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* [binutils-gdb] gdb: ensure the cast in gdbarch_tdep is valid
@ 2022-07-21 18:20 Andrew Burgess
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From: Andrew Burgess @ 2022-07-21 18:20 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: gdb-cvs;h=c44885db3b56c83a12e88a176c03f2a2268428b8

commit c44885db3b56c83a12e88a176c03f2a2268428b8
Author: Andrew Burgess <>
Date:   Thu May 19 13:55:41 2022 +0100

    gdb: ensure the cast in gdbarch_tdep is valid
    This commit makes use of gdb::checked_static_cast when casting the
    generic gdbarch_tdep pointer to a specific sub-class type.  This means
    that, when compiled in developer mode, GDB will validate that the cast
    is correct.
    In order to use gdb::checked_static_cast the types involved must have
    RTTI, which is why the gdbarch_tdep base class now has a virtual
    Assuming there are no bugs in GDB where we cast a gdbarch_tdep pointer
    to the wrong type, then there should be no changes after this commit.
    If any bugs do exist, then GDB will now assert (in a developer build).

 gdb/gdbarch.h | 12 ++++++++++--
 1 file changed, 10 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/gdb/gdbarch.h b/gdb/gdbarch.h
index b2c91db0c4f..16c73915c64 100644
--- a/gdb/gdbarch.h
+++ b/gdb/gdbarch.h
@@ -28,6 +28,7 @@
 #include "infrun.h"
 #include "osabi.h"
 #include "displaced-stepping.h"
+#include "gdbsupport/gdb-checked-static-cast.h"
 struct floatformat;
 struct ui_file;
@@ -58,7 +59,14 @@ struct inferior;
 #include "regcache.h"
-struct gdbarch_tdep {};
+/* The base class for every architecture's tdep sub-class.  The virtual
+   destructor ensures the class has RTTI information, which allows
+   gdb::checked_static_cast to be used, the gdbarch_tdep the function.  */
+struct gdbarch_tdep
+  virtual ~gdbarch_tdep() = default;
 /* The architecture associated with the inferior through the
    connection to the target.
@@ -157,7 +165,7 @@ static inline TDepType *
 gdbarch_tdep (struct gdbarch *gdbarch)
   struct gdbarch_tdep *tdep = gdbarch_tdep_1 (gdbarch);
-  return static_cast<TDepType *> (tdep);
+  return gdb::checked_static_cast<TDepType *> (tdep);
 /* Mechanism for co-ordinating the selection of a specific

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