BUG : PowerPC RCU: torture test failed with __stack_chk_fail

Segher Boessenkool segher at kernel.crashing.org
Tue Apr 25 03:29:00 AEST 2023

On Mon, Apr 24, 2023 at 08:28:55AM -0700, Boqun Feng wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 24, 2023 at 10:13:51AM -0500, Segher Boessenkool wrote:
> > At what points can r13 change?  Only when some particular functions are
> > called?
> r13 is the local paca:
> 	register struct paca_struct *local_paca asm("r13");
> , which is a pointer to percpu data.

Yes, it is a global register variable.

> So if a task schedule from one CPU to anotehr CPU, the value gets
> changed.

But the compiler does not see that something else changes local_paca (or
r13 some other way, via assembler code perhaps)?  Or is there a compiler

If the latter is true:

Can you make a reproducer and open a GCC PR?  <https://gcc.gnu.org/bugs/>
for how to get started doing that.  We need *exact* code that shows the
problem, together with a compiler command line.  So that we can
reproduce the problem.  That is step 0 in figuring out what is going on,
and then maybe fixing the problem :-)


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