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Re: [bfin] Don't load the address of counter variable before calling _mcount ()


On 11/10/06, Bernd Schmidt <bernds_cb1@t-online.de> wrote:
Jie Zhang wrote:
> Bernd Schmidt wrote:
>> Maybe we could just define PROFILE_BEFORE_PROLOGUE?
>>
> I thought about this. In GCC internals manual, it's said that "The
> details of how mcount expects to be called are determined by your
> operating system environment, not by GCC." But there is no existing
> system for Blackfin using mcount, so we have nothing we can refer to. So
> I decided to follow the most common practice of other ports in GCC. Also
> in GCC internals, it states that "This (no need for counter variable) is
> true for almost all modern implementations." For Blackfin, adeos-tracer
> is the only program using and providing mcount. And it does not need the
> counter variable. Also the internals manual says that "Normally, the
> profiling code comes after (function prologue)." So I chose the way as
> in my patch.

Ok then.

Thanks. Checked in on trunk, 4.1 and 4.2 branches.

Jie


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