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SubjectRe: [Xen-devel] [PATCH v2] xen/pv: Fix a boot up hang revealed by int3 self test
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On 2019/7/12 22:06, Andrew Cooper wrote:
> On 11/07/2019 03:15, Zhenzhong Duan wrote:
>> Commit 7457c0da024b ("x86/alternatives: Add int3_emulate_call()
>> selftest") is used to ensure there is a gap setup in exception stack
>> which could be used for inserting call return address.
>>
>> This gap is missed in XEN PV int3 exception entry path, then below panic
>> triggered:
>>
>> [ 0.772876] general protection fault: 0000 [#1] SMP NOPTI
>> [ 0.772886] CPU: 0 PID: 0 Comm: swapper/0 Not tainted 5.2.0+ #11
>> [ 0.772893] RIP: e030:int3_magic+0x0/0x7
>> [ 0.772905] RSP: 3507:ffffffff82203e98 EFLAGS: 00000246
>> [ 0.773334] Call Trace:
>> [ 0.773334] alternative_instructions+0x3d/0x12e
>> [ 0.773334] check_bugs+0x7c9/0x887
>> [ 0.773334] ? __get_locked_pte+0x178/0x1f0
>> [ 0.773334] start_kernel+0x4ff/0x535
>> [ 0.773334] ? set_init_arg+0x55/0x55
>> [ 0.773334] xen_start_kernel+0x571/0x57a
>>
>> As xenint3 and int3 entry code are same except xenint3 doesn't generate
>> a gap, we can fix it by using int3 and drop useless xenint3.
> For 64bit PV guests, Xen's ABI enters the kernel with using SYSRET, with
> %rcx/%r11 on the stack.
>
> To convert back to "normal" looking exceptions, the xen thunks do `pop
> %rcx; pop %r11; jmp do_*`...
I will add this to commit message.
>
>> diff --git a/arch/x86/entry/entry_64.S b/arch/x86/entry/entry_64.S
>> index 0ea4831..35a66fc 100644
>> --- a/arch/x86/entry/entry_64.S
>> +++ b/arch/x86/entry/entry_64.S
>> @@ -1176,7 +1176,6 @@ idtentry stack_segment do_stack_segment has_error_code=1
>> #ifdef CONFIG_XEN_PV
>> idtentry xennmi do_nmi has_error_code=0
>> idtentry xendebug do_debug has_error_code=0
>> -idtentry xenint3 do_int3 has_error_code=0
>> #endif
> What is confusing is why there are 3 extra magic versions here.  At a
> guess, I'd say something to do with IST settings (given the vectors),
> but I don't see why #DB/#BP would need to be different in the first
> place.  (NMI sure, but that is more to do with the crazy hoops needing
> to be jumped through to keep native functioning safely.)

xenint3 will be removed in this patch safely as it don't use IST now.

But debug and nmi need paranoid_entry which will read MSR_GS_BASE to
determine

if swapgs is needed. I guess PV guesting running in ring3 will #GP with
swapgs?


Zhenzhong

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