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SubjectRe: [PATCH] perf/hw_breakpoint: Fix arch_hw_breakpoint use-before-initialization
On Thu, Oct 10, 2019 at 10:44:13AM -0700, Doug Anderson wrote:
> Hi,
>
> On Thu, Sep 5, 2019 at 11:01 PM Mark-PK Tsai <mark-pk.tsai@mediatek.com> wrote:
> >
> > If we disable the compiler's auto-initialization feature
> > (-fplugin-arg-structleak_plugin-byref or -ftrivial-auto-var-init=pattern)
> > is disabled, arch_hw_breakpoint may be used before initialization after
> > the change 9a4903dde2c86.
> > (perf/hw_breakpoint: Split attribute parse and commit)
> >
> > On our arm platform, the struct step_ctrl in arch_hw_breakpoint, which
> > used to be zero-initialized by kzalloc, may be used in
> > arch_install_hw_breakpoint without initialization.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Mark-PK Tsai <mark-pk.tsai@mediatek.com>
> > Cc: YJ Chiang <yj.chiang@mediatek.com>
> > Cc: Alix Wu <alix.wu@mediatek.com>
> > ---
> > kernel/events/hw_breakpoint.c | 4 ++--
> > 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
>
> Stable should pick this up, please. It landed in mainline as commit
> 310aa0a25b33 ("perf/hw_breakpoint: Fix arch_hw_breakpoint
> use-before-initialization").
>
> * I have confirmed that it cleanly applies to and fixes a kernel based
> on v4.19.75, so picking it back to kernels 4.19+ is the easiest.
>
> * I have confirmed that my test shows that hardware breakpoints fail
> on my arm32 test machine on v4.18.20 and on v4.17.0. They last worked
> on 4.16. Picking this patch alone is not sufficient to make 4.17 and
> 4.18 work again. Bisecting shows that the first breakage was the
> merge resolution that happened in commit 2d074918fb15 ("Merge branch
> 'perf/urgent' into perf/core"). Specifically both parents of that
> merge passed my test but the result of the merge didn't pass my test.
> If anyone cares about 4.17 and 4.18 at this point, I will leave it as
> an exercise to them to try to get them working again.

Now queued up to 4.19.y, thanks.

greg k-h

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