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SubjectRe: Linux 4.16-rc4
On Mon, Mar 05, 2018 at 11:17:48AM +0100, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 05, 2018 at 09:09:31AM +0100, Sven Joachim wrote:
> > On 2018-03-04 15:15 -0800, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> >
> > > Hmm. A reasonably calm week - the biggest change is to the 'kvm-stat'
> > > tool, not any actual kernel files.
> > >
> > > But there's small changes all over, with architecture updates (x86,
> > > s390, arm, parisc) and drivers (media, md, gpu, sound) being the bulk
> > > of it. But there's some filesystem fixes (mostly btrfs),
> > > documentation updates etc too.
> > >
> > > Go test,
> >
> > Huh, this version does not build for me:
> >
> > ,----
> > | CALL scripts/checksyscalls.sh
> > | DESCEND objtool
> > | CC /usr/local/src/linux/tools/objtool/check.o
> > | In file included from check.c:26:0:
> > | check.c: In function 'read_retpoline_hints':
> > | warn.h:57:3: error: format '%ld' expects argument of type 'long int', but argument 5 has type 'unsigned int' [-Werror=format=]
> > | "%s: warning: objtool: " format "\n", \
> > | ^
> > | check.c:1135:3: note: in expansion of macro 'WARN'
> > | WARN("retpoline_safe size mismatch: %d %ld", sec->len, sizeof(unsigned long));
> > | ^~~~
> > | check.c:1135:44: note: format string is defined here
> > | WARN("retpoline_safe size mismatch: %d %ld", sec->len, sizeof(unsigned long));
> > | ~~^
> > | %d
> > | cc1: all warnings being treated as errors
> > | mv: cannot stat '/usr/local/src/linux/tools/objtool/.check.o.tmp': No such file or directory
> > | /usr/local/src/linux/tools/build/Makefile.build:96: recipe for target '/usr/local/src/linux/tools/objtool/check.o' failed
> > | make[3]: *** [/usr/local/src/linux/tools/objtool/check.o] Error 1
> > `----
> >
> > This might be because I still use a 32-bit userland with a 64-bit
> > kernel.
>
> Urgh, so sizeof() returns size_t which is confusing. But what is the
> actual value of sizeof(unsigned long) for you? I suspect cross building
> objtool doesn't work right at all. We build the kernel using LP64, and
> its retpoline_safe section is 8 bytes. But if we build objtool as ILP32
> then it would interpret things as 4 bytes.
>
> Josh, is that supposed to work? I could of course move the retpoline
> annotation over to 4 byte relative addressing which would fix this one
> issue. Is that really the only case?

I suspect it may be the only case. In most cases objtool relies on
libelf for handling the object bit width.

It looks like read_retpoline_hints() is "special" compared to the other
annotation reading functions. The easiest fix would be to convert it to
be like the others.

Sven, can you test this patch?

---

diff --git a/tools/objtool/check.c b/tools/objtool/check.c
index 472e64e95891..e00ff29cb7ea 100644
--- a/tools/objtool/check.c
+++ b/tools/objtool/check.c
@@ -1112,42 +1112,29 @@ static int read_unwind_hints(struct objtool_file *file)

static int read_retpoline_hints(struct objtool_file *file)
{
- struct section *sec, *relasec;
+ struct section *sec;
struct instruction *insn;
struct rela *rela;
- int i;

- sec = find_section_by_name(file->elf, ".discard.retpoline_safe");
+ sec = find_section_by_name(file->elf, ".rela.discard.retpoline_safe");
if (!sec)
return 0;

- relasec = sec->rela;
- if (!relasec) {
- WARN("missing .rela.discard.retpoline_safe section");
- return -1;
- }
-
- if (sec->len % sizeof(unsigned long)) {
- WARN("retpoline_safe size mismatch: %d %ld", sec->len, sizeof(unsigned long));
- return -1;
- }
-
- for (i = 0; i < sec->len / sizeof(unsigned long); i++) {
- rela = find_rela_by_dest(sec, i * sizeof(unsigned long));
- if (!rela) {
- WARN("can't find rela for retpoline_safe[%d]", i);
+ list_for_each_entry(rela, &sec->rela_list, list) {
+ if (rela->sym->type != STT_SECTION) {
+ WARN("unexpected relocation symbol type in %s", sec->name);
return -1;
}

insn = find_insn(file, rela->sym->sec, rela->addend);
if (!insn) {
- WARN("can't find insn for retpoline_safe[%d]", i);
+ WARN("bad .discard.retpoline_safe entry");
return -1;
}

if (insn->type != INSN_JUMP_DYNAMIC &&
insn->type != INSN_CALL_DYNAMIC) {
- WARN_FUNC("retpoline_safe hint not a indirect jump/call",
+ WARN_FUNC("retpoline_safe hint not an indirect jump/call",
insn->sec, insn->offset);
return -1;
}
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