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Some declarations of __tls_get_new were left in the code, even
though the definition got removed in
install dynamic tls synchronously at dlopen, streamline access
this can make the build fail with
ld: lib/libc.so: hidden symbol `__tls_get_new' isn't defined
when libc.so is linked without --gc-sections, because a .hidden
declaration in asm code creates a reference even if the symbol
is not actually used.
with the glibc generation counter model for reusing dynamic tls slots
after dlclose, it's really not possible to get away with fewer than 4
working registers. for us however it's always been possible, but
tricky, and only became apparent after the switch to installing new
dynamic tls at dlopen time. by merging the negated thread pointer into
the addend early, the register holding the thread pointer can
immediately be reused, bringing the working register count down to
three. this allows saving/restoring via a single stp/ldp pair, since
the return register x0 does not need to be saved.
net reduction of 3 instructions, 2 of which were push/pop.
previously, dynamic loading of new libraries with thread-local storage
allocated the storage needed for all existing threads at load-time,
precluding late failure that can't be handled, but left installation
in existing threads to take place lazily on first access. this imposed
an additional memory access and branch on every dynamic tls access,
and imposed a requirement, which was not actually met, that the
dynamic tlsdesc asm functions preserve all call-clobbered registers
before calling C code to to install new dynamic tls on first access.
the x86[_64] versions of this code wrongly omitted saving and
restoring of fpu/vector registers, assuming the compiler would not
generate anything using them in the called C code. the arm and aarch64
versions saved known existing registers, but failed to be future-proof
against expansion of the register file.
now that we track live threads in a list, it's possible to install the
new dynamic tls for each thread at dlopen time. for the most part,
synchronization is not needed, because if a thread has not
synchronized with completion of the dlopen, there is no way it can
meaningfully request access to a slot past the end of the old dtv,
which remains valid for accessing slots which already existed.
however, it is necessary to ensure that, if a thread sees its new dtv
pointer, it sees correct pointers in each of the slots that existed
prior to the dlopen. my understanding is that, on most real-world
coherency architectures including all the ones we presently support, a
built-in consume order guarantees this; however, don't rely on that.
instead, the SYS_membarrier syscall is used to ensure that all threads
see the stores to the slots of their new dtv prior to the installation
of the new dtv. if it is not supported, the same is implemented in
userspace via signals, using the same mechanism as __synccall.
the __tls_get_addr function, variants, and dynamic tlsdesc asm
functions are all updated to remove the fallback paths for claiming
new dynamic tls, and are now all branch-free.
In TLS variant I the TLS is above TP (or above a fixed offset from TP)
but on some targets there is a reserved gap above TP before TLS starts.
This matters for the local-exec tls access model when the offsets of
TLS variables from the TP are hard coded by the linker into the
executable, so the libc must compute these offsets the same way as the
linker. The tls offset of the main module has to be
If there is no TLS in the main module then the gap can be ignored
since musl does not use it and the tls access models of shared
libraries are not affected.
The previous setup only worked if (tls_align & -GAP_ABOVE_TP) == 0
(i.e. TLS did not require large alignment) because the gap was
treated as a fixed offset from TP. Now the TP points at the end
of the pthread struct (which is aligned) and there is a gap above
it (which may also need alignment).
The fix required changing TP_ADJ and __pthread_self on affected
targets (aarch64, arm and sh) and in the tlsdesc asm the offset to
access the dtv changed too.
these functions are never called directly; only their addresses are
used, so PLT indirections should never happen unless a broken
application tries to redefine them, but it's still best to make them
previously, the dynamic tlsdesc lookup functions and the i386
special-ABI ___tls_get_addr (3 underscores) function called
__tls_get_addr when the slot they wanted was not already setup;
__tls_get_addr would then in turn also see that it's not setup and
calling __tls_get_new directly is both more efficient and avoids the
issue of calling a non-hidden (public API/ABI) function from asm.
for the special i386 function, a weak reference to __tls_get_new is
used since this function is not defined when static linking (the code
path that needs it is unreachable in static-linked programs).
this overhaul further reduces the amount of arch-specific code needed
by the dynamic linker and removes a number of assumptions, including:
- that symbolic function references inside libc are bound at link time
via the linker option -Bsymbolic-functions.
- that libc functions used by the dynamic linker do not require
access to data symbols.
- that static/internal function calls and data accesses can be made
without performing any relocations, or that arch-specific startup
code handled any such relocations needed.
removing these assumptions paves the way for allowing libc.so itself
to be built with stack protector (among other things), and is achieved
by a three-stage bootstrap process:
1. relative relocations are processed with a flat function.
2. symbolic relocations are processed with no external calls/data.
3. main program and dependency libs are processed with a
reduction in arch-specific code is achived through the following:
- crt_arch.h, used for generating crt1.o, now provides the entry point
for the dynamic linker too.
- asm is no longer responsible for skipping the beginning of argv
when ldso is invoked as a command.
- the functionality previously provided by __reloc_self for heavily
GOT-dependent RISC archs is now the arch-agnostic stage-1.
- arch-specific relocation type codes are mapped directly as macros
rather than via an inline translation function/switch statement.
This adds complete aarch64 target support including bigendian subarch.
Some of the long double math functions are known to be broken otherwise
interfaces should be fully functional, but at this point consider this
Initial work on this port was done by Sireesh Tripurari and Kevin Bortis.