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SubjectRe: [BUG] broken ebba638ae723d8a8fc2f7abce5ec18b688b791d7
Hi Matthieu,

On Tue, Feb 01, 2011 at 12:11:16AM +0100, matthieu castet wrote:
> Kees Cook a écrit :
> >On Thu, Jan 27, 2011 at 06:24:14PM -0800, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> >>On 01/27/2011 03:00 PM, Kees Cook wrote:
> >>>Yikes, good catch.
> >>>
> >>>arch/x86/kernel/trampoline_64.S uses:
> >>> movw $(trampoline_stack_end - r_base), %sp
> >>>
> >>>arch/x86/boot/compressed/head_64.S uses:
> >>> movl $boot_stack_end, %eax
> >>> addl %ebp, %eax
> >>> movl %eax, %esp
> >>>
> >>>what would be safe for arch/x86/kernel/head_32.S ? It uses "stack_start",
> >>>but later after paging set-up. Is the following sane to solve this?
> >>>
> >>To run it before paging is set up, you can't use stack, start; you
> >>have to use a pointer based on physical address. You have two
> >>problems with using stack_start: you're using a linear address to
> >>access stack_start, and stack_start itself contains a linear
> >>address.
> >>
> >>It's not entirely clear to me why we don't initialize %ss to
> >>__BOOT_DS with the other segment registers, but it would make most
> >>sense to me:
> >>
> >>diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/head_32.S b/arch/x86/kernel/head_32.S
> >>index fc293dc..c10f9ba 100644
> >>--- a/arch/x86/kernel/head_32.S
> >>+++ b/arch/x86/kernel/head_32.S
> >>@@ -99,7 +99,12 @@ ENTRY(startup_32)
> >> movl %eax,%es
> >> movl %eax,%fs
> >> movl %eax,%gs
> >>+ movl %eax,%ss
> >> 2:
> >>+/*
> >>+ * Set up an initial stack
> >>+ */
> >>+ movl $pa(init_thread_union+THREAD_SIZE), %esp
> >>
> >> /*
> >> * Clear BSS first so that there are no surprises...
> >
> >This doesn't appear to work for me. While I can boot fine, doing CPU
> >hotplugging hangs the system. :(
> >
> This is weird because the patch only touch first cpu (startup_32
> entry) and cpu hotplug go to startup_32_smp.
>
> Here a untested patch that move the stack setup in the common path.
>
> diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/head_32.S b/arch/x86/kernel/head_32.S
> index fc293dc..5df3432 100644
> --- a/arch/x86/kernel/head_32.S
> +++ b/arch/x86/kernel/head_32.S
> @@ -284,6 +284,12 @@ ENTRY(startup_32_smp)
> movl %eax,%gs
> #endif /* CONFIG_SMP */
> default_entry:
> + /*
> + * Set up an initial stack
> + */
> + movl $(__BOOT_DS),%eax
> + movl %eax,%ss
> + movl $pa(init_thread_union+THREAD_SIZE), %esp
>
> /*
> * New page tables may be in 4Mbyte page mode and may

This worked, thanks! If this tests cleanly for you in qemu, we should get
this committed.

-Kees

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Kees Cook
Ubuntu Security Team
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