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SubjectRe: [PATCH] kmemcheck: move hook before preempt_conditional_sti()
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2009/6/7 Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>:
>
> * Vegard Nossum <vegard.nossum@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> There are actually two problems here:
>>
>> 1. We absolutely cannot enable IRQs in case the fault was caused by
>>    kmemcheck.
>>
>> 2. We cannot enable preemption and then return from the debug handler
>>    without disabling preemption afterwards.
>>
>> The problem seems to be a merge fallout between three commits:
>>
>> commit 3d2a71a596bd9c761c8487a2178e95f8a61da083
>> Author: Alexander van Heukelum <heukelum@fastmail.fm>
>> Date:   Tue Sep 30 18:41:37 2008 +0200
>>
>>     x86, traps: converge do_debug handlers
>>
>> commit 08d68323d1f0c34452e614263b212ca556dae47f
>> Author: K.Prasad <prasad@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
>> Date:   Mon Jun 1 23:44:08 2009 +0530
>>
>>     hw-breakpoints: modifying generic debug exception to use thread-specific deb
>>
>> commit 787ecfaa503dc63ff1831ddc74b15dad49bace1d
>> Author: Vegard Nossum <vegard.nossum@gmail.com>
>> Date:   Fri Apr 4 00:53:23 2008 +0200
>>
>>     x86: add hooks for kmemcheck
>>
>> I encourage the kprobe developers to check whether their code is correct
>> as it stands in current tip/master. Also, comments on this particular
>> change is welcome.
>>
>> Reported-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
>> Cc: Alexander van Heukelum <heukelum@fastmail.fm>
>> Cc: K.Prasad <prasad@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
>> Cc: Alan Stern <stern@rowland.harvard.edu>
>> Cc: Frederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@gmail.com>
>> Cc: Pekka Enberg <penberg@cs.helsinki.fi>
>> Signed-off-by: Vegard Nossum <vegard.nossum@gmail.com>
>> ---
>>  arch/x86/kernel/traps.c |    8 ++++----
>>  1 files changed, 4 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)
>
>>
>> diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/traps.c b/arch/x86/kernel/traps.c
>> index c8a7f87..a898c6b 100644
>> --- a/arch/x86/kernel/traps.c
>> +++ b/arch/x86/kernel/traps.c
>> @@ -550,6 +550,10 @@ dotraplinkage void __kprobes do_debug(struct pt_regs *regs, long error_code)
>>                                                       SIGTRAP) == NOTIFY_STOP)
>>               return;
>>
>> +     /* Catch kmemcheck conditions first of all! */
>> +     if ((dr6 & DR_STEP) && kmemcheck_trap(regs))
>> +             return;
>> +
>>       /* It's safe to allow irq's after DR6 has been saved */
>>       preempt_conditional_sti(regs);
>>
>> @@ -559,10 +563,6 @@ dotraplinkage void __kprobes do_debug(struct pt_regs *regs, long error_code)
>>               return;
>>       }
>>
>> -     /* Catch kmemcheck conditions first of all! */
>> -     if ((dr6 & DR_STEP) && kmemcheck_trap(regs))
>> -             return;
>> -
>>       /*
>>        * Single-stepping through system calls: ignore any exceptions in
>>        * kernel space, but re-enable TF when returning to user mode.
>
> Yeah - this could solve the crash i saw. Mind sending a pull request
> too?

It did solve it, I tested it :-D

This patch was against tip/master; tip/kmemcheck does not have the
problem. I think it might have been introduced in this merge:

commit 85b9b2801e46a147330b8a0f321bc40342ff5b4c
Merge: bf8d9b3... 7387400...
Author: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Date: Thu Jun 4 13:56:43 2009 +0200

Merge branch 'tracing/hw-breakpoints'

Conflicts:
arch/x86/Kconfig
arch/x86/kernel/traps.c
kernel/Makefile


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