[LLVMbugs] [Bug 22662] New: Support relaxation of more x86 instructions

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Mon Feb 23 04:02:30 PST 2015


            Bug ID: 22662
           Summary: Support relaxation of more x86 instructions
           Product: libraries
           Version: trunk
          Hardware: PC
                OS: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P
         Component: Backend: X86
          Assignee: unassignedbugs at nondot.org
          Reporter: dwmw2 at infradead.org
                CC: llvmbugs at cs.uiuc.edu
    Classification: Unclassified

$ cat foo.S
    movl (foo), %ebx
$ llvm-mc -filetype=obj foo.S | llvm-objdump -d -triple=i686-pc-linux-code16 -

<stdin>:    file format ELF64-x86-64

Disassembly of section .text:
       0:    67 66 8b 1d 00 00 00 00                          movl    0, %ebx

We didn't need the 0x67 addr32 prefix for this. GCC does this:

       0:    66 8b 1e 00 00                                   movl    0, %ebx

Although not strictly incorrect, this causes a problem for size-sensitive code;
the above example was taken from a boot sector implementation.

We should emit the 16-bit version by default. And if we do that, we're going to
need to handle relaxation for the case where it *isn't* sufficient.

We normally handle relaxation by converting to a *different* opcode. That isn't
sufficient here; we'll probably need a flag in the MCInst to indicate that it
should use addr32. Which is nice, since we already *wanted* to support the
explicit 'addr32' prefix...

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