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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] [POWERPC] uprobes: powerpc port
    On Tue, Jun 12, 2012 at 02:01:46PM +1000, Michael Ellerman wrote:
    > On Fri, 2012-06-08 at 14:51 +0530, Ananth N Mavinakayanahalli wrote:
    > > On Fri, Jun 08, 2012 at 04:38:17PM +1000, Michael Ellerman wrote:
    > > > On Fri, 2012-06-08 at 11:49 +0530, Ananth N Mavinakayanahalli wrote:
    > > > > On Fri, Jun 08, 2012 at 04:17:44PM +1000, Michael Ellerman wrote:
    > > > > > On Fri, 2012-06-08 at 11:31 +0530, Ananth N Mavinakayanahalli wrote:
    > > > > > > On Fri, Jun 08, 2012 at 03:51:54PM +1000, Michael Ellerman wrote:
    > > > > > > > On Fri, 2012-06-08 at 10:06 +0530, Ananth N Mavinakayanahalli wrote:
    > > > > > >
    > > > > > > But MSR_PR=1 and hence emulate_step() will return -1 and hence we will
    > > > > > > end up single-stepping using user_enable_single_step(). Same with rfid.
    > > > > >
    > > > > > Right. But that was exactly Jim's point, you may be asked to emulate
    > > > > > those instructions even though you wouldn't expect to see them in
    > > > > > userspace code, so you need to handle it.
    > > > > >
    > > > > > Luckily it looks like emulate_step() will do the right thing for you.
    > > > > > It'd be good to test it to make 100% sure.
    > > > >
    > > > > Sure. Will add that check and send v2.
    > > >
    > > > Sorry I didn't mean add a test in the code, I meant construct a test
    > > > case to confirm that it works as expected.
    > >
    > > Michael,
    > >
    > > I just hand-coded the instr to emulate_step() and here are the results:
    > >
    > > MSR_PR is set
    > > insn = 7c600124, ret = 0 /* mtmsr */
    > > insn = 7c600164, ret = 0 /* mtmsrd */
    > > insn = 4c000024, ret = -1 /* rfid */
    > > insn = 4c000064, ret = 0 /* rfi */
    > >
    > > Also verified that standalone programs with those instructions in inline
    > > asm will die with a SIGILL.
    > >
    > > So, for mtmsr, mtmsrd and rfi, we have to single-step them which will
    > > result in a SIGILL in turn.
    >
    > What happens in the rfid case? You don't handle -1 from emulate_step()
    > any differently AFAICS, so don't we try to single step that too?

    -1 is just emulate_step() flagging cases where instructions must not be
    single-stepped (rfi[d], mtmsr that clears MSR_RI). But as with the other
    OEA instructions in user space, we fail with a SIGILL.

    As the application is hozed in any case if we encounter an OEA
    instruction, I'd think there is no point in handling a -1 from
    emulate_step() any differently.

    Ananth



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