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[Bug 1548414] Comment bridged from LTC Bugzilla


------- Comment From a.efremkin@xxxxxxxxxx 2016-03-04 07:54 EDT-------
Verified on kernel 4.4.0-9 on a VM.

root@s3529003:~# uname -a
Linux s3529003 4.4.0-9-generic #24-Ubuntu SMP Mon Feb 29 19:30:59 UTC 2016 s390x s390x s390x GNU/Linux

root@s3529003:~# gcc-5 -o test test.c
root@s3529003:~# ./test
registering signal handler
firing trap
received signal!
fpc: 0000ff00

FPC is set correctly

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  Floating-point exception handler receives empty Data-Exception Code in
  Floating Point Control register

Status in linux package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Released
Status in linux source package in Xenial:
  Fix Released

Bug description:
  == Comment: #0 - Alexander Efremkin <a.efremkin@xxxxxxxxxx> - 2016-02-17 12:18:14 ==
  With a C program sets FPE handler and triggers an FPE exception, it expects that machine-dependent context data, which is passed to the handler, will contain sensible values.

  In this scenario, however, FPC register was zero and contained no DXC
  (Data-Exception Code) indication:

  #include <stdio.h>
  #include <string.h>
  #include <signal.h>

  void trapFunction() {
     asm volatile ("lhi %r1,0\n\t"
                   "cit %r1,0,8\n\t");

  static void sigFPE_handler(int signal, siginfo_t *info, void *context) {
     ucontext_t *uc = context;
     mcontext_t mc = uc->uc_mcontext;
     fpregset_t fpregs = mc.fpregs;
     unsigned int fpc = fpregs.fpc;

     printf("received signal!\n");
     printf("fpc: %08x\n", fpc );

  int main() {
     struct sigaction action;
     memset(&action, '\0', sizeof(action));

     printf("registering signal handler\n");

     action.sa_flags |= SA_SIGINFO;
     action.sa_sigaction = sigFPE_handler;
     if (sigaction(SIGFPE, &action, NULL))
        printf("error calling sigaction\n");

     printf("firing trap\n");
     return 0;

  This program prints "fpc: 00000000", but the expected output is "fpc:

  The IBM Java team has encountered test failures around the use of trap
  instructions; Linux on z Distribution Test reproduced the issue on the
  following system:

  z13 LPAR
  Ubuntu 16.04
  Kernel 4.4.0-4-generic
  gcc (Ubuntu 5.3.1-8ubuntu2) 5.3.1 20160205
  libc6 2.21-0ubuntu5

  Also, similar issue has been found during test of SIMD (vector)
  instructions, FPC contents was also zero, whereas it expected at least
  an exception mask and vector-defined DXC.

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