On Mon, Nov 26, 2001 at 04:28:34PM +0100, Maciej W. Rozycki wrote:
> I believe it's desireable to point to the faulting instruction upon an
> FPU trap and not the following one. Why? First, the FPU restores the
> state from before attempting to exectute the instruction. Second, with
> the current approach state is lost -- consider instructions in branch/jump
> delay slots. Third, erroneous execution is possible if SIG_FPE's handler
> is set to "ignore" by mistake.
> The following patch implements the described approach. It should not
> affect standard handlers which use setjmp()/longjmp(), but it should
> enable a smarter interpreting handler or just better diagnostics. Both
> the hardware and the emulator are handled. Tested successfully with gdb
> on an R3k, an R4k and the emulator.
The problem you found in the FPU emulator is a fairly generic one. We
got other exception handlers which in error case will still skip over
the instruction. What also isn't handled properly is the case of sending
a signal to the application. In such a case sigreturn() should do the
the compute_return_epc() thing ...