bugfix: _barebox_image_size wrong if enable

张忠山 zzs213 at 126.com
Mon Jun 17 06:37:19 PDT 2019

When a pbl image uncompress and call the normal barebox, In
barebox_non_pbl_start() it should call relocate_to_adr() to relocate barebox
to barebox_base. Ofcouse CONFIG_RELOCATABLE enabled.

And barebox_base calculated by:

	#define barebox_image_size	(unsigned int)&_barebox_image_size

	unsigned long barebox_size = barebox_image_size +
		((unsigned long)&__bss_stop - (unsigned long)&__bss_start);

_barebox_image_size, __bss_stop, __bss_start all defined in linkscript

But when I print there value in function barebox_non_pbl_start() with the
flowwing code:

	PUTHEX_LL((unsigned long)&__bss_start);
	PUTHEX_LL((unsigned long)&__bss_stop);

The result as floww:


It's so strange, SO objdump it:

00017424 <barebox_non_pbl_start>:
   17424:       e59f61a0        ldr     r6, [pc, #416]  ; 175cc <barebox_non_pbl_start+0x1a8>
   17428:       e080a001        add     sl, r0, r1
   1742c:       e59f919c        ldr     r9, [pc, #412]  ; 175d0 <barebox_non_pbl_start+0x1ac>
   17430:       e1a08000        mov     r8, r0
   17434:       e92d4890        push    {r4, r7, fp, lr}
   17438:       e0895006        add     r5, r9, r6
   1743c:       e59fb190        ldr     fp, [pc, #400]  ; 175d4 <barebox_non_pbl_start+0x1b0>
   17440:       e3a00058        mov     r0, #88 ; 0x58
   17444:       e1a07002        mov     r7, r2
   17448:       ebfffca7        bl      166ec <PUTC_LL>
   1744c:       e06b5005        rsb     r5, fp, r5
   17450:       e3a0000d        mov     r0, #13
   17454:       ebfffca4        bl      166ec <PUTC_LL>
   17458:       e3a0000a        mov     r0, #10
   1745c:       ebfffca2        bl      166ec <PUTC_LL>
   17460:       e1a00005        mov     r0, r5
   17464:       ebffffe0        bl      173ec <PUTHEX_LL>
   17468:       e3a0000d        mov     r0, #13
   1746c:       ebfffc9e        bl      166ec <PUTC_LL>
   17470:       e3a0000a        mov     r0, #10
   17474:       ebfffc9c        bl      166ec <PUTC_LL>
   17478:       e1a0000b        mov     r0, fp
   1747c:       ebffffda        bl      173ec <PUTHEX_LL>
   17480:       e3a0000d        mov     r0, #13
   17484:       ebfffc98        bl      166ec <PUTC_LL>
   17488:       e3a0000a        mov     r0, #10
   1748c:       ebfffc96        bl      166ec <PUTC_LL>
   17490:       e1a00006        mov     r0, r6
   17494:       e24a6906        sub     r6, sl, #98304  ; 0x18000
   17498:       ebffffd3        bl      173ec <PUTHEX_LL>
   1749c:       e3c66dff        bic     r6, r6, #16320  ; 0x3fc0
   174a0:       e3a0000d        mov     r0, #13
   175c4:       ebffa2c5        bl      e0 <mem_malloc_init>
   175c8:       ebffa5a5        bl      c64 <start_barebox>
   175cc:       00000000        andeq   r0, r0, r0
   175d0:       00000000        andeq   r0, r0, r0
   175d4:       00000000        andeq   r0, r0, r0
   175d8:       00022448        andeq   r2, r2, r8, asr #8
   175dc:       d00dfeed        andle   pc, sp, sp, ror #29

We can see it save __bss_start and __bss_stop in local literal pool located at
175cc and 175d0, The value is zero.  But in barebox.map it's

                0x00000000000207b0                . = ALIGN (0x4)
                0x00000000000207b0                __bss_start = .
                0x0000000000022458                __bss_stop = .
                0x0000000000022458                _end = .
                0x00000000000207b0                _barebox_image_size = __bss_start

Why?? It's so strange! Is it a bug of toolchain?

My toolchain is:

	arm-poky-linux-gnueabi-gcc (GCC) 5.3.0
	GNU ld (GNU Binutils)

I test this situation with a newer toolchain:

	arm-poky-eabi-gcc (GCC) 8.2.0
	GNU ld (GNU Binutils)

With this toolchain the printhex_ll output value for __bss_start and
__bss_stop same as them in barebox.map. This cofused me more!!

And with new toolchain there is a new thing: As barebox_non_pbl_start()
running address is not it's link address. So if use PUTS_LL(const char *str)
It should crash. but it sure works. I check the dis-asm code. Found the
linker/gcc add some code to using the string ptr pc relatived. Does this the
new toolchain's benifit? And who ? gcc or linker ?

The flowwing patch let _barebox_image_size has right value

From 29420237496b23c97de03c189529b223902653aa Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: =?UTF-8?q?=E5=BC=A0=E5=BF=A0=E5=B1=B1?= <zzs213 at 126.com>
Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2019 17:43:44 +0800
Subject: [PATCH] bugfix: _barebox_image_size wrong if enable
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Signed-off-by: 张忠山 <zzs213 at 126.com>
 arch/arm/lib32/barebox.lds.S | 14 ++++++++------
 1 file changed, 8 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)

diff --git a/arch/arm/lib32/barebox.lds.S b/arch/arm/lib32/barebox.lds.S
index 53a5f55cc..49224a79c 100644
--- a/arch/arm/lib32/barebox.lds.S
+++ b/arch/arm/lib32/barebox.lds.S
@@ -20,16 +20,18 @@
 #include <asm-generic/barebox.lds.h>
+#define BASE 0x0
 OUTPUT_FORMAT("elf32-littlearm", "elf32-littlearm", "elf32-littlearm")
-	. = 0x0;
-	. = TEXT_BASE;
+	. = BASE;
@@ -124,5 +126,5 @@ SECTIONS
 	.bss : { *(.bss*) }
 	__bss_stop = .;
 	_end = .;
-	_barebox_image_size = __bss_start - TEXT_BASE;
+	_barebox_image_size = __bss_start - BASE;

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