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SubjectRe: [PATCH] powerpc/kprobes: Fix trap address when trap happened in real mode
On Mon, 17 Feb 2020 10:03:22 +0100
Christophe Leroy <christophe.leroy@c-s.fr> wrote:

>
>
> Le 16/02/2020 à 13:34, Masami Hiramatsu a écrit :
> > On Sat, 15 Feb 2020 11:28:49 +0100
> > Christophe Leroy <christophe.leroy@c-s.fr> wrote:
> >
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> Le 14/02/2020 à 14:54, Masami Hiramatsu a écrit :
> >>> Hi,
> >>>
> >>> On Fri, 14 Feb 2020 12:47:49 +0000 (UTC)
> >>> Christophe Leroy <christophe.leroy@c-s.fr> wrote:
> >>>
> >>>> When a program check exception happens while MMU translation is
> >>>> disabled, following Oops happens in kprobe_handler() in the following
> >>>> test:
> >>>>
> >>>> } else if (*addr != BREAKPOINT_INSTRUCTION) {
> >>>
> >>> Thanks for the report and patch. I'm not so sure about powerpc implementation
> >>> but at where the MMU translation is disabled, can the handler work correctly?
> >>> (And where did you put the probe on?)
> >>>
> >>> Your fix may fix this Oops, but if the handler needs special care, it is an
> >>> option to blacklist such place (if possible).
> >>
> >> I guess that's another story. Here we are not talking about a place
> >> where kprobe has been illegitimately activated, but a place where there
> >> is a valid trap, which generated a valid 'program check exception'. And
> >> kprobe was off at that time.
> >
> > Ah, I got it. It is not a kprobe breakpoint, but to check that correctly,
> > it has to know the address where the breakpoint happens. OK.
> >
> >>
> >> As any 'program check exception' due to a trap (ie a BUG_ON, a WARN_ON,
> >> a debugger breakpoint, a perf breakpoint, etc...) calls
> >> kprobe_handler(), kprobe_handler() must be prepared to handle the case
> >> where the MMU translation is disabled, even if probes are not supposed
> >> to be set for functions running with MMU translation disabled.
> >
> > Can't we check the MMU is disabled there (as same as checking the exception
> > happened in user space or not)?
> >
>
> What do you mean by 'there' ? At the entry of kprobe_handler() ?
>
> That's what my patch does, it checks whether MMU is disabled or not. If
> it is, it converts the address to a virtual address.
>
> Do you mean kprobe_handler() should bail out early as it does when the
> trap happens in user mode ?

Yes, that is what I meant.

> Of course we can do that, I don't know
> enough about kprobe to know if kprobe_handler() should manage events
> that happened in real-mode or just ignore them. But I tested adding an
> event on a function that runs in real-mode, and it (now) works.
>
> So, what should we do really ?

I'm not sure how the powerpc kernel runs in real mode.
But clearly, at least kprobe event can not handle that case because
it tries to access memory by probe_kernel_read(). Unless that function
correctly handles the address translation, I want to prohibit kprobes
on such address.

So what I would like to see is, something like below.

diff --git a/arch/powerpc/kernel/kprobes.c b/arch/powerpc/kernel/kprobes.c
index 2d27ec4feee4..4771be152416 100644
--- a/arch/powerpc/kernel/kprobes.c
+++ b/arch/powerpc/kernel/kprobes.c
@@ -261,7 +261,7 @@ int kprobe_handler(struct pt_regs *regs)
unsigned int *addr = (unsigned int *)regs->nip;
struct kprobe_ctlblk *kcb;

- if (user_mode(regs))
+ if (user_mode(regs) || !(regs->msr & MSR_IR))
return 0;

/*

Thank you,

--
Masami Hiramatsu <mhiramat@kernel.org>

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