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SubjectRe: POWER: Unexpected fault when writing to brk-allocated memory
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On 11/07/2017 12:44 PM, Kirill A. Shutemov wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 07, 2017 at 12:26:12PM +0100, Florian Weimer wrote:
>> On 11/07/2017 12:15 PM, Kirill A. Shutemov wrote:
>>
>>>> First of all, using addr and MAP_FIXED to develop our heuristic can
>>>> never really give unchanged ABI. It's an in-band signal. brk() is a
>>>> good example that steadily keeps incrementing address, so depending
>>>> on malloc usage and address space randomization, you will get a brk()
>>>> that ends exactly at 128T, then the next one will be >
>>>> DEFAULT_MAP_WINDOW, and it will switch you to 56 bit address space.
>>>
>>> No, it won't. You will hit stack first.
>>
>> That's not actually true on POWER in some cases. See the process maps I
>> posted here:
>>
>> <https://marc.info/?l=linuxppc-embedded&m=150988538106263&w=2>
>
> Hm? I see that in all three cases the [stack] is the last mapping.
> Do I miss something?

Hah, I had not noticed. Occasionally, the order of heap and stack is
reversed. This happens in approximately 15% of the runs.

See the attached example.

Thanks,
Florian
7fffacc50000-7fffacc90000 rw-p 00000000 00:00 0
7fffacc90000-7fffaccf0000 r--p 00000000 fd:00 25167925 /usr/lib/locale/en_US.utf8/LC_CTYPE
7fffaccf0000-7fffacd00000 r--p 00000000 fd:00 25167928 /usr/lib/locale/en_US.utf8/LC_NUMERIC
7fffacd00000-7fffacd10000 r--p 00000000 fd:00 16798929 /usr/lib/locale/en_US.utf8/LC_TIME
7fffacd10000-7ffface40000 r--p 00000000 fd:00 25167924 /usr/lib/locale/en_US.utf8/LC_COLLATE
7ffface40000-7ffface50000 r--p 00000000 fd:00 16798927 /usr/lib/locale/en_US.utf8/LC_MONETARY
7ffface50000-7ffface60000 r--p 00000000 fd:00 2511 /usr/lib/locale/en_US.utf8/LC_MESSAGES/SYS_LC_MESSAGES
7ffface60000-7ffface70000 r--p 00000000 fd:00 16798942 /usr/lib/locale/en_US.utf8/LC_PAPER
7ffface70000-7ffface80000 r--p 00000000 fd:00 25167927 /usr/lib/locale/en_US.utf8/LC_NAME
7ffface80000-7ffface90000 r--p 00000000 fd:00 16798924 /usr/lib/locale/en_US.utf8/LC_ADDRESS
7ffface90000-7fffacea0000 r--p 00000000 fd:00 16798928 /usr/lib/locale/en_US.utf8/LC_TELEPHONE
7fffacea0000-7fffaceb0000 r--p 00000000 fd:00 16798926 /usr/lib/locale/en_US.utf8/LC_MEASUREMENT
7fffaceb0000-7fffacec0000 r--s 00000000 fd:00 8390657 /usr/lib64/gconv/gconv-modules.cache
7fffacec0000-7fffad0d0000 r-xp 00000000 fd:00 8390335 /usr/lib64/libc-2.25.so
7fffad0d0000-7fffad0e0000 ---p 00210000 fd:00 8390335 /usr/lib64/libc-2.25.so
7fffad0e0000-7fffad0f0000 r--p 00210000 fd:00 8390335 /usr/lib64/libc-2.25.so
7fffad0f0000-7fffad100000 rw-p 00220000 fd:00 8390335 /usr/lib64/libc-2.25.so
7fffad100000-7fffad110000 r--p 00000000 fd:00 16798925 /usr/lib/locale/en_US.utf8/LC_IDENTIFICATION
7fffad110000-7fffad120000 r-xp 00000000 fd:00 63543 /usr/bin/cat
7fffad120000-7fffad130000 r--p 00000000 fd:00 63543 /usr/bin/cat
7fffad130000-7fffad140000 rw-p 00010000 fd:00 63543 /usr/bin/cat
7fffad140000-7fffad160000 r-xp 00000000 00:00 0 [vdso]
7fffad160000-7fffad1a0000 r-xp 00000000 fd:00 8390328 /usr/lib64/ld-2.25.so
7fffad1a0000-7fffad1b0000 r--p 00030000 fd:00 8390328 /usr/lib64/ld-2.25.so
7fffad1b0000-7fffad1c0000 rw-p 00040000 fd:00 8390328 /usr/lib64/ld-2.25.so
7fffc2cf0000-7fffc2d20000 rw-p 00000000 00:00 0 [stack]
7fffc8c10000-7fffc8c40000 rw-p 00000000 00:00 0 [heap]
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