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Subject[patch 36/50] x86, fpu: fix CONFIG_PREEMPT=y corruption of applications FPU stack
-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let us know.
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From: Suresh Siddha <suresh.b.siddha@intel.com>

upstream commit: 870568b39064cab2dd971fe57969916036982862

Jürgen Mell reported an FPU state corruption bug under CONFIG_PREEMPT,
and bisected it to commit v2.6.19-1363-gacc2076, "i386: add sleazy FPU
optimization".

Add tsk_used_math() checks to prevent calling math_state_restore()
which can sleep in the case of !tsk_used_math(). This prevents
making a blocking call in __switch_to().

Apparently "fpu_counter > 5" check is not enough, as in some signal handling
and fork/exec scenarios, fpu_counter > 5 and !tsk_used_math() is possible.
It's a side effect though. This is the failing scenario:

process 'A' in save_i387_ia32() just after clear_used_math()

Got an interrupt and pre-empted out.

At the next context switch to process 'A' again, kernel tries to restore
the math state proactively and sees a fpu_counter > 0 and !tsk_used_math()
This results in init_fpu() during the __switch_to()'s math_state_restore()

And resulting in fpu corruption which will be saved/restored
(save_i387_fxsave and restore_i387_fxsave) during the remaining
part of the signal handling after the context switch.

Bisected-by: Jürgen Mell <j.mell@t-online.de>
Signed-off-by: Suresh Siddha <suresh.b.siddha@intel.com>
Tested-by: Jürgen Mell <j.mell@t-online.de>
Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Signed-off-by: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Signed-off-by: Chris Wright <chrisw@sous-sol.org>
---
arch/x86/kernel/process_32.c | 5 ++++-
arch/x86/kernel/process_64.c | 5 ++++-
2 files changed, 8 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
--- a/arch/x86/kernel/process_32.c
+++ b/arch/x86/kernel/process_32.c
@@ -710,8 +710,11 @@ struct task_struct * __switch_to(struct
/* If the task has used fpu the last 5 timeslices, just do a full
* restore of the math state immediately to avoid the trap; the
* chances of needing FPU soon are obviously high now
+ *
+ * tsk_used_math() checks prevent calling math_state_restore(),
+ * which can sleep in the case of !tsk_used_math()
*/
- if (next_p->fpu_counter > 5)
+ if (tsk_used_math(next_p) && next_p->fpu_counter > 5)
math_state_restore();

/*
--- a/arch/x86/kernel/process_64.c
+++ b/arch/x86/kernel/process_64.c
@@ -696,8 +696,11 @@ __switch_to(struct task_struct *prev_p,
/* If the task has used fpu the last 5 timeslices, just do a full
* restore of the math state immediately to avoid the trap; the
* chances of needing FPU soon are obviously high now
+ *
+ * tsk_used_math() checks prevent calling math_state_restore(),
+ * which can sleep in the case of !tsk_used_math()
*/
- if (next_p->fpu_counter>5)
+ if (tsk_used_math(next_p) && next_p->fpu_counter > 5)
math_state_restore();
return prev_p;
}
--
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