retro-compiler does not work on ARM based Linux

(the following is from an email bug report)


The compiler builds without error: “make bin/retro-compiler”

“objcopy” is in the PATH: “which objcopy”

When I compile the “hello.forth” example (from the Handbook), an
“a.out” file is generated (as expected):
“bin/retro-compiler hello.forth hello”
Final image is 14340 cells

Running the object file, however, produces a segmentation fault, with no
other messages or information produced:
Segmentation fault

Source (“hello.forth”):

:hello 'hello_world! s:put nl ;


Basic boot data is:

[ 0.000000] Booting Linux on physical CPU 0x0
[ 0.000000] Linux version 4.19.71-imx-r1 (root@ebf-dev) (gcc version
7.5.0 (Ubuntu/Linaro 7.5.0-3ubuntu1~18.04)) #1stable SMP PREEMPT Thu May
7 09:46:01 CST 2020
[ 0.000000] CPU: ARMv7 Processor [410fc075] revision 5 (ARMv7),
[ 0.000000] CPU: div instructions available: patching division code

The a.out file header looks like this (“readelf -h a.out”):

ELF Header:
Magic: 7f 45 4c 46 01 01 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Class: ELF32
Data: 2's complement, little endian
Version: 1 (current)
OS/ABI: UNIX - System V
ABI Version: 0
Type: DYN (Shared object file)
Machine: ARM
Version: 0x1
Entry point address: 0x1341
Start of program headers: 52 (bytes into file)
Start of section headers: 151136 (bytes into file)
Flags: 0x5000400, Version5 EABI,
hard-float ABI
Size of this header: 52 (bytes)
Size of program headers: 32 (bytes)
Number of program headers: 9
Size of section headers: 40 (bytes)
Number of section headers: 30
Section header string table index: 29

The initial part of “objdump -fs a.out” looks like:

a.out: file format elf32-littlearm
architecture: arm, flags 0x00000150:
start address 0x00001341

Contents of section .interp:
0154 2f6c6962 2f6c642d 6c696e75 782d6172 /lib/ld-linux-ar
0164 6d68662e 736f2e33 00 mhf.so.3.
Contents of section .note.ABI-tag:
0170 04000000 10000000 01000000 474e5500 ............GNU.
0180 00000000 03000000 02000000 00000000 ................
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2 months ago

~crc_ 8 months ago

I haven't been able to setup a 32-bit system yet, but it does work on a 64-bit system I have. Tomorrow I will hopefully have things ready to try on a Raspberry Pi.

~crc_ 5 months ago

Thus far I haven't been able to replicate this, but I have now downloaded Ubuntu 18.04 which appears to be the version being used, so I'll try to replicate under that.

~crc_ referenced this from #35 5 months ago

~crc_ 4 months ago

This has been deferred to 2021.4 as it only appears to affect Ubuntu 18.04 and has not been reported to occur on more recent releases.

~crc_ referenced this from #45 4 months ago

~crc_ referenced this from #56 2 months ago

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