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SubjectRe: [PATCH 12/15] x86/static_call: Add out-of-line static call implementation
On Fri, Jun 07, 2019 at 06:13:58AM +0000, Nadav Amit wrote:
> > On Jun 5, 2019, at 6:08 AM, Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org> wrote:

> > +void arch_static_call_transform(void *site, void *tramp, void *func)
> > +{
> > + unsigned char opcodes[CALL_INSN_SIZE];
> > + unsigned char insn_opcode;
> > + unsigned long insn;
> > + s32 dest_relative;
> > +
> > + mutex_lock(&text_mutex);
> > +
> > + insn = (unsigned long)tramp;
> > +
> > + insn_opcode = *(unsigned char *)insn;
> > + if (insn_opcode != 0xE9) {
> > + WARN_ONCE(1, "unexpected static call insn opcode 0x%x at %pS",
> > + insn_opcode, (void *)insn);
> > + goto unlock;
>
> This might happen if a kprobe is installed on the call, no?
>
> I don’t know if you want to be more gentle handling of this case (or perhaps
> modify can_probe() to prevent such a case).
>

yuck.. yes, that's something that needs consideration.

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