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SubjectRe: Lock up when faking MMIO read[bwl] on some machines [WAS: Faking MMIO ops? Fooling a driver]
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W dniu 18 czerwca 2011 12:57 użytkownik Rafał Miłecki
<zajec5@gmail.com> napisał:
> W dniu 18 czerwca 2011 12:39 użytkownik Pekka Paalanen <pq@iki.fi> napisał:
>> On Sat, 18 Jun 2011 00:31:32 +0200
>> Rafał Miłecki <zajec5@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> I use attached patch to fake result of read[bwl] performed by
>>> closed source driver (ndiswrapper+bcmwl and wl).
>>>
>>> 1) It works great on my Sony VAIO with Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU
>>> P8400 2) It locks up Macbook Pro 8,1 with some 8-cores Intel
>>>
>>> Do you have any idea why it causes the lockup? Function causing
>>> problem is "set_ins_reg_val". I've created it as copy of
>>> get_ins_reg_val, it just sets values in struct pt_regs, instead of
>>> reading them).
>>
>> Sorry, I have no insight to that... does unmodified mmiotrace
>> work properly? Are you tracing the exact same kernel binary blob
>> on both machines? Maybe it's using some rare instruction
>> mmiotrace does not decode properly? Maybe with a rep prefix?
>> Do those CPUs have any differences in their registers or
>> struct pt_regs?
>>
>> I'm not even sure how "legal" it is to poke pt_regs there. :-/
>
> Not modified MMIO tracing works great on this machine, I've grabbed
> dumps 10-20 times without a lock up or anything.
>
> I'm using different drivers on both machines, because Macbook Pro 8,1
> has unique BCM4331 card that I can not buy and that is not available
> with PCI(e) slot. Is uses some vendor specific, PCIe compatible slot.
> Simple commenting out "set_ins_reg_val" work fine on this Macbook, PHY
> reads are tracked correctly.
>
> As for differences in struct pt_regs... yeah, I think that happens.
> I'm using x86 kernel, while on Macbook we use x86_64 as it's required
> to use 64bit driver in ndiswrapper.
>
> I can try to find out, which register we try to overwrite on Macbook.

This is what does happen on my machine (working):
[ 122.550991] mmiotrace: ZAJEC: read PHY 0x20
[ 122.550994] mmiotrace: ZAJEC: overwriting 0x20 with 0xFFFF
[ 122.550997] [ZAJEC] setting AX with 0xFFFF
(...)
[ 122.551071] mmiotrace: ZAJEC: read PHY 0x22
[ 122.551074] mmiotrace: ZAJEC: overwriting 0x22 with 0xFFFF
[ 122.551077] [ZAJEC] setting AX with 0xFFFF
(...)
[ 122.551198] mmiotrace: ZAJEC: read PHY 0x27
[ 122.551201] mmiotrace: ZAJEC: overwriting 0x27 with 0xFFFF
[ 122.551204] [ZAJEC] setting AX with 0xFFFF

This is what does happen on Macbook:
[ 166.886438] mmiotrace: ZAJEC: read PHY 0x810
[ 166.886649] mmiotrace: ZAJEC: overwriting 0x810 with 0xFFFF
[ 166.886860] [ZAJEC] setting AX with 0xFFFF
LOCK UP

So on both machines we modify AX register in the same place. My
function set_ins_reg_val is a copy of get_ins_reg_val which works
fine... So no idea what may we be doing wrong on this Macbook
x86_64...


P.S.
You can see I've changed 0x20, 0x22, 0x27 to 0x810 on Macbook. That's
because first 3 registers are not used by BCM4331. I've been testing
them with BCM43225.

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Rafał
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