Date: Sat, 25 Apr 2020 15:22:27 +1000 From: Nicholas Piggin <npiggin@...il.com> To: linuxppc-dev@...ts.ozlabs.org, binutils@...rceware.org Cc: libc-alpha@...rceware.org, libc-dev@...ts.llvm.org, musl@...ts.openwall.com, Adhemerval Zanella <adhemerval.zanella@...aro.org>, Rich Felker <dalias@...c.org> Subject: New powerpc vdso calling convention As noted in the 'scv' thread, powerpc's vdso calling convention does not match the C ELF ABI calling convention (or the proposed scv convention). I think we could implement a new ABI by basically duplicating function entry points with different names. The ELF v2 ABI convention would suit it well, because the caller already requires the function address for ctr, so having it in r12 will eliminate the need for address calculation, which suits the vdso data page access. Is there a need for ELF v1 specific calls as well, or could those just be deprecated and remain on existing functions or required to use the ELF v2 calls using asm wrappers? Is there a good reason for the system call fallback to go in the vdso function rather than have the caller handle it? Thanks, Nick
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