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2018-09-05define and use internal macros for hidden visibility, weak refsRich Felker-2/+2
this cleans up what had become widespread direct inline use of "GNU C" style attributes directly in the source, and lowers the barrier to increased use of hidden visibility, which will be useful to recovering some of the efficiency lost when the protected visibility hack was dropped in commit dc2f368e565c37728b0d620380b849c3a1ddd78f, especially on archs where the PLT ABI is costly.
2015-11-11eliminate use of SHARED macro to suppress visibility attributesRich Felker-2/+0
this is the first and simplest stage of removal of the SHARED macro, which will eventually allow libc.a and to be produced from the same object files. the original motivation for these #ifdefs which are now being removed was to allow building a static-only libc using a compiler that does not support visibility. however, SHARED was the wrong condition to test for this anyway; various assembly-language sources refer to hidden symbols and declare them with the .hidden directive, making it wrong to define the referenced symbols as non-hidden. if there is a need in the future to build libc using compilers that lack visibility, support could be moved to the build system or perhaps the __PIC__ macro could be checked instead of SHARED.
2015-04-17redesign sigsetjmp so that signal mask is restored after longjmpRich Felker-0/+13
the conventional way to implement sigsetjmp is to save the signal mask then tail-call to setjmp; siglongjmp then restores the signal mask and calls longjmp. the problem with this approach is that a signal already pending, or arriving between unmasking of signals and restoration of the saved stack pointer, will have its signal handler run on the stack that was active before siglongjmp was called. this can lead to unbounded stack usage when siglongjmp is used to leave a signal handler. in the new design, sigsetjmp saves its own return address inside the extended part of the sigjmp_buf (outside the __jmp_buf part used by setjmp) then calls setjmp to save a jmp_buf inside its own execution. it then tail-calls to __sigsetjmp_tail, which uses the return value of setjmp to determine whether to save the current signal mask or restore a previously-saved mask. as an added bonus, this design makes it so that siglongjmp and longjmp are identical. this is useful because the __longjmp_chk function we need to add for ABI-compatibility assumes siglongjmp and longjmp are the same, but for different reasons -- it was designed assuming either can access a flag just past the __jmp_buf indicating whether the signal masked was saved, and act on that flag. however, early versions of musl did not have space past the __jmp_buf for the non-sigjmp_buf version of jmp_buf, so our setjmp cannot store such a flag without risking clobbering memory on (very) old binaries.