In r43005 to 43014 I committed a couple of patches so FPC generates stack frames aligned to 16 byte boundaries on i386-linux (before a call instruction, esp is dividable by 16). This is done because it seems that linux library start to depend on this property gcc ensures for around 20 years. To ensure this, FPC uses the same approach as clang (and as FPC for i386-darwin uses): esp has a fixed value fulfilling the alignment requirements during the whole procedure. Outgoing parameters are copied by mov instead of push instructions onto the stack. The consequences of these changes are: - For pure pascal programs, this does not change anything. The resulting code might be slightly bigger but in turn floating point code might be faster as double values can be properly aligned now. - Most assembler code is not affected by the change. Only code using constants to access the stack via esp might be affected, such code is rare. - Assembler code calling other procedures should be adapted to keep the stack aligned to 16 byte boundaries as well. Assembler code working on i386-darwin fulfills this requirement already. The define FPC_STACKALIGNMENT contains the alignment of the stack (16 in the case of i386-linux). - To test if the stack is always properly aligned, compile with -Ct: the stack checking code for i386-linux checks the stack alignment now as well.
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