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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2] objtool: fix .cold. functions parent symbols search
On Sat, Nov 10, 2018 at 01:18:36PM +0100, Artem Savkov wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 09, 2018 at 11:23:09AM -0600, Josh Poimboeuf wrote:
> > On Wed, Nov 07, 2018 at 10:45:15PM +0100, Artem Savkov wrote:
> > > Because find_symbol_by_name() traverses the same lists as read_symbols()
> > > changing sym->name in place without copying it affects the result of
> > > find_symbol_by_name() and, in case when ".cold" function precedes it's
> > > parent in sec->symbol_list, can result in function being considered a
> > > parent of itself. This leads to function length being set to 0 and other
> > > consequent side-effects including a segfault in add_switch_table().
> > > The effects of this bug are only visible when building with
> > > -ffunction-sections in KCFLAGS.
> > >
> > > Fix by copying the search string instead of modifying it in place.
> > >
> > > Signed-off-by: Artem Savkov <asavkov@redhat.com>
> >
> > This needs a "Fixes" tag to identify the patch which introduced the bug.
>
> Ok, will do.
>
> > > ---
> > > tools/objtool/elf.c | 7 ++++---
> > > 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
> > >
> > > diff --git a/tools/objtool/elf.c b/tools/objtool/elf.c
> > > index 6dbb9fae0f9d..781c8afb29b9 100644
> > > --- a/tools/objtool/elf.c
> > > +++ b/tools/objtool/elf.c
> > > @@ -298,6 +298,7 @@ static int read_symbols(struct elf *elf)
> > > /* Create parent/child links for any cold subfunctions */
> > > list_for_each_entry(sec, &elf->sections, list) {
> > > list_for_each_entry(sym, &sec->symbol_list, list) {
> > > + char *pname;
> > > if (sym->type != STT_FUNC)
> > > continue;
> > > sym->pfunc = sym->cfunc = sym;
> > > @@ -305,9 +306,9 @@ static int read_symbols(struct elf *elf)
> > > if (!coldstr)
> > > continue;
> > >
> > > - coldstr[0] = '\0';
> > > - pfunc = find_symbol_by_name(elf, sym->name);
> > > - coldstr[0] = '.';
> > > + pname = strndup(sym->name, coldstr - sym->name);
> > > + pfunc = find_symbol_by_name(elf, pname);
> > > + free(pname);
> > >
> > > if (!pfunc) {
> > > WARN("%s(): can't find parent function",
> >
> > strndup()'s return code needs to be checked.
> >
> > Also, for such a short-lived allocation, I think a stack-allocated
> > string would be better.
>
> Hm, there seems to be no limit on lengths of strings in string table.
> What size would you consider reasonable for this stack-allocated string?

I think it's fine to pick a reasonable maximum (128?) and then verify
the string fits in the array before copying it.

--
Josh

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