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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/7] kprobe: Handle error when Kprobe ftrace arming fails
Hi Petr,

(2015/02/27 1:13), Petr Mladek wrote:
> arm_kprobe_ftrace() could fail, especially after introducing ftrace IPMODIFY
> flag and LifePatching. This patch set adds the error handling and also some
> related fixes.

Hmm, I'd like to drop IPMODIFY from kprobes except for jprobes,
since it actually doesn't change regs->ip which was sent before.
It seems that this series partly covers that work.

> 1st patch includes the most important change. It helps to keep Kprobes
> in a sane state.
>
> 2nd and 3rd patch allows to propagate the error where needed.

OK, I think the 1st one could be merged. 2nd and 3rd one still have some
issues as far as I reviewed.

> The other patches fix problems with the global kprobes_all_disarmed flag.
> They were there even before but they become more visible and critical
> after the arming errors became propagated.

Could you separate the series? And also I doubt we need to show global
disable status, since we can check it via debugfs too (and looks redundant).

Thank you,

> The first patch looks rather safe and might be suitable even for 4.0.
>
> However, I would feel more comfortable if the other patches get some
> testing in linux-next. I did quite some testing and did my best. But
> I started with the three patches and was surprised by the effect of
> the propagated errors. They triggered that BUG_ON() in
> __unregister_kprobe_top() are required the other patches
> to get it working. I wonder if there is any other scenario that
> I have missed.
>
> Of course, I also wait for feedback how to make things better.
>
>
> Petr Mladek (7):
> kprobes: Disable Kprobe when ftrace arming fails
> kprobes: Propagate error from arm_kprobe_ftrace()
> kprobes: Propagate error from disarm_kprobe_ftrace()
> kprobes: Keep consistent state of kprobes_all_disarmed
> kprobes: Do not try to disarm already disarmed Kprobe
> kprobes: Check kprobes_all_disarmed in kprobe_disarmed()
> kprobes: Mark globally disabled Kprobes in debugfs interface
>
> Documentation/kprobes.txt | 5 +-
> kernel/kprobes.c | 279 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++------------
> 2 files changed, 213 insertions(+), 71 deletions(-)
>


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Masami HIRAMATSU
Software Platform Research Dept. Linux Technology Research Center
Hitachi, Ltd., Yokohama Research Laboratory
E-mail: masami.hiramatsu.pt@hitachi.com




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