[PATCH] lkdtm: Mark lkdtm_rodata_do_nothing() notrace
keescook at chromium.org
Thu Aug 4 04:59:24 AEST 2016
On Tue, Aug 2, 2016 at 9:59 PM, Michael Ellerman <mpe at ellerman.id.au> wrote:
> lkdtm_rodata_do_nothing() is an empty function which is generated in
> order to test the non-executability of rodata.
> Currently if function tracing is enabled then an mcount callsite will be
> generated for lkdtm_rodata_do_nothing(), and it will appear in the list
> of available functions for function tracing (available_filter_functions).
> Given it's purpose purely as a test function, it seems preferable for
> lkdtm_rodata_do_nothing() to be marked notrace, so it doesn't appear as
> This also avoids triggering a linker bug on powerpc:
> When the linker sees code that needs to generate a call stub, eg. a
> branch to mcount(), it assumes the section is executable and
> dereferences a NULL pointer leading to a linker segfault. Marking
> lkdtm_rodata_do_nothing() notrace avoids triggering the bug because the
> function contains no other function calls.
> Signed-off-by: Michael Ellerman <mpe at ellerman.id.au>
Awesome! Thanks for tracking this down. I've applied it to my tree, it
should get picked up by Greg on my next pull request.
> drivers/misc/lkdtm_rodata.c | 2 +-
> 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
> diff --git a/drivers/misc/lkdtm_rodata.c b/drivers/misc/lkdtm_rodata.c
> index 166b1db3969f..3564477b8c2d 100644
> --- a/drivers/misc/lkdtm_rodata.c
> +++ b/drivers/misc/lkdtm_rodata.c
> @@ -4,7 +4,7 @@
> #include "lkdtm.h"
> -void lkdtm_rodata_do_nothing(void)
> +void notrace lkdtm_rodata_do_nothing(void)
> /* Does nothing. We just want an architecture agnostic "return". */
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