[LLVMdev] Failure while calling a function in GDB session

KARTHIKVENKATESH BHAT kv.bhat at samsung.com
Fri Nov 16 06:59:24 PST 2012

Hi All,
I compiled the following code on my linux PC using clang with PIE option-

struct  struct4 {char a; char b; char c; char d; };
struct  struct4  foo4 = {'a','2','c','4'};
struct struct4  fun4()
  return foo4;

int main()
 return 0;

> clang -g -fPIE  structs.c

In GDB session when i call p/c fun4() i get something like below-
(gdb) p/c fun4()
Cannot access memory at address 0x34633261

Disassemble of the code is as follows -

(gdb) disassemble
Dump of assembler code for function fun4:
   0x080483e0 <+0>:     call   0x80483e5 <fun4+5>
   0x080483e5 <+5>:     pop    %eax
   0x080483e6 <+6>:     add    $0x1c0f,%eax
   0x080483ec <+12>:    mov    0x4(%esp),%ecx
   0x080483f0 <+16>:    mov    -0x8(%eax),%eax
   0x080483f6 <+22>:    mov    (%eax),%eax
=> 0x080483f8 <+24>:    mov    %eax,(%ecx)
   0x080483fa <+26>:    ret    $0x4
End of assembler dump.
(gdb) i r
eax            0x34633261       878916193
ecx            0xbffff128       -1073745624
edx            0xbffff164       -1073745564
ebx            0x8049ff4        134520820
esp            0xbffff11c       0xbffff11c
ebp            0xbffff138       0xbffff138
esi            0x0      0
edi            0x0      0
eip            0x80483f8        0x80483f8 <fun4+24>
eflags         0x212    [ AF IF ]
cs             0x73     115
ss             0x7b     123
ds             0x7b     123
es             0x7b     123
fs             0x0      0
gs             0x33     51

Seems value in EAX register is getting corrupted in this case as a result of 
mov    (%eax),%eax Call.
 Could anyone guide me how i can fix this issue and which part of code to look into.


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