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SubjectRe: [RFC][PATCH 5/7] x86: convert arch_futex_atomic_op_inuser() to user_access_begin/user_access_end()
On Thu, Mar 26, 2020 at 8:49 PM Linus Torvalds
<> wrote:
> Seems to work for me.
> That's with the futex bug fixed. Not that it looks like it would have
> mattered except for the (unlikely) exception case, so my testing is
> meaningless.

Hmm. Doing a "perf" run, I only noticed after-the-fact that I got this:

WARNING: stack recursion on stack type 4
WARNING: can't dereference registers at 0000000079a3d9c5 for ip

that may not be due to any of the uaccess or futex changes, though, it
smells like just bad luck.


This may also be related to the fact that I've been building my
test-boot kernels with clang for the last couple of months,

That "swapgs_restore_regs_and_return_to_usermode+0x25" location is the

pushq 0x28(%rdi)

instruction. That's this:

movq %rsp, %rdi
movq PER_CPU_VAR(cpu_tss_rw + TSS_sp0), %rsp

/* Copy the IRET frame to the trampoline stack. */
pushq 6*8(%rdi) /* SS */
---> pushq 5*8(%rdi) /* RSP */
pushq 4*8(%rdi) /* EFLAGS */
pushq 3*8(%rdi) /* CS */
pushq 2*8(%rdi) /* RIP */

and yeah, at this point the stack is obviously a mess, so I'm not
surprised that it might cause confusion for unwinding..


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