Re: [RFC] Objtool toolchain proposal: -fannotate-{jump-table,noreturn}

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On Mon, Sep 12, 2022 at 06:31:14AM -0500, Segher Boessenkool wrote:
> Hi!
> On Fri, Sep 09, 2022 at 11:07:04AM -0700, Josh Poimboeuf wrote:
> > 2) Noreturn functions:
> >    
> >    There's no reliable way to determine which functions are designated
> >    by the compiler to be noreturn (either explictly via function
> >    attribute, or implicitly via a static function which is a wrapper
> >    around a noreturn function.)
> Or just a function that does not return for any other reason.
> The compiler makes no difference between functions that have the
> attribute and functions that do not.  There are good reasons to not
> have the attribute on functions that do in fact not return.  The
> not-returningness of the function may be just an implementation
> accident, something you do not want part of the API, so it *should* not
> have that attribute; or you may want the callers to a function to not be
> optimised according to this knowledge (you cannot *prevent* that, the
> compiler can figure it out it other ways, but still) for any other
> reason.

Yes, many static functions that are wrappers around noreturn functions
have this "implicit noreturn" property.  I agree we would need to know
about those functions (or, as Michael suggested, their call sites) as

> >    This information is needed because the
> >    code after the call to such a function is optimized out as
> >    unreachable and objtool has no way of knowing that.
> Since June we (GCC) have -funreachable-traps.  This creates a trap insn
> wherever control flow would otherwise go into limbo.

Ah, that's interesting, though I'm not sure if we'd be able to
distinguish between "call doesn't return" traps and other traps or
reasons for UD2.


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