i386 memory fence incompatible with valgrind

Matthias Urlichs matthias at urlichs.de
Tue Jan 10 20:03:49 CET 2017


valgrind does this on i386:
      #define ECB_MEMORY_FENCE         __asm__ __volatile__ ("lock; orb
$0, -1(%%esp)" : : : "memory")

This code triggers a warning whenever it is executed under valgrind:
whatever is below the stack pointer is undefined memory by definition.
Not a good idea, as this causes legitimate warnings to get lost in the
noise. :-(

Please access a legitimate memory location instead.

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-- Matthias Urlichs




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