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SubjectRe: [PATCH v5 7/14] x86 support for Uprobes
* Christoph Hellwig <hch@infradead.org> [2010-06-14 13:54:23]:

> On Mon, Jun 14, 2010 at 01:59:13PM +0530, Srikar Dronamraju wrote:
> > @@ -850,7 +850,19 @@ do_notify_resume(struct pt_regs *regs, void *unused, __u32 thread_info_flags)
> >
> > if (thread_info_flags & _TIF_UPROBE) {
> > clear_thread_flag(TIF_UPROBE);
> > +#ifdef CONFIG_X86_32
> > + /*
> > + * On x86_32, do_notify_resume() gets called with
> > + * interrupts disabled. Hence enable interrupts if they
> > + * are still disabled.
> > + */
> > + native_irq_enable();
> > +#endif
> > uprobe_notify_resume(regs);
> > +
> > +#ifdef CONFIG_X86_32
> > + native_irq_disable();
> > +#endif
>
> I'm no x86 port guru, but this looks rather worriesome to me. Why does
> do_notify_resume have different calling conventions on 32 vs 64-bit?
> And if there is a good reason that 32-bit has them disabled, why is
> enabling them in the middle of do_notify_resume okay?

Thanks for bringing this up. I have no idea about why do_notify_resume()
gets called with interrupts disabled in 32 bit. I would be happy to know
the reason and rework based on inputs. I did query a few people about
this but I havent got an answer on why we they are disabled on 32 bit and
if its Okay to enable at this place.

Ingo, Is there any person whom I could check with to get to know why the
interrupts are disabled on x86_32?

>
> > +void arch_uprobe_disable_sstep(struct pt_regs *regs)
> > +{
> > + /* Disable single-stepping by clearing what we set */
> > + clear_thread_flag(TIF_SINGLESTEP);
> > + clear_thread_flag(TIF_FORCED_TF);
> > + regs->flags &= ~X86_EFLAGS_TF;
> > +}
>
> This seems to have one layer of indentation too much.

Okay, I shall fix this in the next iteration.

--
Thanks and Regards
Srikar




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