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[patch] restore trampoline support on ppc-vxworks


On ppc-vxworks, use of trampolines trigger calls to __trampoline_setup,
expectedly provided by libgcc.

It currently isn't there, causing "unresolved symbol" warnings by
e.g. the windsh loader for modules using pointers to nested functions,
followed by runtime misbehavior.

The corresponding code is written in assembly language, in
config/rs6000/tramp.asm, included into libgcc by way of

  # Common support for PowerPC ELF targets (both EABI and SVR4).
  LIB2FUNCS_EXTRA += tramp.S $(srcdir)/config/rs6000/darwin-ldouble.c

on eabi/svr4 targets.

VxWorks is a bit special in this family, because it has LIB2FUNCS_EXTRAs
of its own. We currently have, included in this order:

 LIB2FUNCS_EXTRA = $(srcdir)/config/vxlib.c
 LIB2FUNCS_EXTRA += tramp.S $(srcdir)/config/rs6000/darwin-ldouble.c

 LIB2FUNCS_EXTRA = $(srcdir)/config/vxlib.c

... So no tramp.S in the list, eventually.

The history is a bit twisted here: at some point, tramp.S used to be
included as desired because there used not to be a '+' in ppccomm,
there was one in rs6000/t-vxworks, and there was no darwin-ldouble
involved. Then things changed ...

I see no reason why the "common" bits should not be generally included
in principle. tramp.S is certainly needed, and dwarwin-ldouble.c is I
think harmless.

It appears to me like the current situation, with tramp.S excluded
+ __trampoline_setup missing, is not quite as intended, and attached
is a patch suggestion to address this.

The idea is simple: remove the assignment in rs6000/t-vxworks, to get
both vxlib.c from the common t-vxworks fragment + tramp.S et al from

Tested by verifying that both vxlib.o and tramp.o end up in libgcc.a
after the change, and that a simple testcase using a pointer to nested
function now works while it didn't before (powerpc-wrs-vxworks cross
hosted on x86-linux).

Thanks in advance,


2006-10-07  Olivier Hainque  <>

	* config/rs6000/t-vxworks: Remove assignment to LIB2FUNCS_EXTRA.


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