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SubjectRe: [-mm patch] ptrace: make {put,get}reg work again for gs and fs
Frederik Deweerdt wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 21, 2006 at 11:22:05AM -0800, Jeremy Fitzhardinge wrote:
>
>> Frederik Deweerdt wrote:
>>
>>> Following the i386 pda patches, it's not possible to set gs or fs value
>>> from gdb anymore. The following patch restores the old behaviour of
>>> getting and setting thread.gs of thread.fs respectively.
>>> Here's a gdb session *before* the patch:
>>> (gdb) info reg
>>> [...]
>>> fs 0x33 51
>>> gs 0x33 51
>>> (gdb) set $fs=0xffff
>>> (gdb) info reg
>>> [...]
>>> fs 0x33 51
>>> gs 0x33 51
>>> (gdb) set $gs=0xffffffff
>>> (gdb) info reg
>>> [...]
>>> fs 0xffff 65535
>>> gs 0x33 51
>>>
>>> Another one *after* the patch:
>>> (gdb) info reg
>>> [...]
>>> fs 0xd8 216
>>>
>>>
>> This doesn't look right. This is the kernel's %fs, not usermode's
>> (which should be 0).
>>
>>
>>> gs 0x33 51
>>> (gdb) set $fs=0xffff
>>> (gdb) info reg
>>> [...]
>>> fs 0xffff 65535
>>> gs 0x33 51
>>> (gdb) set $gs=0xffff
>>> (gdb) info reg
>>> [...]
>>> fs 0xffff 65535
>>> gs 0xffff 65535
>>>
>>>
>> Hm. This shouldn't be possible since this is a bad selector, but I
>> guess ptrace/gdb doesn't really know that. If you run the target (even
>> single step it), these should revert to 0.
>>
>>
> Here's a third session that looks better:
>
> (gdb) info reg
> [...]
> fs 0x0 0
> gs 0x33 51
> (gdb) set $fs=0xffff
> (gdb) info reg
> [...]
> fs 0xffff 65535
> gs 0x33 51
> (gdb) set $gs=0xffff
> (gdb) info reg
> [...]
> fs 0xffff 65535
> gs 0xffff 65535
> (gdb) n
> Single stepping until exit from function main,
> which has no line number information.
> Cannot find user-level thread for LWP 10751: generic error
> (gdb) set $gs=0x33
> (gdb) set $fs=0
> (gdb) n
> Single stepping until exit from function main,
> which has no line number information.
> 0x08048c05 in __i686.get_pc_thunk.bx ()
> (gdb) info reg
> [...]
> fs 0x0 0
> gs 0x33 51
>
> This is a -mm1 kernel + your efl_offset fix + the attached patch.
> So the problem came from putreg still saving %gs to the stack where
> there's no slot for it, whereas getreg got things right.
>
> Regards,
> Frederik
>
> Signed-off-by: Frederik Deweerdt <frederik.deweerdt@gmail.com>
>
>
> diff --git a/arch/i386/kernel/ptrace.c b/arch/i386/kernel/ptrace.c
> index a803a49..d8f44db 100644
> --- a/arch/i386/kernel/ptrace.c
> +++ b/arch/i386/kernel/ptrace.c
> @@ -89,14 +89,14 @@ static int putreg(struct task_struct *child,
> unsigned long regno, unsigned long value)
> {
> switch (regno >> 2) {
> - case FS:
> + case GS:
> if (value && (value & 3) != 3)
> return -EIO;
> - child->thread.fs = value;
> + child->thread.gs = value;
> return 0;
> case DS:
> case ES:
> - case GS:
> + case FS:
> if (value && (value & 3) != 3)
> return -EIO;
> value &= 0xffff;
>

This patch is good. convert-i386-pda-code-to-use-%fs-fixes.patch
touched this same code, but it didn't actually fix the problem.

J
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