Stack unwinding in SMM


Hello everyone,

At the moment I'm trying to perform some form of stack unwinding in SMM, but I'm failing to successfully do that at the moment. I tried to use LLVM's __builtin_return_address(), but this only returns the return address for entry 0. Looking at the assembly, it seems that sometimes function epilogues start with "lea 0x8(%rbp),%rsp" and then a certain amount of pop instructions, while other times the function epilogue starts with "add $0x20,%rsp" and then a certain amount of pop instructions. This seems to indicate that manually performing the stack unwinding is cumbersome, as there are a lot of cases to cover.

I was wondering whether there are better ways to perform this task, where I want to retrieve a call stack from arbitrary places in an SMM driver. I'm not sure where to start, I have looked online but I would likely need unwind tables (which seem to be enabled in EDK II, but I'm not sure how I should use them in the EDK II project or whether they are even present in my .efi file. The sections available in my .efi file are .text, .rdata, .data, and .reloc.

Kind regards,


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