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SubjectRe: [PATCH] x86/selftests: add clobbers for int80 on x86_64
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On 02/10/2017 07:13 PM, Andy Lutomirski wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 10, 2017 at 3:52 AM, Dmitry Safonov <dsafonov@virtuozzo.com> wrote:
>> Kernel erases R8..R11 registers prior returning to userspace
>> from int80: https://lkml.org/lkml/2009/10/1/164
>>
>> GCC can reuse this registers and doesn't expect them to change
>> during syscall invocation. I met this kind of bug in CRIU once
>> gcc 6.1 and clang stored local variables in those registers
>> and the kernel zerofied them during syscall:
>> https://github.com/xemul/criu/commit/990d33f1a1cdd17bca6c2eb059ab3be2564f7fa2
>>
>> By that reason I suggest to add those registers to clobbers
>> in selftests.
>
> Seems reasonable, but presumably INT80_CLOBBERS should be defined the
> same way in all the tests. IOW, if the "flags" clobber is actually
> needed, it should be "flags", INT80_CLOBBERS (possibly without the
> comma if it's problematic).
>

Well, that was my initial attempt: I've defined it as:
+# define INT80_CLOBBERS , "r8", "r9", "r10", "r11"

But that hanging comma looks awful, so I added "flags" there.
And if I do define it without coma and leave it in asm statement,
32-bit version would be unhappy.
So, I found that it's easier to define it with flags included.

--
Dmitry

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