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SubjectRe: [tip:x86/irq] x86: Always use irq stacks
On Wed, 2010-07-14 at 17:47 +0200, Christoph Hellwig wrote:

> > So you're saying, that the problem appears when
> > CONFIG_FUNCTION_GRAPH_TRACER is enabled w/o being used and that it
> > exists prior to your patches with irq stacks and 8k stack size, but
> > works with 4k stacks. That's definitely more than odd.
> No, the problem does not show up with 8k stack size without irqstacks,
> and does not show up with 4k stacks with irq stacks, but does show up
> with 8k stacks with irqstacks as long as CONFIG_FUNCTION_GRAPH_TRACER is
> enabled. Just disabling it in Ingo's example config makes it work,
> and enabling it in my usual test configs makes the boot fail with
> similar messages to the one Ingo sees.

Examining the difference between 32bit and 64bit (where it only triggers
for 32bit) I found this:

In arch/x86/kernel/dumpstack_64.c:

tinfo = task_thread_info(task);
bp = ops->walk_stack(tinfo, stack, bp, ops,
data, estack_end, &graph);

Note: tinfo here that is passed to walk_stack() is the actual thread
info structure for the task.

In arch/x86/kernel/dumpstack_32.c:

context = (struct thread_info *)
((unsigned long)stack & (~(THREAD_SIZE - 1)));
bp = ops->walk_stack(context, stack, bp, ops, data, NULL, &graph);

Note: here, context (which ends up being tinfo) is just a bitmasking of
the current stack. If the stack is the irqstack, then what is passed to
walk_stack() is not the actual thread info structure.

Note, if THREAD_SIZE is 8k and irqstacks are 4K then context is totally
wrong here.

Now for the reason that function graph noticed this:

static const struct stacktrace_ops print_trace_ops = {
.warning = print_trace_warning,
.warning_symbol = print_trace_warning_symbol,
.stack = print_trace_stack,
.address = print_trace_address,
.walk_stack = print_context_stack,

Where walk_stack is print_context_stack:

tinfo is pretty much ignored in print_context_stack, but when function
graph is enabled we have:

print_ftrace_graph_addr(addr, data, ops, tinfo, graph);

Which actually plays with the tinfo structure. If tinfo is corrupted
here, then we get the bug.

-- Steve

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