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SubjectRe: question about do_IRQ + 4k stacks
Terence Ripperda wrote:
> I'm investigating some 4k stack issues with our driver, and I noticed
> this ordering in do_IRQ:
>
> asmlinkage unsigned int do_IRQ(struct pt_regs regs)
> {
> ...
>
> #ifdef CONFIG_DEBUG_STACKOVERFLOW
> /* Debugging check for stack overflow: is there less than 1KB free? */
> {
> ...
> }
> #endif
>
> ...
>
> #ifdef CONFIG_4KSTACKS
>
> for (;;) {
> ... switch to interrupt stack
> }
> #endif
>
>
> Is the intention of this stack overflow check to catch a currently
> running kernel thread that's getting low on stack space, or is the
> intent to make sure there's enough stack space to handle the incoming
> interrupt? if the later, wouldn't you want to potentially switch to
> your interrupt stack to be more accurate? (I recognize that often you
> will have switched to an empty stack, unless you have nested
> interrupts)
>

It checks for both process context (system call or kernel thread) or
interrupt context (nested irqs) stack overflows.

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Brian Gerst
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