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SubjectRe: [PATCH 18/18] tracing/kprobes: Dump the culprit kprobe in case of kprobe recursion
On Thu, Aug 27, 2009 at 11:30:24AM -0400, Masami Hiramatsu wrote:
> Hi Frederic,
>
> Frederic Weisbecker wrote:
> > Kprobes can enter into a probing recursion, ie: a kprobe that does an
> > endless loop because one of its core mechanism function used during
> > probing is also probed itself.
> >
> > This patch helps pinpointing the kprobe that raised such recursion
> > by dumping it and raising a BUG instead of a warning (we also disarm
> > the kprobe to try avoiding recursion in BUG itself). Having a BUG
> > instead of a warning stops the stacktrace in the right place and
> > doesn't pollute the logs with hundreds of traces that eventually end
> > up in a stack overflow.
>
> Thanks, but I also found similar bug cases.
>
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Frederic Weisbecker<fweisbec@gmail.com>
> > Cc: Masami Hiramatsu<mhiramat@redhat.com>
> > Cc: Ananth N Mavinakayanahalli<ananth@in.ibm.com>
> > ---
> > arch/x86/kernel/kprobes.c | 8 ++++++--
> > include/linux/kprobes.h | 2 ++
> > kernel/kprobes.c | 7 +++++++
> > 3 files changed, 15 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
> >
> > diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/kprobes.c b/arch/x86/kernel/kprobes.c
> > index 16ae961..ecee3d2 100644
> > --- a/arch/x86/kernel/kprobes.c
> > +++ b/arch/x86/kernel/kprobes.c
> > @@ -490,9 +490,13 @@ static int __kprobes reenter_kprobe(struct kprobe *p, struct pt_regs *regs,
>
> Before this, kprobes checks p != kprobe_running(), but it's a
> meaningless branch. Hitting a kprobe while KPROBES_HIT_SS always
> treated as unrecoverable.



Yeah, but that's the place where a probe ends up when bad reentrancy happens
right?



> > /* A probe has been hit in the codepath leading up
> > * to, or just after, single-stepping of a probed
> > * instruction. This entire codepath should strictly
> > - * reside in .kprobes.text section. Raise a warning
> > - * to highlight this peculiar case.
> > + * reside in .kprobes.text section.
> > + * Raise a BUG or we'll continue in an endless
> > + * reentering loop and eventually a stack overflow.
> > */
> > + arch_disarm_kprobe(p);
> > + dump_kprobe(p);
> > + BUG();
> > }
> > default:
> > /* impossible cases */
> > diff --git a/include/linux/kprobes.h b/include/linux/kprobes.h
> > index bcd9c07..87eb79c 100644
> > --- a/include/linux/kprobes.h
> > +++ b/include/linux/kprobes.h
> > @@ -296,6 +296,8 @@ void recycle_rp_inst(struct kretprobe_instance *ri, struct hlist_head *head);
> > int disable_kprobe(struct kprobe *kp);
> > int enable_kprobe(struct kprobe *kp);
> >
> > +void dump_kprobe(struct kprobe *kp);
> > +
> > #else /* !CONFIG_KPROBES: */
> >
> > static inline int kprobes_built_in(void)
> > diff --git a/kernel/kprobes.c b/kernel/kprobes.c
> > index ef177d6..f72e96c 100644
> > --- a/kernel/kprobes.c
> > +++ b/kernel/kprobes.c
> > @@ -1141,6 +1141,13 @@ static void __kprobes kill_kprobe(struct kprobe *p)
> > arch_remove_kprobe(p);
> > }
> >
> > +void __kprobes dump_kprobe(struct kprobe *kp)
> > +{
> > + printk(KERN_WARNING "Dumping kprobe:\n");
> > + printk(KERN_WARNING "Name: %s\nAddress: %p\nOffset: %x\n",
> > + kp->symbol_name, kp->addr, kp->offset);
> > +}
>
> Since kp->symbol_name + kp->offset = kp->addr, I recommend to show it
> as "Kprobe at %s+%x:<%p>\n", kp->symbol_name, kp->offset, kp->addr.


Ok I'll fix this, thanks.


> > +
> > /* Module notifier call back, checking kprobes on the module */
> > static int __kprobes kprobes_module_callback(struct notifier_block *nb,
> > unsigned long val, void *data)
>
> Thank you,
>
> --
> Masami Hiramatsu
>
> Software Engineer
> Hitachi Computer Products (America), Inc.
> Software Solutions Division
>
> e-mail: mhiramat@redhat.com
>



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