aarch64 sim big-endian support

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Jim Wilson June 3, 2016, 2:36 a.m.
On aarch64, code is always little-endian, even when compiling
big-endian, so we need to force little-endian when reading
instructions.

Running the gcc C language testsuite, I get for an aarch64-elf target

# of expected passes            35433
# of unexpected failures        254
# of unsupported tests          131

and for an aarch64_be-elf target with the attached patch I get

# of expected passes            35200
# of unexpected failures        487
# of unsupported tests          131

so this simple patch gets us most of the way there.  I haven't tried
looking at the other problems yet.

I also have a dejagnu patch I wrote to make this work, which I will be
submitting to the dejagnu team shortly.

Jim

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Jim Wilson June 10, 2016, 4:24 p.m. | #1
ping

for the attachment, see
https://sourceware.org/ml/gdb-patches/2016-06/msg00046.html

On Thu, Jun 2, 2016 at 7:36 PM, Jim Wilson <jim.wilson@linaro.org> wrote:
> On aarch64, code is always little-endian, even when compiling

> big-endian, so we need to force little-endian when reading

> instructions.

>

> Running the gcc C language testsuite, I get for an aarch64-elf target

>

> # of expected passes            35433

> # of unexpected failures        254

> # of unsupported tests          131

>

> and for an aarch64_be-elf target with the attached patch I get

>

> # of expected passes            35200

> # of unexpected failures        487

> # of unsupported tests          131

>

> so this simple patch gets us most of the way there.  I haven't tried

> looking at the other problems yet.

>

> I also have a dejagnu patch I wrote to make this work, which I will be

> submitting to the dejagnu team shortly.

>

> Jim

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2016-06-02  Jim Wilson  <jim.wilson@linaro.org>

	sim/aarch64/
	* simulator.c (aarch64_step): New var saved_target_byte_order.  Force
	byte order to BFD_ENDIAN_LITTLE before pc read, then restore saved
	value.

diff --git a/sim/aarch64/simulator.c b/sim/aarch64/simulator.c
index 88cb03d..5a1814c 100644
--- a/sim/aarch64/simulator.c
+++ b/sim/aarch64/simulator.c
@@ -14078,12 +14078,18 @@  static bfd_boolean
 aarch64_step (sim_cpu *cpu)
 {
   uint64_t pc = aarch64_get_PC (cpu);
+  enum bfd_endian saved_target_byte_order;
 
   if (pc == TOP_LEVEL_RETURN_PC)
     return FALSE;
 
   aarch64_set_next_PC (cpu, pc + 4);
+
+  /* Code is always little-endian.  */
+  saved_target_byte_order = current_target_byte_order;
+  current_target_byte_order = BFD_ENDIAN_LITTLE;
   aarch64_get_instr (cpu) = aarch64_get_mem_u32 (cpu, pc);
+  current_target_byte_order = saved_target_byte_order;
 
   TRACE_INSN (cpu, " pc = %" PRIx64 " instr = %08x", pc,
 	      aarch64_get_instr (cpu));