Hi,

The following is an updated/fixed version of the patch(es), put forward by Ard Biesheuvel on August 9 ([1], [2]), and re-submitted for formal inclusion, so that the EDK2 can provide EBC functionality for all of IA32, IA64, X64, AARCH64 and ARM at last.


This updated patch now includes the necessary corollary dsc/fdf updates as well as fixes to the assembly's EbcLLCALLEXNative, as I found the following issues there: - At least gcc5 didn't seem to like the manually optimized branching for all register args ("sub r1, r1, r3, lsr #1"), and one can never be sure of the actual size instructions will be assembled into, in case of assembler internal alignment/optimization, so I broke it down into actual labelled branches. There are only 4 of those anyway. - For register + stack calls, while 8 x 64 bit registers on AARCH64 do equate to #64 bytes that need to be taken off the stack, on ARM the 4 x 32 bit registers equate to #16 bytes, not #32 - Even after fixing the above, I found some issues with the manual stack duplication assembly code, so I switched to using a call to CopyMem(), like IA32 does.

With these changes, I believe that the ARM/EBC feature should be fully functional, especially as I have heavily tested multiparameter calls from EBC into native, using an fasmg-based EBC assembler [3], to confirm that they performed just as well with ARM as with AARCH64, IA32 or X64.

Regards,

/Pete

[1] https://patches.linaro.org/patch/73554/
[2] https://patches.linaro.org/patch/73559/
[3] https://github.com/pbatard/fasmg-ebc
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