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SubjectRe: [PATCH 02/16] x86/dumpstack: Add get_stack_info() support for the SYSENTER stack
On Mon, Nov 20, 2017 at 12:42 PM, Josh Poimboeuf <jpoimboe@redhat.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 20, 2017 at 09:07:33AM -0800, Andy Lutomirski wrote:
>> +bool in_SYSENTER_stack(unsigned long *stack, struct stack_info *info)
>
> Can you make it lowercase for consistency with the other in_*_stack()
> functions? For example, in_irq_stack() is all lowercase even though
> "IRQ" is normally written in uppercase.
>
> But also, I'm wondering whether this get_stack_info() support is even
> really needed.
>
> As currently written, the trampoline code doesn't have any ORC data
> associated with it. So the unwinder would never have the need to
> actually read the SYSENTER stack.
>
> You _could_ add an UNWIND_HINT_IRET_REGS annotation after the simulated
> iret frame is written, which would allow the unwinder to dump those regs
> when unwinding from an NMI.

There's some ORC data in the non-trampoline SYSENTER path but, more
importantly, the OOPS unwinder will just bail without this patch.
With the patch, we get a valid unwind, except that everything has a ?
in front.

>
> But there's only a tiny window where that would be possible: only a few
> instructions. I'm not sure that would be worth the effort, unless we
> got to the point where we expect to have 100% unwinder coverage. But
> that's currently unrealistic anyway because of generated code and
> runtime patching.

I tripped it myself several times when debugging this code.

>
> --
> Josh

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