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Re: scratch/comp-static-data 5aa3db2f11: comp: Add support for compiling

From: vibhavp
Subject: Re: scratch/comp-static-data 5aa3db2f11: comp: Add support for compiling elisp constants into static data.
Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2022 21:29:11 +0530
User-agent: Evolution 3.46.1

On Sun, 2022-11-20 at 13:47 -0500, Stefan Monnier wrote:
> > The follow elisp snipper is an example of code that when compiled
> > under
> > this branch, crashes Emacs:
> > ;; -*- lexical-binding: t; -*-
> > (defun fault-function ()
> >   (let ((a [1 2 3]))
> >     (aset a 0 5)
> >     a))
> I'm not deluded enough to think it's currently impossible to crash
> Emacs
> with a well-crafted piece of ELisp code, but we do aim for that, so
> this
> would be a significant step backwards :-(
> Can we change your patch so that it makes the section writable rather
> than ".rodata"?

Indeed, making static lisp data variables constants was an afterthought
before I pushed the first draft. Currently, it's line 2889 in
src/comp.c@320e9ab048. Removing the call to `gcc_jit_type_get_const'
should make them writeable as usual.

However, as part of emitting the lisp data as read only, I also made it
so that such objects have their GC mark bit set, so that GC does not
crash Emacs as it attemps to mark these objects, skipping them instead.
This property can therefore be used to check whether an object being
modified is mutable or not à la `CHECK_IMPURE'. A more general variant
of the macro, `CHECK_MUTABLE' could be defined as

(PURE_P (ptr) || object_marked_p (ptr) ? pure_wire_error (obj) : (void)

This lets us keep them as read-only and preventing illegal
modifications resulting in a crash. If this sounds good, I try adding
these changes soon, otherwise remove the call to

Vibhav Pant
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