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SubjectRe: [PATCH 08/12] add trace events for each syscall entry/exit
On Mon, Aug 10, 2009 at 04:52:47PM -0400, Jason Baron wrote:
> +void ftrace_syscall_enter(struct pt_regs *regs, long id)
> {
> struct syscall_trace_enter *entry;
> struct syscall_metadata *sys_data;
> @@ -150,6 +105,8 @@ void ftrace_syscall_enter(struct pt_regs *regs)
> int syscall_nr;
>
> syscall_nr = syscall_get_nr(current, regs);
> + if (!test_bit(syscall_nr, enabled_enter_syscalls))
> + return;
>
> sys_data = syscall_nr_to_meta(syscall_nr);
> if (!sys_data)

> +void ftrace_syscall_exit(struct pt_regs *regs, long ret)
> {
> struct syscall_trace_exit *entry;
> struct syscall_metadata *sys_data;
> @@ -178,6 +135,8 @@ void ftrace_syscall_exit(struct pt_regs *regs)
> int syscall_nr;
>
> syscall_nr = syscall_get_nr(current, regs);
> + if (!test_bit(syscall_nr, enabled_exit_syscalls))
> + return;
Most arch syscall_get_nr() implementations returns -1 if the syscall
number is not valid. Accessing the bit field without a check might
result in a kernel oops (at least I saw it on s390 for ftrace selftest).

Before this change, this problem did not occur, because the invalid
syscall number (-1) caused syscall_nr_to_meta() to return NULL.

There are at least two scenarios where syscall_get_nr() can return -1:

1. For example, ptrace stores an invalid syscall number, and thus,
tracing code resets it.
(see do_syscall_trace_enter in arch/s390/kernel/ptrace.c)

2. The syscall_regfunc() (kernel/tracepoint.c) sets the TIF_SYSCALL_FTRACE
(now: TIF_SYSCALL_TRACEPOINT) flag for all threads which includes
kernel threads.
However, the ftrace selftest triggers a kernel oops when testing syscall
trace points:
- The kernel thread is started as ususal (do_fork()),
- tracing code sets TIF_SYSCALL_FTRACE,
- the ret_from_fork() function is triggered and starts
ftrace_syscall_exit() with an invalid syscall number.

To avoid these scenarios, I suggest to check the syscall_nr.

For instance, the ftrace selftest fails for s390 (with config option
CONFIG_FTRACE_SYSCALLS set) and produces the following kernel oops.

Unable to handle kernel pointer dereference at virtual kernel address 2000000000
Oops: 0038 [#1] PREEMPT SMP
Modules linked in:
CPU: 0 Not tainted 2.6.31-rc6-next-20090819-dirty #18
Process kthreadd (pid: 818, task: 000000003ea207e8, ksp: 000000003e813eb8)
Krnl PSW : 0704100180000000 00000000000ea54c (ftrace_syscall_exit+0x58/0xdc)
R:0 T:1 IO:1 EX:1 Key:0 M:1 W:0 P:0 AS:0 CC:1 PM:0 EA:3
Krnl GPRS: 0000000000000000 00000000000e0000 ffffffffffffffff 20000000008c2650
0000000000000007 0000000000000000 0000000000000000 0000000000000000
0000000000000000 0000000000000000 ffffffffffffffff 000000003e813d78
000000003e813f58 0000000000505ba8 000000003e813e18 000000003e813d78
Krnl Code: 00000000000ea540: e330d0000008 ag %r3,0(%r13)
00000000000ea546: a7480007 lhi %r4,7
00000000000ea54a: 1442 nr %r4,%r2
>00000000000ea54c: e31030000090 llgc %r1,0(%r3)
00000000000ea552: 5410d008 n %r1,8(%r13)
00000000000ea556: 8a104000 sra %r1,0(%r4)
00000000000ea55a: 5410d00c n %r1,12(%r13)
00000000000ea55e: 1211 ltr %r1,%r1
Call Trace:
([<0000000000000000>] 0x0)
[<000000000001fa22>] do_syscall_trace_exit+0x132/0x18c
[<000000000002d0c4>] sysc_return+0x0/0x8
[<000000000001c738>] kernel_thread_starter+0x0/0xc
Last Breaking-Event-Address:
[<00000000000ea51e>] ftrace_syscall_exit+0x2a/0xdc
Signed-off-by: Hendrik Brueckner <brueckner@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
---
kernel/trace/trace_syscalls.c | 4 ++++
1 file changed, 4 insertions(+)
--- a/kernel/trace/trace_syscalls.c
+++ b/kernel/trace/trace_syscalls.c
@@ -224,6 +224,8 @@ void ftrace_syscall_enter(struct pt_regs
int syscall_nr;

syscall_nr = syscall_get_nr(current, regs);
+ if (syscall_nr < 0)
+ return;
if (!test_bit(syscall_nr, enabled_enter_syscalls))
return;

@@ -254,6 +256,8 @@ void ftrace_syscall_exit(struct pt_regs
int syscall_nr;

syscall_nr = syscall_get_nr(current, regs);
+ if (syscall_nr < 0)
+ return;
if (!test_bit(syscall_nr, enabled_exit_syscalls))
return;


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