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SubjectRe: perf: fuzzer causes stack going in wrong direction warnings
On Sat, May 05, 2018 at 11:38:16AM -0400, Vince Weaver wrote:
> On Fri, 4 May 2018, Josh Poimboeuf wrote:
> >
> > The 'nmi_restore' warning points to a bug in my patch, but the others
> > are head scratchers. Here's a patch which combines the first two
> > patches, plus improves the existing warnings a bit. Can you try it?
>
> with that updated patch I hit
>
> May 4 21:51:20 haswell kernel: [19245.450607] WARNING: stack recursion on stack type 2
> May 4 22:21:29 haswell kernel: [21055.268717] WARNING: can't dereference registers at 000000006546ba71 for ip ret_from_intr+0x6/0x1d
> May 4 22:36:22 haswell kernel: [21948.106762] WARNING: stack going in the wrong direction? ip=native_sched_clock+0xe/0x90
> May 4 22:36:22 haswell kernel: [21948.115377] WARNING: stack going in the wrong direction? ip=native_sched_clock+0xe/0x90
> May 4 22:36:22 haswell kernel: [21948.124086] WARNING: stack going in the wrong direction? ip=native_sched_clock+0xd/0x90
> May 4 22:36:22 haswell kernel: [21948.124088] WARNING: stack going in the wrong direction? ip=intel_pmu_handle_irq+0x12/0x4a0
> May 4 22:36:22 haswell kernel: [21948.124097] WARNING: stack going in the wrong direction? ip=native_sched_clock+0xe/0x90
> May 4 22:36:22 haswell kernel: [21948.150189] WARNING: stack going in the wrong direction? ip=native_sched_clock+0xe/0x90
> May 4 22:36:22 haswell kernel: [21948.150199] WARNING: stack going in the wrong direction? ip=intel_pmu_handle_irq+0xe/0x4a0
>
> the last bit repeated for a few minutes (flooding the log with a few
> thousand entries that look mostly similar)

Thanks. I can recreate now, so I'll stop bugging you for a bit. This
fuzzer is really good at finding unwinder issues.

--
Josh

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