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The only reason we needed to preserve the link register was because we
were using a branch-link instruction to branch to __cp_cancel.
Replacing this with a branch means we can avoid the save/restore as
the link register is no longer modified.
these files are all accepted as legacy arm syntax when producing arm
code, but legacy syntax cannot be used for producing thumb2 with
access to the full ISA. even after switching to UAL, some asm source
files contain instructions which are not valid in thumb mode, so these
will need to be addressed separately.
the idea of the three-instruction sequence being removed was to be
able to return to thumb code when used on armv4t+ from a thumb caller,
but also to be able to run on armv4 without the bx instruction
available (in which case the low bit of lr would always be 0).
however, without compiler support for generating such a sequence from
C code, which does not exist and which there is unlikely to be
interest in implementing, there is little point in having it in the
asm, and it would likely be easier to add pre-armv4t support via
enhanced linker handling of R_ARM_V4BX than at the compiler level.
removing this code simplifies adding support for building libc in
thumb2-only form (for cortex-m).
in a few places, non-hidden symbols were referenced from asm in ways
that assumed ld-time binding. while these is no semantic reason these
symbols need to be hidden, fixing the references without making them
hidden was going to be ugly, and hidden reduces some bloat anyway.
in the asm files, .global/.hidden directives have been moved to the
top to unclutter the actual code.
stale state information indicating that a thread was possibly blocked
at a cancellation point could get left behind if longjmp was used to
exit a signal handler that interrupted a cancellation point.
to fix the issue, we throw away the state information entirely and
simply compare the saved instruction pointer to a range of code
addresses in the __syscall_cp_asm function. all the ugly PIC work
(which becomes minimal anyway with this approach) is defered to
cancellation time instead of happening at every syscall, which should
improve performance too.
this commit also fixes cancellation on arm, which was mildly broken
(race condition, not checking cancellation flag once inside the
cancellation point zone). apparently i forgot to implement that. the
new arm code is untested, but appears correct; i'll test and fix it
later if there are problems.
this port assumes eabi calling conventions, eabi linux syscall
convention, and presence of the kernel helpers at 0xffff0f?0 needed
for threads support. otherwise it makes very few assumptions, and the
code should work even on armv4 without thumb support, as well as on
systems with thumb interworking. the bits headers declare this a
little endian system, but as far as i can tell the code should work
equally well on big endian.
some small details are probably broken; so far, testing has been
limited to qemu/aboriginal linux.