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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH 1/5] x86: add user_mode_vm check in stack_overflow_check
On Mon, Nov 07, 2011 at 02:52:35PM +0900, Mitsuo Hayasaka wrote:
> The kernel stack overflow is checked in stack_overflow_check(),
> which may wrongly detect the overflow if the stack pointer
> pointed to the kernel stack accidentally.

I think you mean to say 'points'.

How do we accidently point the stack pointer to the kernel stack?

>
> This patch adds user-mode-vm checking before it to avoid this
> misdetection and bails out early if the user stack is used.
>
> Signed-off-by: Mitsuo Hayasaka <mitsuo.hayasaka.hu@hitachi.com>
> Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
> Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@redhat.com>
> Cc: "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@zytor.com>
> ---
>
> arch/x86/kernel/irq_64.c | 3 +++
> 1 files changed, 3 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/irq_64.c b/arch/x86/kernel/irq_64.c
> index acf8fbf..69bca46 100644
> --- a/arch/x86/kernel/irq_64.c
> +++ b/arch/x86/kernel/irq_64.c
> @@ -38,6 +38,9 @@ static inline void stack_overflow_check(struct pt_regs *regs)
> #ifdef CONFIG_DEBUG_STACKOVERFLOW
> u64 curbase = (u64)task_stack_page(current);
>
> + if (user_mode_vm(regs))
> + return;
> +
> WARN_ONCE(regs->sp >= curbase &&
> regs->sp <= curbase + THREAD_SIZE &&
> regs->sp < curbase + sizeof(struct thread_info) +
>
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