lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2021]   [Feb]   [4]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
/
Date
From
SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/3] arm64/ptrace: introduce PTRACE_O_ARM64_RAW_REGS
On Mon, Feb 01, 2021 at 11:40:11AM -0800, Andrei Vagin wrote:
> We have some ABI weirdness in the way that we handle syscall
> exit stops because we indicate whether or not the stop has been
> signalled from syscall entry or syscall exit by clobbering a general
> purpose register (ip/r12 for AArch32, x7 for AArch64) in the tracee
> and restoring its old value after the stop.
>
> This behavior was inherited from ARM and it isn't common for other
> architectures. Now, we have PTRACE_GET_SYSCALL_INFO that gives all
> required information about system calls, so the hack with clobbering
> registers isn't needed anymore.
>
> This change adds the new ptrace option PTRACE_O_ARM64_RAW_REGS. If it
> is set, PTRACE_GETREGSET returns values of all registers without
> clobbering r12 or x7 and PTRACE_SETREGSE sets all registers even if a
> process has been stopped in syscall-enter or syscall-exit.
>
> Signed-off-by: Andrei Vagin <avagin@gmail.com>
> ---
> arch/arm64/include/uapi/asm/ptrace.h | 4 ++
> arch/arm64/kernel/ptrace.c | 70 ++++++++++++++++------------
> include/linux/ptrace.h | 1 +
> include/uapi/linux/ptrace.h | 9 +++-
> 4 files changed, 52 insertions(+), 32 deletions(-)

Please split this up so that the arm64-specific changes are separate to
the core changes.

> diff --git a/include/uapi/linux/ptrace.h b/include/uapi/linux/ptrace.h
> index 83ee45fa634b..bcc8c362ddd9 100644
> --- a/include/uapi/linux/ptrace.h
> +++ b/include/uapi/linux/ptrace.h
> @@ -7,6 +7,7 @@
> /* has the defines to get at the registers. */
>
> #include <linux/types.h>
> +#include <asm/ptrace.h>
>
> #define PTRACE_TRACEME 0
> #define PTRACE_PEEKTEXT 1
> @@ -137,8 +138,14 @@ struct ptrace_syscall_info {
> #define PTRACE_O_EXITKILL (1 << 20)
> #define PTRACE_O_SUSPEND_SECCOMP (1 << 21)
>
> +/* (1<<28) is reserved for arch specific options. */
> +#ifndef _PTRACE_O_ARCH_OPTIONS
> +#define _PTRACE_O_ARCH_OPTIONS 0
> +#endif

It seems a bit fragile to rely on a comment here to define the user ABI;
why not define _PTRACE_O_ARCH_OPTIONS to the right value unconditionally?

Also, it seems as though we immediately burn this bit on arm64, so if we
ever wanted another option we'd have to come back here and allocate another
bit. Could we do better, e.g. by calling into an arch hook
(arch_ptrace_setoptions()) and passing the 'addr' parameter?

How do other architectures manage this sort of thing? I'm wondering whether
a separate regset containing just "real x7" and orig_x0 would be preferable
after all...

Will

\
 
 \ /
  Last update: 2021-02-04 16:43    [W:0.136 / U:0.368 seconds]
©2003-2020 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site