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Illegal delay slot code causes abort on mips64
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During some randomised testing of an experimental MIPS implementation
I found an instruction sequence that also causes aborts on mainline
qemu's MIPS support. The problem is triggered by an MSA branch
instruction appearing in a delay slot when emulating a processor
without MSA support.
For example, with the current repository HEAD
(f073cd3a2bf1054135271b837c58a7da650dd84b) configured for
mips64-softmmu, if I run the attached binary using
mips64-softmmu/qemu-system-mips64 -bios ../abort2.bin -machine
it will report
unknown branch 0x13000
Aborted (core dumped)
The binary contains the following two instructions:
00200008 jr at
47081e61 bz.b w8,0xffffffffbfc0798c
The jr sets up a jump, and hflags is set accordingly in
gen_compute_branch (in target/mips/translate.c). When processing the
bz.b, check_insn generates an exception because the instruction isn't
support, but gen_msa_branch skips the usual delay slot check for the
same reason, and sets more bits in hflags, leading to an abort in
gen_branch because the hflags are now invalid.
I suspect the best fix is to remove the instruction set condition from
the delay slot check in gen_msa_branch.
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