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Subject[PATCH 1/2] (resend) x86_64 stack overflow debugging
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Take two, now without spurious whitespace :(  Applies to git & 2.6.17-rc6

CONFIG_DEBUG_STACKOVERFLOW existed for x86_64 in 2.4, but seems to have gone AWOL in 2.6.

I've pretty much just copied this over from the 2.4 code, with appropriate tweaks for the 2.6 kernel, plus a bugfix. I'd personally rather see it printed out the way other arches do it, i.e. bytes-remaining-until-overflow, rather than having to do the subtraction yourself. Also, only 128 bytes remaining seems awfully late to issue a warning. But I'll start here :)

Thanks,

-Eric

Signed-off-by: Eric Sandeen <sandeen@sgi.com>

Index: linux/arch/x86_64/Kconfig.debug
===================================================================
--- linux.orig/arch/x86_64/Kconfig.debug 2006-03-19 23:53:29.000000000 -0600
+++ linux/arch/x86_64/Kconfig.debug 2006-06-13 08:54:36.923001750 -0500
@@ -35,6 +35,13 @@
Add a simple leak tracer to the IOMMU code. This is useful when you
are debugging a buggy device driver that leaks IOMMU mappings.

+config DEBUG_STACKOVERFLOW
+ bool "Check for stack overflows"
+ depends on DEBUG_KERNEL
+ help
+ This option will cause messages to be printed if free stack space
+ drops below a certain limit.
+
#config X86_REMOTE_DEBUG
# bool "kgdb debugging stub"

Index: linux/arch/x86_64/kernel/irq.c
===================================================================
--- linux.orig/arch/x86_64/kernel/irq.c 2006-06-09 16:14:55.991440250 -0500
+++ linux/arch/x86_64/kernel/irq.c 2006-06-13 08:55:22.485849250 -0500
@@ -26,6 +26,30 @@
#endif
#endif

+#ifdef CONFIG_DEBUG_STACKOVERFLOW
+/*
+ * Probabilistic stack overflow check:
+ *
+ * Only check the stack in process context, because everything else
+ * runs on the big interrupt stacks. Checking reliably is too expensive,
+ * so we just check from interrupts.
+ */
+static inline void stack_overflow_check(struct pt_regs *regs)
+{
+ u64 curbase = (u64) current->thread_info;
+ static unsigned long warned = -60*HZ;
+
+ if (regs->rsp >= curbase && regs->rsp <= curbase + THREAD_SIZE &&
+ regs->rsp < curbase + sizeof(struct thread_info) + 128 &&
+ time_after(jiffies, warned + 60*HZ)) {
+ printk("do_IRQ: %s near stack overflow (cur:%Lx,rsp:%lx)\n",
+ current->comm, curbase, regs->rsp);
+ show_stack(NULL,NULL);
+ warned = jiffies;
+ }
+}
+#endif
+
/*
* Generic, controller-independent functions:
*/
@@ -96,7 +120,9 @@

exit_idle();
irq_enter();
-
+#ifdef CONFIG_DEBUG_STACKOVERFLOW
+ stack_overflow_check(regs);
+#endif
__do_IRQ(irq, regs);
irq_exit();

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