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SubjectRe: [PATCH] x86/fpu: Fix FPU register read access to the current task
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Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org> wrote:
> Good catch, this shows a bug in the new FPU code.
>
> Could you check whether the fix below solves the problem?

Yes, it certainly does. Thanks.

Tested-By: Bobby Powers <bobbypowers@gmail.com>

yours,
Bobby

> ====================>
> From 47f01e8cc23f3d041f6b9fb97627369eaf75ba7f Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
> From: Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>
> Date: Wed, 27 May 2015 12:22:29 +0200
> Subject: [PATCH] x86/fpu: Fix FPU register read access to the current task
>
> Bobby Powers reported the following FPU warning during ELF coredumping:
>
> WARNING: CPU: 0 PID: 27452 at arch/x86/kernel/fpu/core.c:324 fpu__activate_stopped+0x8a/0xa0()
>
> This warning unearthed an invalid assumption about fpu__activate_stopped()
> that I added in:
>
> 67e97fc2ec57 ("x86/fpu: Rename init_fpu() to fpu__unlazy_stopped() and add debugging check")
>
> the old init_fpu() function had an (intentional but obscure) side effect:
> when FPU registers are accessed for the current task, for reading, then
> it synchronized live in-register FPU state with the fpstate by saving it.
>
> So fix this bug by saving the FPU if we are the current task. We'll
> still warn in fpu__save() if this is called for not yet stopped
> child tasks, so the debugging check is still preserved.
>
> Also rename the function to fpu__activate_fpstate(), because it's not
> exclusively used for stopped tasks, but for the current task as well.
>
> ( Note that this bug calls for a cleaner separation of access-for-read
> and access-for-modification FPU methods, but we'll do that in separate
> patches. )
>
> Reported-by: Bobby Powers <bobbypowers@gmail.com>
> Cc: Andy Lutomirski <luto@amacapital.net>
> Cc: Borislav Petkov <bp@alien8.de>
> Cc: Dave Hansen <dave.hansen@linux.intel.com>
> Cc: Fenghua Yu <fenghua.yu@intel.com>
> Cc: H. Peter Anvin <hpa@zytor.com>
> Cc: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
> Cc: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@redhat.com>
> Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
> Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
> Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>
> ---
> arch/x86/include/asm/fpu/internal.h | 2 +-
> arch/x86/kernel/fpu/core.c | 43 +++++++++++++++++++++----------------
> arch/x86/kernel/fpu/regset.c | 12 +++++------
> 3 files changed, 32 insertions(+), 25 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/arch/x86/include/asm/fpu/internal.h b/arch/x86/include/asm/fpu/internal.h
> index 99690bed920a..62d13d515f95 100644
> --- a/arch/x86/include/asm/fpu/internal.h
> +++ b/arch/x86/include/asm/fpu/internal.h
> @@ -22,7 +22,7 @@
> * High level FPU state handling functions:
> */
> extern void fpu__activate_curr(struct fpu *fpu);
> -extern void fpu__activate_stopped(struct fpu *fpu);
> +extern void fpu__activate_fpstate(struct fpu *fpu);
> extern void fpu__save(struct fpu *fpu);
> extern void fpu__restore(struct fpu *fpu);
> extern int fpu__restore_sig(void __user *buf, int ia32_frame);
> diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/fpu/core.c b/arch/x86/kernel/fpu/core.c
> index 01a15503c3be..b41049247cfa 100644
> --- a/arch/x86/kernel/fpu/core.c
> +++ b/arch/x86/kernel/fpu/core.c
> @@ -296,40 +296,47 @@ void fpu__activate_curr(struct fpu *fpu)
> EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(fpu__activate_curr);
>
> /*
> - * This function must be called before we modify a stopped child's
> - * fpstate.
> + * This function must be called before we read or write a task's fpstate.
> *
> - * If the child has not used the FPU before then initialize its
> + * If the task has not used the FPU before then initialize its
> * fpstate.
> *
> - * If the child has used the FPU before then unlazy it.
> + * If the task has used the FPU before then save and unlazy it.
> *
> - * [ After this function call, after registers in the fpstate are
> + * [ If this function is used for non-current child tasks, then
> + * after this function call, after registers in the fpstate are
> * modified and the child task has woken up, the child task will
> * restore the modified FPU state from the modified context. If we
> * didn't clear its lazy status here then the lazy in-registers
> * state pending on its former CPU could be restored, corrupting
> - * the modifications. ]
> + * the modifications.
> *
> - * This function is also called before we read a stopped child's
> - * FPU state - to make sure it's initialized if the child has
> - * no active FPU state.
> + * This function can be used for the current task as well, but
> + * only for reading the fpstate. Modifications to the fpstate
> + * will be lost on eagerfpu systems. ]
> *
> * TODO: A future optimization would be to skip the unlazying in
> * the read-only case, it's not strictly necessary for
> * read-only access to the context.
> */
> -void fpu__activate_stopped(struct fpu *child_fpu)
> +void fpu__activate_fpstate(struct fpu *fpu)
> {
> - WARN_ON_FPU(child_fpu == &current->thread.fpu);
> -
> - if (child_fpu->fpstate_active) {
> - child_fpu->last_cpu = -1;
> + /*
> + * If fpregs are active (in the current CPU), then
> + * copy them to the fpstate:
> + */
> + if (fpu->fpregs_active) {
> + fpu__save(fpu);
> } else {
> - fpstate_init(&child_fpu->state);
> -
> - /* Safe to do for stopped child tasks: */
> - child_fpu->fpstate_active = 1;
> + if (fpu->fpstate_active) {
> + /* Invalidate any lazy state: */
> + fpu->last_cpu = -1;
> + } else {
> + fpstate_init(&fpu->state);
> +
> + /* Safe to do for current and for stopped child tasks: */
> + fpu->fpstate_active = 1;
> + }
> }
> }
>
> diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/fpu/regset.c b/arch/x86/kernel/fpu/regset.c
> index 297b3da8e4c4..a1f97d9d6a45 100644
> --- a/arch/x86/kernel/fpu/regset.c
> +++ b/arch/x86/kernel/fpu/regset.c
> @@ -33,7 +33,7 @@ int xfpregs_get(struct task_struct *target, const struct user_regset *regset,
> if (!cpu_has_fxsr)
> return -ENODEV;
>
> - fpu__activate_stopped(fpu);
> + fpu__activate_fpstate(fpu);
> fpstate_sanitize_xstate(fpu);
>
> return user_regset_copyout(&pos, &count, &kbuf, &ubuf,
> @@ -50,7 +50,7 @@ int xfpregs_set(struct task_struct *target, const struct user_regset *regset,
> if (!cpu_has_fxsr)
> return -ENODEV;
>
> - fpu__activate_stopped(fpu);
> + fpu__activate_fpstate(fpu);
> fpstate_sanitize_xstate(fpu);
>
> ret = user_regset_copyin(&pos, &count, &kbuf, &ubuf,
> @@ -82,7 +82,7 @@ int xstateregs_get(struct task_struct *target, const struct user_regset *regset,
> if (!cpu_has_xsave)
> return -ENODEV;
>
> - fpu__activate_stopped(fpu);
> + fpu__activate_fpstate(fpu);
>
> xsave = &fpu->state.xsave;
>
> @@ -111,7 +111,7 @@ int xstateregs_set(struct task_struct *target, const struct user_regset *regset,
> if (!cpu_has_xsave)
> return -ENODEV;
>
> - fpu__activate_stopped(fpu);
> + fpu__activate_fpstate(fpu);
>
> xsave = &fpu->state.xsave;
>
> @@ -273,7 +273,7 @@ int fpregs_get(struct task_struct *target, const struct user_regset *regset,
> struct fpu *fpu = &target->thread.fpu;
> struct user_i387_ia32_struct env;
>
> - fpu__activate_stopped(fpu);
> + fpu__activate_fpstate(fpu);
>
> if (!static_cpu_has(X86_FEATURE_FPU))
> return fpregs_soft_get(target, regset, pos, count, kbuf, ubuf);
> @@ -303,7 +303,7 @@ int fpregs_set(struct task_struct *target, const struct user_regset *regset,
> struct user_i387_ia32_struct env;
> int ret;
>
> - fpu__activate_stopped(fpu);
> + fpu__activate_fpstate(fpu);
> fpstate_sanitize_xstate(fpu);
>
> if (!static_cpu_has(X86_FEATURE_FPU))


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