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Re: macppc __builtin_return_address crash in ld.elf_so on Xorg

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On Jun 14, 2008, at 16:58, Peter Bex wrote:
Hi all,

Today's -current userland with yesterday's kernel seem to build and
run fine on macppc, but Xorg segfaults when it tries to dynamically
load a library:

# gdb X
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(gdb) run
Starting program: /usr/pkg/bin/X

X Window System Version 1.3.0
Release Date: 19 April 2007
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 1.3
Build Operating System: UNKNOWN
Current Operating System: NetBSD 4.99.64 NetBSD 4.99.64 (GENERIC) #0: Fri Jun 13 17:59:17 CEST 2008 macppc
Build Date: 14 June 2008
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Module Loader present
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
        (++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
        (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Sat Jun 14 22:22:09 2008
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"

Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.
dlsym (handle=0xfffffffe, name=0xefb09e40 "pcidataModuleData")
    at /usr/src/libexec/ld.elf_so/rtld.c:825
825 retaddr = __builtin_return_address(0); /* __GNUC__ only */
(gdb) bt
#0  dlsym (handle=0xfffffffe, name=0xefb09e40 "pcidataModuleData")
    at /usr/src/libexec/ld.elf_so/rtld.c:825
#1  0x01862d94 in DLFindSymbol ()
#2  0x0186016c in LoaderSymbol ()
#3  0x018620fc in LoaderListDirs ()
#4  0x018627fc in LoadModule ()
#5  0x0185cb94 in xf86LoadModules ()
#6  0x0185ec4c in InitOutput ()
#7  0x01823ec8 in main ()
(gdb) l
820             switch ((intptr_t)handle) {
821             case (intptr_t)NULL:
822             case (intptr_t)RTLD_NEXT:
823             case (intptr_t)RTLD_DEFAULT:
824             case (intptr_t)RTLD_SELF:
825 retaddr = __builtin_return_address(0); /* __GNUC__ only */ 826 if ((obj = _rtld_obj_from_addr(retaddr)) == NULL) { 827 _rtld_error("Cannot determine caller's shared object");
828                             return NULL;
829                     }

Simple (probably naive) test programs that simply call
__builtin_return_address(0) or call dlopen followed by dlsym
do not crash.

Anyone have any idea what could be wrong here?

That's the Xserver's module loader trying to ldopen() some module. Magnus Henoch posted a hack to get around it on port-macppc a while ago, it appears to be a compiler bug since Xorg is so far the only program where __builtin_return_address(0) fails occasionally.
Unfortunately I have no idea how to fix it properly.
The workaround works fine on at least sparc, sparc64, sgimips and shark though, maybe I should just commit it and add an entry to HACKS.

have fun

PS: this is macppc ( or likely powerpc ) specific so let's continue the on the appropriate list(s).

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