Handle branch protection option on the commandline as well as a function
attribute. One patch for both mechanisms, as they use the same underlying
These are recorded in a set of LLVM IR module-level attributes like we do for
AArch64 PAC/BTI (see https://reviews.llvm.org/D85649):
- command-line options are "translated" to module-level LLVM IR attributes (metadata).
- functions have PAC/BTI specific attributes iff the attribute((target("branch-protection=...))) was used in the function declaration.
- command-line option -mbranch-protection to armclang targeting Arm,
following this grammar:
branch-protection ::= "-mbranch-protection=" <protection>
protection ::= "none" | "standard" | "bti" [ "+" <pac-ret-clause> ]
| <pac-ret-clause> [ "+" "bti"]
pac-ret-clause ::= "pac-ret" [ "+" <pac-ret-option> ]
pac-ret-option ::= "leaf" ["+" "b-key"] | "b-key" ["+" "leaf"]
b-key is simply a placeholder to make it consistent with AArch64's
version. In Arm, however, it triggers a warning informing that b-key is
unsupported and a-key will be selected instead.
- Handle _attribute_((target(("branch-protection=..."))) for AArch32 with the
same grammer as the commandline options.
This patch is part of a series that adds support for the PACBTI-M extension of
the Armv8.1-M architecture, as detailed here:
The PACBTI-M specification can be found in the Armv8-M Architecture Reference
The following people contributed to this patch:
- Momchil Velikov
- Victor Campos
- Ties Stuij