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Re: libgo patch committed: Implement reflect.MakeFunc for 386

Ian Lance Taylor <> writes:

> On Mon, Sep 30, 2013 at 6:07 AM, Rainer Orth
> <> wrote:
>> Ian Lance Taylor <> writes:
>>> Following up on my earlier patch, this patch implements the
>>> reflect.MakeFunc function for 386.
>>> Tom Tromey pointed out to me that the libffi closure support can
>>> probably be used for this.  I was not aware of that support.  It
>>> supports a lot more processors, and I should probably start using it.
>>> The approach I am using does have a couple of advantages: it's more
>>> efficient, and it doesn't require any type of writable executable
>>> memory.  I can get away with that because indirect calls in Go always
>>> pass a closure value.  So even when and if I do change to using libffi,
>>> I might still keep this code for amd64 and 386.
>> Unfortunately, this patch (and undoubtedly the corresponding amd64 one)
>> break Solaris/x86 libgo bootstrap with native as:
> Unfortunately I think I'll have to somehow disable this functionality
> on systems with assemblers that do not understand the .cfi directives,
> as otherwise calling panic in a function created with MakeFunc will
> not work.

Alternatively, one could hand-craft the .eh_frame section for such
systems along the lines of libffi/src/x86/sysv.S: ugly, but doable.


Rainer Orth, Center for Biotechnology, Bielefeld University

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