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authorRich Felker <>2018-10-17 22:28:51 -0400
committerRich Felker <>2018-10-17 22:28:51 -0400
commit7136836e14e5286afe74a354c289601375bd472d (patch)
parent4390383b32250a941ec616e8bff6f568a801b1c0 (diff)
document and make explicit desired noinline property for __init_libc
on multiple occasions I've started to flatten/inline the code in __init_libc, only to rediscover the reason it was not inlined: GCC fails to deallocate its stack (and now, with the changes in commit 4390383b32250a941ec616e8bff6f568a801b1c0, fails to produce a tail call to the stage 2 function; see PR #87639) before calling main if it was inlined. document this with a comment and use an explicit noinline attribute if __GNUC__ is defined so that even with CFLAGS that heavily favor inlining it won't get inlined.
1 files changed, 6 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/src/env/__libc_start_main.c b/src/env/__libc_start_main.c
index ba4d2135..2e5f9dcb 100644
--- a/src/env/__libc_start_main.c
+++ b/src/env/__libc_start_main.c
@@ -17,6 +17,9 @@ weak_alias(dummy1, __init_ssp);
#define AUX_CNT 38
+#ifdef __GNUC__
void __init_libc(char **envp, char *pn)
size_t i, *auxv, aux[AUX_CNT] = { 0 };
@@ -69,6 +72,9 @@ int __libc_start_main(int (*main)(int,char **,char **), int argc, char **argv)
char **envp = argv+argc+1;
+ /* External linkage, and explicit noinline attribute if available,
+ * are used to prevent the stack frame used during init from
+ * persisting for the entire process lifetime. */
__init_libc(envp, argv[0]);
/* Barrier against hoisting application code or anything using ssp