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SubjectRe: [Xen-devel][PATCH v3] xen/pv: Fix a boot up hang revealed by int3 self test
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On 14.07.19 11:15, Zhenzhong Duan wrote:
> Commit 7457c0da024b ("x86/alternatives: Add int3_emulate_call()
> selftest") is used to ensure there is a gap setup in int3 exception stack
> which could be used for inserting call return address.
>
> This gap is missed in XEN PV int3 exception entry path, then below panic
> triggered:
>
> [ 0.772876] general protection fault: 0000 [#1] SMP NOPTI
> [ 0.772886] CPU: 0 PID: 0 Comm: swapper/0 Not tainted 5.2.0+ #11
> [ 0.772893] RIP: e030:int3_magic+0x0/0x7
> [ 0.772905] RSP: 3507:ffffffff82203e98 EFLAGS: 00000246
> [ 0.773334] Call Trace:
> [ 0.773334] alternative_instructions+0x3d/0x12e
> [ 0.773334] check_bugs+0x7c9/0x887
> [ 0.773334] ? __get_locked_pte+0x178/0x1f0
> [ 0.773334] start_kernel+0x4ff/0x535
> [ 0.773334] ? set_init_arg+0x55/0x55
> [ 0.773334] xen_start_kernel+0x571/0x57a
>
> For 64bit PV guests, Xen's ABI enters the kernel with using SYSRET, with
> %rcx/%r11 on the stack. To convert back to "normal" looking exceptions,
> the xen thunks do 'xen_*: pop %rcx; pop %r11; jmp *'.
>
> E.g. Extracting 'xen_pv_trap xenint3' we have:
> xen_xenint3:
> pop %rcx;
> pop %r11;
> jmp xenint3
>
> As xenint3 and int3 entry code are same except xenint3 doesn't generate
> a gap, we can fix it by using int3 and drop useless xenint3.
>
> Signed-off-by: Zhenzhong Duan <zhenzhong.duan@oracle.com>

Pushed to xen/tip.git for-linus-5.3a


Juergen

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