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SubjectRe: linux-next: Tree for Apr 14 (crash due to modpost patch)
On Tue, Apr 14, 2015 at 09:11:14AM -0700, Guenter Roeck wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 14, 2015 at 06:42:44PM +1000, Stephen Rothwell wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > Please do not add any v4.2 material to your linux-next included trees
> > until after v4.1-rc1 is released.
> >
> > Changes since 20150413:
> >
> > Dropped tree: idle (complex conflict)
> >
> > The arm-soc tree still had its build failure for which I reverted
> > a commit.
> >
> > The vfs tree gained conflicts against the ext4 and xfs trees.
> >
> > The pm tree lost its build failure.
> >
> > The idle tree gained a complex conflict against the pm tree so I dropped
> > it for today.
> >
> > The irqchip tree lost its build failure.
> >
> > The ftrace tree gained a conflict against the net-next tree.
> >
> > The rcu tree stilll had its build failure for which I reverted a commit.
> >
> > The xen-tip tree gained a build failure so I used the version from
> > next-20150410.
> >
> > Non-merge commits (relative to Linus' tree): 9605
> > 8774 files changed, 407882 insertions(+), 199408 deletions(-)
> >
> This version results in a modpost crash when building a score target.
>
> /bin/sh: line 1: 18057 Floating point exception(core dumped) scripts/mod/modpost -o ./Module.symvers -S vmlinux.o
> scripts/Makefile.modpost:97: recipe for target 'vmlinux.o' failed
> make[1]: *** [vmlinux.o] Error 136
> Makefile:949: recipe for target 'vmlinux' failed
> make: *** [vmlinux] Error 2
>
> Culprit is commit 52dc0595d540 ("modpost: handle relocations mismatch in
> __ex_table.). That patch has a number of problems.
>
> + if (!extable_entry_size && cur == start + 1 &&
> + strcmp("__ex_table", sec) == 0)
> + extable_entry_size = r->r_offset * 2;
>
> Debugging shows that "cur - start" can be anywhere in multiples of 8
> (arm, score) to 24 (alpha). I have never seen it to be 1. As a result,
> extable_entry_size will never be set, or at least not for the
> architectures I looked at.

Derp sorry about this :(

I moved that "cur == start + 1" test from section_rel[a]() to here but
completely missed to properly cast before doing the pointer arithmetics.

>
> +static inline bool is_extable_fault_address(Elf_Rela *r)
> +{
> + if (!extable_entry_size == 0)
> + fatal("extable_entry size hasn't been discovered!\n");
>
> "!extable_entry_size == 0" is true if extable_entry_size is not 0.
> Presumably that was supposed to be "if (extable_entry_size == 0)"
> or "if (!extable_entry_size)".
>
> + return ((r->r_offset == 0) ||
> + (r->r_offset % extable_entry_size == 0));
>
> So this code will execute if extable_entry_size==0, predictably causing
> the observed crash.
>
> I still don't know why this is triggered when building a score image.
> It appears that some __ex_table entry causes the problem. Which may or
> may not be a problem. Personally I think it is a bit rude to abort
> compilation because of it.
>

It is rude and I'm really sorry about this, I had only tested this on
x86_64 and sparc.

Should I send a tentative fix or will you do it since you've done all the
hard work? In any case thanks for the detailed analysis.

Quentin


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