[Bug target/56561] New: Miscompilation with -Os -arm

mh+gcc at glandium dot org gcc-bugzilla@gcc.gnu.org
Thu Mar 7 12:47:00 GMT 2013


             Bug #: 56561
           Summary: Miscompilation with -Os -arm
    Classification: Unclassified
           Product: gcc
           Version: 4.6.3
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P3
         Component: target
        AssignedTo: unassigned@gcc.gnu.org
        ReportedBy: mh+gcc@glandium.org

Created attachment 29609
  --> http://gcc.gnu.org/bugzilla/attachment.cgi?id=29609

(originally posted on http://gcc.gnu.org/ml/gcc/2013-03/msg00051.html)

At Mozilla, we've encountered a GCC 4.6 miscompilation in the ARMv6
build of Firefox for Android. We'd like to evaluate whether this bug is
hitting us in more places than the one we spotted. To that end, we'd
need to know what particular bug in GCC leads to this miscompilation.

The attached file is the preprocessed source, slightly simplified, and with
enough additions to allow it to be self-contained and with a main() that is
able to act on the miscompilation being there or not.

I was able to reproduce the miscompilation with both the GCC 4.6 from the
Android NDK r8d and 4.6.3 from Debian unstable. It apparently happens
for any -march, with -marm, but not -mthumb. It happens at -Os but not

The problematic assembly looks like the following. It corresponds to
the C code after the second call to DER_SetUInteger in sftk_mkPrivKey::

  bl      DER_SetUInteger(PLT)
  mov     r3, #0
  cmp     sl, r3
  movne   r0, #2
  moveq   r0, r3

sl/r10 is never set anywhere in the function, so we're getting random

This doesn't happen with GCC 4.7, which suggests it may be a known bug.
Any ideas?

(On an ARM host:)
$ gcc -o pkcs11 pkcs11.i -marm -Os -fno-inline
$ ./pkcs11
$ gcc -o pkcs11 pkcs11.i -marm -O2 -fno-inline
$ ./pkcs11

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