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Re: RFA: Remove alias usage from libgcc/sync.c

Richard Biener <> writes:
> On Fri, Oct 11, 2013 at 11:43 AM, Richard Sandiford
> <> wrote:
>> Jakub Jelinek <> writes:
>>> On Fri, Oct 11, 2013 at 10:17:41AM +0200, Richard Biener wrote:
>>>> asm(".alias __sync_synchronize sync_synchronize");
>>> It is .set, but not everywhere.
>>> /* The MIPS assembler has different syntax for .set. We set it to
>>>    .dummy to trap any errors.  */
>>> #undef SET_ASM_OP
>>> #define SET_ASM_OP "\t.dummy\t"
>>> But perhaps it would require fewer variants than providing inline asm
>>> of the __sync_* builtin by hand for all the targets that need it.
>> Yeah, that's why I prefer the sed approach.  GCC knows how to do exactly
>> what we want, and what syntax to use.  We just need to take its output and
>> change the function name.
>> And like Richard says, parsing top-level asms would be fair game,
>> especially if GCC and binutils ever were integrated (for
>> So using top-level asms seems like putting off the inevitable
>> (albeit putting it off further than __asm renaming).
>> Do either of you object to the sed thing?
> Well, ideally there would be a way to not lie about symbol names to GCC.
> That is, have a "native" way of telling GCC what to do here (which is
> as far as I understand to emit the code for the builtin-handled $SYM
> in a function with $SYM - provide the out-of-line copy for a builtin).
> For the __sync functions it's unfortunate that the library function has
> the same 'name' as the builtin and the builtin doesn't have an alternate
> spelling.  So - can't we just add __builtin__sync_... spellings and use
> __sync_synchronize ()
> {
>   __builtin_sync_syncronize ();
> }
> ?  (what if __builtin_sync_syncronize expands to a libcall?  if it can't,
> what's the point of the library function?)

It can't expand to a libcall in nomips16 mode.  It always expands to a
libcall in mips16 mode.  The point is to provide out-of-line nomips16
functions that the mips16 code can call.

> Why does a simple
> __sync_synchronize ()
> {
>   __sync_synchronize ();
> }
> not work?  On x86_64 I get from that:
> __sync_synchronize:
> .LFB0:
>         .cfi_startproc
>         mfence
>         ret
>         .cfi_endproc
> (similar to how you can have a definition of memcpy () and have
> another memcpy inside it inline-expanded)

Is that with optimisation enabled?  -O2 gives me:

        .p2align 4,,10
        .p2align 3
        jmp     .L2

We do want to compile this stuff with optimisation enabled.


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