[ARM] TLS Descriptor support

Ramana Radhakrishnan ramana.radhakrishnan@linaro.org
Fri Jun 3 22:50:00 GMT 2011

On 31 May 2011 11:03, Nathan Sidwell <nathan@codesourcery.com> wrote:
> On 05/27/11 01:47, Ramana Radhakrishnan wrote:
>> Could you consider adding a check in the configury to test if a binutils
>> version
>> of recent vintage is being used when --with-tls=gnu is in ?
> I thought about that and it didn't seem worth it.  We're not autodetecting
> whether to default to gnu-style tls and you'll find out soon enough if your
> binutils is too old.

I noticed this today - and maybe I don't quite understand it yet.

>   /* The + is to avoid an assembly parse ambiguity with symbols that
> +       look like register names, which is unsuccessfully recovered from.  */
> +    return TARGET_THUMB2 ? "blx\\t%c0(tlscall)" : "bl\\t+%c0(tlscall)";

How are things handled for Thumb1 in case someone builds a routine for
Thumb1 which uses tlsdesc ? I went and read the doc and didn't see any
difference between T1 and T2 in the specification . Would the linker
and everyone else do the right thing or should we have the blx
instruction for TARGET_THUMB and v5t . I have a feeling that I'm
missing something here .


> nathan
> --
> Nathan Sidwell

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