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[Xen-devel] mini-os: x86_64: crash passing double arguments

I noticed that passing a double argument to a varargs function on
x86_64 causes Mini-OS to crash. This only happens when called from a
thread, not when using the boot stack.

Here's my test case:

static void foo(char *fmt, ...) { }

static void float_tester(void *p)
    printk("Running tests...\n");
    foo("%d", 3);
    printk("Pass int.\n");
    foo("%f", 3.1);
    printk("Pass float.\n");

When run from test.c's app_main directly, it passes, but when run from
a thread it crashes:

    (d22) Running tests...
    (d22) Pass int.
    (d22) GPF rip: 0000000000006b04, error_code=0
    (d22) Thread: float
    (d22) RIP: e030:[<0000000000006b04>]

Subtracting 8 bytes from thread->sp when creating a new thread fixes
it (patch attached), but I'm not sure whether this is the right
solution, or whether there's a problem elsewhere (I know very little
about x86).

My test-case and fix/work-around are here:



Dr Thomas Leonard        http://0install.net/
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