The nest attribute is currently supported on the x86 (32-bit), x86-64, PowerPC and AArch64 backends, but not on ARM (32-bit). This patch adds support for nest to the ARM backend.
Register r12 ('ip') is used by GCC for this purpose (see https://github.com/gcc-mirror/gcc/blob/7c62dfbbcd3699efcbbadc9fb3aa14f23a123add/gcc/testsuite/gcc.dg/cwsc1.c ) and hence is used here. As discussed on the GCC mailing list (see http://firstname.lastname@example.org/msg76966.html ) the register choice is an ABI issue and so choosing the same register as GCC means __builtin_call_with_static_chain is compatible.
Relevant LLVM mailing list discussion: http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.comp.compilers.llvm.devel/86370