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SubjectRe: [PATCH bpf-next 1/1] arm64: bpf: Add BPF exception tables
On 7/30/20 4:22 PM, Jean-Philippe Brucker wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 30, 2020 at 08:28:56AM -0400, Qian Cai wrote:
>> On Tue, Jul 28, 2020 at 05:21:26PM +0200, Jean-Philippe Brucker wrote:
>>> When a tracing BPF program attempts to read memory without using the
>>> bpf_probe_read() helper, the verifier marks the load instruction with
>>> the BPF_PROBE_MEM flag. Since the arm64 JIT does not currently recognize
>>> this flag it falls back to the interpreter.
>>> Add support for BPF_PROBE_MEM, by appending an exception table to the
>>> BPF program. If the load instruction causes a data abort, the fixup
>>> infrastructure finds the exception table and fixes up the fault, by
>>> clearing the destination register and jumping over the faulting
>>> instruction.
>>> To keep the compact exception table entry format, inspect the pc in
>>> fixup_exception(). A more generic solution would add a "handler" field
>>> to the table entry, like on x86 and s390.
>>> Signed-off-by: Jean-Philippe Brucker <>
>> This will fail to compile on arm64,
>> arch/arm64/mm/extable.o: In function `fixup_exception':
>> arch/arm64/mm/extable.c:19: undefined reference to `arm64_bpf_fixup_exception'
> Thanks for the report, I attached a fix. Daniel, can I squash it and
> resend as v2 or is it too late?

If you want I can squash your attached snippet into the original patch of
yours. If you want to send a v2 that is fine as well of course. Let me know.


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