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[Qemu-devel] Re: Question on implementatio of GETPC()

From: Jun Koi
Subject: [Qemu-devel] Re: Question on implementatio of GETPC()
Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2010 17:29:31 +0900

On Wed, Apr 28, 2010 at 5:12 PM, Jan Kiszka <address@hidden> wrote:
> Jun Koi wrote:
>> Hi,
>> In x86, GETPC() is implemented as below:
>> # define GETPC() ((void *)((unsigned long)__builtin_return_address(0) - 1))
>> As I understand, it gets the returned address on the stack, then
>> subtract 1 to get back to the above address.
>> Imagine we have code like this (pseudo asm code):
>> ....
>> CALL <relative address>
>> <next-insn>
>> ....
>> When we call GETPC, we get the address of <next-insn>, and subtract 1.
>> But the problem is that the CALL insn is more than 1 byte, so how can
>> GETPC() gives us the address of the CALL insn above?
>> I guess I must misunderstood something here ....
> IIRC, the result of GETPC is used for a range check. So you just have to
> ensure that it points somewhere into the translated code sequence of the
> current target instruction.

Hmm if I am not wrong, the GETPC address is really used as jump target
of some code (such as when handling page fault), so that must be
This is so confused to me!


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