[cfe-dev] ARM unwind info for __clang_call_terminate

Serhii Huralnik via cfe-dev cfe-dev at lists.llvm.org
Tue Apr 2 11:46:55 PDT 2019


I'm working on a simple unwinder for Android that relies on common C++
exception handling tables (.ARM.exidx / .eh_frame) and recently I found out
that for armeabi-v7a  it is impossible to unwind stack for abort that
happens when someone's destructor throws (seems like it is the case for any
nothrow function). In that case std::terminate() is called via shim
function __clang_call_terminate() which is emitted by compiler and has
EXIDX_CANTUNWIND associated entry that prevents unwinder to pass through
this function:

$ readelf --unwind test.o | grep __clang_call_terminate
Unwind section '.ARM.exidx.text.__clang_call_terminate' at offset 0x98
contains 1 entry:
0x0 <__clang_call_terminate>: 0x1 [cantunwind]

Here is mentioned shim generated with -funwind-tables -O3 (source code is
trivial so I omitted it):
.save {r7, lr}
push {r7, lr}
bl __cxa_begin_catch
bl _ZSt9terminatev
.size __clang_call_terminate, .Lfunc_end1-__clang_call_terminate

At the same time unwinder passes through it on arm64-v8a. I failed to find
any explanations of this difference. So asking here seems to be the last

My question is: why for 32-bit ARM clang emits .cantunwind for
__clang_call_terminate() instead of normal unwind instructions?

Best regards
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