[PATCH, libffi, alpha]: Use FFI_ASSERT in ffi_closure_osf_inner

Uros Bizjak ubizjak@gmail.com
Sun Sep 21 09:17:00 GMT 2014

On Sat, Sep 20, 2014 at 12:04 PM, Anthony Green <green@moxielogic.com> wrote:
> [replying to an ancient post here..]
> Uros Bizjak <ubizjak@gmail.com> writes:
>> Hello!
>> Attached patch fixes libgo reflect test failure with libffi closures.
>> The gccgo compiler started to use FFI closures recently; the compiler
>> passes ffi_type_void for structures with zero members.
> Why not just pass an FFI_TYPE_STRUCT with zero members?
>> ffi_call form src/alpha/ffi.c allows FFI_TYPE_VOID arguments in
>> non-debug mode through the default: case, but ffi_closure_osf_inner
>> aborts with this type of argument.
>> The patch changes the default case in ffi_closure_osf_inner from abort
>> to FFI_ASSERT, an this way synchronizes argument handling in both
>> cases.
>> 2014-07-21  Uros Bizjak  <ubizjak@gmail.com>
>>     * src/alpha/ffi.c: Do not include stdlib.h.
>>     (ffi_closure_osf_inner) <default>: Use FFI_ASSERT instead of abort.
>> Patch was tested with libffi testsuite on alphaev6-linux-gnu.
>> Additionally, the patch fixed reflect test from the libgo testsuite
>> and go.test/test/recover.go test from the gcc testsuite.
> Why not add an FFI_TYPE_VOID case so it doesn't ever abort if that's
> expected behaviour?  The default case is there to catch unexpected
> values.

The patch just equalizes handling of unknown arguments to ffi_call.
Also, the approach is the same as for x86_64 and i386 - these targets
doesn't abort for unknown arguments. There is no problem in adding
handling of FFI_TYPE_VOID to both functions, if this is the preferred


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