RFR: 8263512: [macos_aarch64] issues with calling va_args functions from invoke_native

Jorn Vernee jvernee at openjdk.java.net
Mon Apr 26 12:55:30 UTC 2021

On Thu, 22 Apr 2021 08:19:53 GMT, Nick Gasson <ngasson at openjdk.org> wrote:

> macOS on Apple silicon uses slightly different ABI conventions to the
> standard AArch64 ABI.  The differences are outlined in [1].  In
> particular in the standard (AAPCS) ABI, variadic arguments may be passed
> in either registers or on the stack following the normal calling
> convention.  To handle this, va_list is a struct containing separate
> pointers for arguments located in integer registers, floating point
> registers, and on the stack.  Apple's ABI simplifies this by passing all
> variadic arguments on the stack and the va_list type becomes a simple
> char* pointer.
> This patch adds a new MacOsAArch64 CABI type and MacOsAArch64Linker to
> represent the new ABI variant on macOS.  StackVaList is based on
> WinVaList lightly modified to handle the different TypeClasses on
> AArch64.  The original AArch64Linker is renamed to AapcsLinker and is
> currently used for all non-Mac platforms.  I think we also need to add a
> WinAArch64 CABI but I haven't yet been able to test on a Windows system
> so will do that later.
> The macOS ABI also uses a different method of spilling arguments to the
> stack (the standard ABI pads each argument to a multiple of 8 byte stack
> slots, but the Mac ABI packs arguments according to their natural
> alignment).  None of the existing tests exercise this so I'll open a new
> JBS issue and work on that separately.
> Tested jdk_foreign on macOS AArch64, Linux AArch64, and Linux X86_64.
> [1] https://developer.apple.com/documentation/xcode/writing_arm64_code_for_apple_platforms

Hi Nick. Sorry for the late reply, I've been out sick. I'll hopefully be taking a thorough look at this soon (still catching up on things).

I'm pretty impressed that such a large amount of code can just be shared between the two platforms :)


PR: https://git.openjdk.java.net/jdk/pull/3617

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