[webkit-help] (Legacy 2.1.1) LLINT: _lline_program_prologue CodeBlock::m_instructions[0] is NULL

Bryan Woodruff bryan.woodruff at boxspy.com
Tue Aug 25 12:34:17 PDT 2015

Hi all -

Caveat: Due to divergence in the code base and the target platform, I'm working with an older port based on v2.1.1.  But, I believe my question is broad enough that someone may be able to help point me in the right area.

I'm enabling LLINT which was not enabled for the port we're working with in this version.   In the dispatch to llint_program_prologue, the CodeBlock.m_instructions[0] points to the value 0 which results into a jmp to 0 and a subsequent access violation.

I'm looking to understand what conditions cause CodeBlock.m_instructions[0] to not point to code.   Both JIT and LLINT are enabled.

JSC::prepareForExecution builds a CTI stub with programEntryThunkGenerator, the prologue thunk executes and lands in the prologue code.  I verified that the CodeBlock processed in prologue is the CodeBlock set up by this stack:

x!JSC::prepareForExecution<JSC::ProgramCodeBlock>(JSC::ExecState *, WTF::OwnPtr<JSC::ProgramCodeBlock> & {...}, JSC::JITCode & {...}, JSC::JITCode::JITType BaselineJIT, unsigned int) executionharness.h line 42
x!JSC::ProgramExecutable::compileInternal(JSC::ExecState *, JSC::JSScope *, JSC::JITCode::JITType BaselineJIT, unsigned int) executable.cpp line 328 + 19 bytes
x!JSC::ProgramExecutable::compile(JSC::ExecState *, JSC::JSScope *) executable.h line 514 + 19 bytes

Note that this code path is not taken as the profiler is not enabled, I'm not clear as to the design if this would impact this 0 index of m_instructions or not.

        if (exec->vm().m_perBytecodeProfiler)

After the prepareForExecution and going through the thunk, it's the processing of the CodeBlock that lands the instruction pointer at 0.  The offset of m_instructions looks correct comparing the offset with other assembly generated for other modules (including CodeBlock.cpp itself).   Inspecting the CodeBlock object and m_instructions[0] verifies it has a 0 in this entry.   I am assuming this is unexpected - but I don't understand where this is supposed to be set up when tracing step-by-step through this code path.

Any suggestions/pointers appreciated.



    prologue(notFunctionCodeBlockGetter, notFunctionCodeBlockSetter, _llint_entry_osr, _llint_trace_prologue)


    # Set up the PC.
   if JSVALUE64
        loadp CodeBlock::m_instructions[t1], PB
        move 0, PC
        loadp CodeBlock::m_instructions[t1], PC

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