powerpc/fsl_book3e: fix the relocatable bug in debug interrupt handler

Scott Wood scottwood at freescale.com
Sat Aug 8 12:29:13 AEST 2015

[Please wrap commit messages at around 74 columns]

On Fri, Aug 07, 2015 at 02:58:10PM +0800, Yuanjie Huang wrote:
> PowerPC Book3E processor features hardware-supported single instruction
> execution, and it is used for ptrace(PTRACE_SINGLESTEP, ...).  When a
> debugger loads a debuggee, it typically sets the CPU to yield debug
> interrupt on first instruction complete or branch taken.  However, the
> newly-forked child process could run into instruction TLB miss
> exception handler when switched to, and causes a debug interrupt in the
> exception entry sequence.  This is not expected by caller of
> ptrace(PTRACE_SINGLESTEP, ...), so the next instruction address saved
> in DSRR0 is checked against the boundary of exception entry sequence,
> to ensure the kernel only process the interrupt as a normal exception
> if the address does not fall in the exception entry sequence.  Failure
> in obtaining the correct boundary leads to such debug exception handled
> as from privileged mode, and causes kernel oops.
> The LOAD_REG_IMMEDIATE can't be used to load the boundary addresses
> when relocatable enabled, so this patch replace them with
> LOAD_REG_ADDR_PIC.  LR is backed up and restored before and after
> calling LOAD_REG_ADDR_PIC, because LOAD_REG_ADDR_PIC clobbers it.
> Signed-off-by: Yuanjie Huang <Yuanjie.Huang at windriver.com>
> ---
>  arch/powerpc/kernel/exceptions-64e.S | 24 ++++++++++++++++++++++++
>  1 file changed, 24 insertions(+)
> diff --git a/arch/powerpc/kernel/exceptions-64e.S b/arch/powerpc/kernel/exceptions-64e.S
> index 3e68d1c..c475f569 100644
> --- a/arch/powerpc/kernel/exceptions-64e.S
> +++ b/arch/powerpc/kernel/exceptions-64e.S
> @@ -735,12 +735,24 @@ END_FTR_SECTION_IFSET(CPU_FTR_ALTIVEC)
>  	andis.	r15,r14,(DBSR_IC|DBSR_BT)@h
>  	beq+	1f
> +	mflr	r14
> +	LOAD_REG_ADDR_PIC(r15,interrupt_base_book3e)
> +	mtlr	r14
> +	cmpld	cr0,r10,r15
> +	blt+	cr0,1f
> +	LOAD_REG_ADDR_PIC(r15,interrupt_end_book3e)
> +	mtlr	r14
> +	cmpld	cr0,r10,r15
> +	bge+	cr0,1f
> +#else

CONFIG_RELOCATABLE is not supported on 64-bit book3e without applying
additional patches, such as the RFC patchset I posted recently that
contained the patch "powerpc/book3e-64: rename interrupt_end_book3e with
__end_interrupts".  But if you've applied that patchset, then you
wouldn't be working with the name interrupt_base_book3e, so how are you
seeing this?

Also, why not use the RELOCATABLE version unconditionally?  I don't think
this is a performance-critical path.


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