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Subject[PATCH v2 08/11] x86/unwind/orc: Don't skip the first frame for inactive tasks
From: Miroslav Benes <>

When unwinding an inactive task, the ORC unwinder skips the first frame
by default. If both the 'regs' and 'first_frame' parameters of
unwind_start() are NULL, 'state->sp' and 'first_frame' are later
initialized to the same value for an inactive task. Given there is a
"less than or equal to" comparison used at the end of __unwind_start()
for skipping stack frames, the first frame is skipped.

Drop the equal part of the comparison and make the behavior equivalent
to the frame pointer unwinder.

Fixes: ee9f8fce9964 ("x86/unwind: Add the ORC unwinder")
Signed-off-by: Miroslav Benes <>
Signed-off-by: Josh Poimboeuf <>
Reviewed-by: Miroslav Benes <>
arch/x86/kernel/unwind_orc.c | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/unwind_orc.c b/arch/x86/kernel/unwind_orc.c
index 45166fd50be3..e9f5a20c69c6 100644
--- a/arch/x86/kernel/unwind_orc.c
+++ b/arch/x86/kernel/unwind_orc.c
@@ -657,7 +657,7 @@ void __unwind_start(struct unwind_state *state, struct task_struct *task,
/* Otherwise, skip ahead to the user-specified starting frame: */
while (!unwind_done(state) &&
(!on_stack(&state->stack_info, first_frame, sizeof(long)) ||
- state->sp <= (unsigned long)first_frame))
+ state->sp < (unsigned long)first_frame))

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