replace two instances of a single > > > instruction "orr with a variable shift" with the two instruction > > > equivalent. Neither of the replacements are in a performance critical > > > loop. > > > --- > > > src/string/arm/memcpy.c | 2 +- > > > src/string/arm/memcpy_le.S | 17 ++++++++++------- > > > 2 files changed, 11 insertions(+), 8 deletions(-) > > > > > > diff --git a/src/string/arm/memcpy.c b/src/string/arm/memcpy.c > > > index f703c9bd..041614f4 100644 > > > --- a/src/string/arm/memcpy.c > > > +++ b/src/string/arm/memcpy.c > > > @@ -1,3 +1,3 @@ > > > -#if __ARMEB__ || __thumb__ > > > +#if __ARMEB__ > > > #include "../memcpy.c" > > > #endif > > > diff --git a/src/string/arm/memcpy_le.S b/src/string/arm/memcpy_le.S > > > index 9cfbcb2a..64bc5f9e 100644 > > > --- a/src/string/arm/memcpy_le.S > > > +++ b/src/string/arm/memcpy_le.S > > > @@ -1,4 +1,4 @@ > > > -#if !__ARMEB__ && !__thumb__ > > > +#if !__ARMEB__ > > > > > > /* > > > * Copyright (C) 2008 The Android Open Source Project > > > @@ -40,8 +40,9 @@ > > > * This file has been modified from the original for use in musl libc. > > > * The main changes are: addition of .type memcpy,%function to make the > > > * code safely callable from thumb mode, adjusting the return > > > - * instructions to be compatible with pre-thumb ARM cpus, and removal > > > - * of prefetch code that is not compatible with older cpus. > > > + * instructions to be compatible with pre-thumb ARM cpus, removal of > > > + * prefetch code that is not compatible with older cpus and support for > > > + * building as thumb 2. > > > */ > > > > > > .syntax unified > > > @@ -241,8 +242,9 @@ non_congruent: > > > beq 2f > > > ldr r5, [r1], #4 > > > sub r2, r2, #4 > > > - orr r4, r3, r5, lsl lr > > > - mov r3, r5, lsr r12 > > > + mov r4, r5, lsl lr > > > + orr r4, r4, r3 > > > + mov r3, r5, lsr r12 > > > str r4, [r0], #4 > > > cmp r2, #4 > > > bhs 1b > > > > This is outside of loops and not a hot path, > > > > > @@ -348,8 +350,9 @@ less_than_thirtytwo: > > > > > > 1: ldr r5, [r1], #4 > > > sub r2, r2, #4 > > > - orr r4, r3, r5, lsl lr > > > - mov r3, r5, lsr r12 > > > + mov r4, r5, lsl lr > > > + orr r4, r4, r3 > > > + mov r3, r5, lsr r12 > > > str r4, [r0], #4 > > > cmp r2, #4 > > > bhs 1b > > > > This one is in a loop, but perhaps not terribly critical to > > performance. > > Yes, it's in a loop, but I can confirm it's not a performance critical one. Thanks. > > We could keep old version with #if !__thumb__ but I doubt > > it matters, and it looks like hardly anyone is using pre-thumb2 ARM > > anymore anyway; a show-stopping bug went uncaught for over a year in > > other things for v6. > > I was meaning to ask about that after seeing your recent commit in > master. My primary target is pre-thumb2 armv6 and I hadn't noticed any > problems... I wonder if there was some magical mechanism by which the anticipated crash failed to trigger. It certainly triggered in the other affected arch, sh2, though. If you happen to look at it and find out what was going on, let us know on the list. Rich
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