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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/3] drm/amdgpu: fix stack alignment ABI mismatch
On Fri, Oct 25, 2019 at 4:12 AM Nick Desaulniers
<ndesaulniers@google.com> wrote:
>
> On Wed, Oct 16, 2019 at 4:02 PM Nick Desaulniers
> <ndesaulniers@google.com> wrote:
> >
> > The x86 kernel is compiled with an 8B stack alignment via
> > `-mpreferred-stack-boundary=3` for GCC since 3.6-rc1 via
> > commit d9b0cde91c60 ("x86-64, gcc: Use -mpreferred-stack-boundary=3 if supported")
> > or `-mstack-alignment=8` for Clang. Parts of the AMDGPU driver are
> > compiled with 16B stack alignment.
> >
> > Generally, the stack alignment is part of the ABI. Linking together two
> > different translation units with differing stack alignment is dangerous,
> > particularly when the translation unit with the smaller stack alignment
> > makes calls into the translation unit with the larger stack alignment.
> > While 8B aligned stacks are sometimes also 16B aligned, they are not
> > always.
> >
> > Multiple users have reported General Protection Faults (GPF) when using
> > the AMDGPU driver compiled with Clang. Clang is placing objects in stack
> > slots assuming the stack is 16B aligned, and selecting instructions that
> > require 16B aligned memory operands.
> >
> > At runtime, syscall handlers with 8B aligned stack call into code that
> > assumes 16B stack alignment. When the stack is a multiple of 8B but not
> > 16B, these instructions result in a GPF.
> >
> > Remove the code that added compatibility between the differing compiler
> > flags, as it will result in runtime GPFs when built with Clang.
> >
> > The series is broken into 3 patches, the first is an important fix for
> > Clang for ChromeOS. The rest are attempted cleanups for GCC, but require
> > additional boot testing. The first patch is critical, the rest are nice
> > to have. I've compile tested the series with ToT Clang, GCC 4.9, and GCC
> > 8.3 **but** I do not have hardware to test on, so I need folks with the
> > above compilers and relevant hardware to help test the series.
> >
> > The first patch is a functional change for Clang only. It does not
> > change anything for any version of GCC. Yuxuan boot tested a previous
> > incarnation on hardware, but I've changed it enough that I think it made
> > sense to drop the previous tested by tag.
>
> Thanks for testing the first patch Shirish. Are you or Yuxuan able to
> test the rest of the series with any combination of {clang|gcc < 7.1|
> gcc >= 7.1} on hardware and report your findings?
>
> >
> > The second patch is a functional change for GCC 7.1+ only. It does not
> > affect older versions of GCC or Clang (though if someone wanted to
> > double check with pre-GCC 7.1 it wouldn't hurt). It should be boot
> > tested on GCC 7.1+ on the relevant hardware.
> >
> > The final patch is also a functional change for GCC 7.1+ only. It does
> > not affect older versions of GCC or Clang. It should be boot tested on
> > GCC 7.1+ on the relevant hardware. Theoretically, there may be an issue
> > with it, and it's ok to drop it. The series was intentional broken into
> > 3 in order to allow them to be incrementally tested and accepted. It's
> > ok to take earlier patches without the later patches.
> >
> > And finally, I do not condone linking object files of differing stack
> > alignments. Idealistically, we'd mark the driver broken for pre-GCC
> > 7.1. Pragmatically, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it."
>
> Harry, Alex,
> Thoughts on the series? Has AMD been able to stress test these more internally?
>

Was out of the office most of the week. They look good to me. I'll
pull them in today and see what happens.

Alex

> >
> > Nick Desaulniers (3):
> > drm/amdgpu: fix stack alignment ABI mismatch for Clang
> > drm/amdgpu: fix stack alignment ABI mismatch for GCC 7.1+
> > drm/amdgpu: enable -msse2 for GCC 7.1+ users
> >
> > drivers/gpu/drm/amd/display/dc/calcs/Makefile | 19 ++++++++++++-------
> > drivers/gpu/drm/amd/display/dc/dcn20/Makefile | 19 ++++++++++++-------
> > drivers/gpu/drm/amd/display/dc/dcn21/Makefile | 19 ++++++++++++-------
> > drivers/gpu/drm/amd/display/dc/dml/Makefile | 19 ++++++++++++-------
> > drivers/gpu/drm/amd/display/dc/dsc/Makefile | 19 ++++++++++++-------
> > 5 files changed, 60 insertions(+), 35 deletions(-)
> >
> > --
> > 2.23.0.700.g56cf767bdb-goog
> >
>
>
> --
> Thanks,
> ~Nick Desaulniers
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