Bug #4398

Aspectator and C back-end should support GCC vector type

Added by Evgeny Novikov almost 6 years ago. Updated 3 months ago.

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There are some issues related with unsupported GCC vector type on kvm drivers. They happen just for 3 drivers, that use "sse128_t" vector type.

Previously these drivers have led to segfault (#4390) when using specific aspect files, and have led to a failure of C-backend for any aspect file. At the moment Aspectator fails when it encounters it. Vector types should be supported in both Aspectator and C-backend.

Related issues

Related to C Instrumentation Framework - Bug #4390: arch/x86/kvm/emulate.c.prepared:912:1: internal compiler error: Segmentation faultClosed07/26/2013




Updated by Evgeny Novikov over 4 years ago

  • Priority changed from High to Normal

Updated by Evgeny Novikov over 3 years ago

  • Subject changed from Aspectator and C-backend should support GCC vector type to Aspectator and C back-end should support GCC vector type
  • Category set to Core
  • Priority changed from Normal to High

Updated by Ilya Shchepetkov about 2 years ago

The issue is still relevant.


Updated by Ilya Shchepetkov 3 months ago

Ilya Shchepetkov wrote:

The issue is still relevant.

It is as relevant today as it's ever been


Updated by Evgeny Novikov 3 months ago

It seems that to support this normally we need to do many things because of GCC operates with specific types internally rather than with, say, integers with corresponding attributes.

Suddenly, to avoid corresponding errors from CIF when dealing with source code of the Linux kernel it is enough to add the following command-line option:


This suppresses the only vector type that is used in the Linux kernel. Hopefully, the rest code does not use specific vector operations. Corresponding data is passed to inline assembler that is ignored.

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