[PATCH v2 0/9] y2038 groundwork and first steps

Philippe Gerum rpm at xenomai.org
Fri May 7 13:56:12 CEST 2021

Philippe Gerum via Xenomai <xenomai at xenomai.org> writes:

> Florian Bezdeka <florian.bezdeka at siemens.com> writes:
>> On 06.05.21 09:08, Bezdeka, Florian via Xenomai wrote:
>>> On Thu, 2021-05-06 at 09:02 +0200, Philippe Gerum wrote:
>>>> Jan Kiszka via Xenomai <xenomai at xenomai.org> writes:
>>>>> On 05.05.21 18:52, Jan Kiszka via Xenomai wrote:
>>>>>> Picking up from Philippe's queue:
>>>>>> This patch series prepares the tree for the upcoming y2038 work,
>>>>>> converting obsolete/ambiguous time specification types to the proper
>>>>>> ones introduced upstream by the v5.x kernel series.
>>>>>> In v2, feedback on the first round has been addressed, primarily
>>>>>> regarding folding fixing into the patches that need them.
>>>>>> In addition, this includes 3 patches from Florian that add
>>>>>> sem_timedwait64 system call and a test suite for it.
>>>>> Seems we have some issue on ARM ("Illegal instruction" in smokey):
>>>>> https://eur01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fsource.denx.de%2FXenomai%2Fxenomai-images%2F-%2Fjobs%2F264219&data=04%7C01%7Cflorian.bezdeka%40siemens.com%7C4809653e590745bc77b008d9105dbc19%7C38ae3bcd95794fd4addab42e1495d55a%7C1%7C0%7C637558817063489934%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=eH%2FvAfRIX8ORSkqcvjrmd%2BD0s6N%2FcpKD66Ptm0c0pbc%3D&reserved=0
>>>>> https://eur01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fsource.denx.de%2FXenomai%2Fxenomai-images%2F-%2Fjobs%2F264225&data=04%7C01%7Cflorian.bezdeka%40siemens.com%7C4809653e590745bc77b008d9105dbc19%7C38ae3bcd95794fd4addab42e1495d55a%7C1%7C0%7C637558817063489934%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=HWAdg9KpJhevXa97ziRGDwLzyHq5%2Fj1Yv7IBcH3uTsY%3D&reserved=0
>>>> That one may be related to the code directing clock_gettime() either to
>>>> the vDSO with Dovetail, or TSC readouts via a memory mapping with the
>>>> I-pipe, all in libcobalt.
>>> Thanks for the hint! I will check that and report back.
>> I was able to find the root cause. It's glibc syscall() vs.
>> XENOMAI_SYSCALLx(). I have a fix around that was already tested on some
>> qemu targets (arm as well as x86). I will provide it soon.
>> There is still one open question to me: Why is there a special syscall
>> handling (userland) implemented in Xenomai? I did not fully understand
>> why we end up with an invalid instruction on arm, but I guess it's
>> because of different registers being used.
>> IOW: syscall() is fine as long as you are calling Linux syscalls, but
>> you might run into problems (at least on arm) when trying to call
>> Xenomai specific ones.
> I may know this one, there is an ABI change in recent glibc,
> specifically in the glue code for the arm unwinder, which may cause
> this. Turning off -fasynchronous-unwind-tables should paper over that
> particular issue.

If so, then we need to fix the Xenomai syscall prologue/epilogue
(possibly some CPU register now has a specific function and/or should
hold a particular value across calls).


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