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SubjectRe: [PATCH RFC 4/4] perf/core: Add breakpoint information to siginfo on SIGTRAP
On Tue, Feb 23, 2021 at 4:10 PM 'Marco Elver' via kasan-dev
<kasan-dev@googlegroups.com> wrote:
> > > Encode information from breakpoint attributes into siginfo_t, which
> > > helps disambiguate which breakpoint fired.
> > >
> > > Note, providing the event fd may be unreliable, since the event may have
> > > been modified (via PERF_EVENT_IOC_MODIFY_ATTRIBUTES) between the event
> > > triggering and the signal being delivered to user space.
> > >
> > > Signed-off-by: Marco Elver <elver@google.com>
> > > ---
> > > kernel/events/core.c | 11 +++++++++++
> > > 1 file changed, 11 insertions(+)
> > >
> > > diff --git a/kernel/events/core.c b/kernel/events/core.c
> > > index 8718763045fd..d7908322d796 100644
> > > --- a/kernel/events/core.c
> > > +++ b/kernel/events/core.c
> > > @@ -6296,6 +6296,17 @@ static void perf_sigtrap(struct perf_event *event)
> > > info.si_signo = SIGTRAP;
> > > info.si_code = TRAP_PERF;
> > > info.si_errno = event->attr.type;
> > > +
> > > + switch (event->attr.type) {
> > > + case PERF_TYPE_BREAKPOINT:
> > > + info.si_addr = (void *)(unsigned long)event->attr.bp_addr;
> > > + info.si_perf = (event->attr.bp_len << 16) | (u64)event->attr.bp_type;
> > > + break;
> > > + default:
> > > + /* No additional info set. */
> >
> > Should we prohibit using attr.sigtrap for !PERF_TYPE_BREAKPOINT if we
> > don't know what info to pass yet?
>
> I don't think it's necessary. This way, by default we get support for
> other perf events. If user space observes si_perf==0, then there's no
> information available. That would require that any event type that
> sets si_perf in future, must ensure that it sets si_perf!=0.
>
> I can add a comment to document the requirement here (and user space
> facing documentation should get a copy of how the info is encoded,
> too).
>
> Alternatively, we could set si_errno to 0 if no info is available, at
> the cost of losing the type information for events not explicitly
> listed here.
>
> What do you prefer?

Ah, I see.
Let's wait for the opinions of other people. There are a number of
options for how to approach this.

> > > + break;
> > > + }
> > > +
> > > force_sig_info(&info);
> > > }
> > >
> > > --
> > > 2.30.0.617.g56c4b15f3c-goog
> > >
>
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