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From: Jiri Olsa <jolsa@redhat.com>
To: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
Cc: "Andy Lutomirski" <luto@amacapital.net>,
	"秦承刚(承刚)" <chenggang.qcg@alibaba-inc.com>,
	root <chenggang.qin@gmail.com>,
	linux-kernel <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	"秦承刚(承刚)" <chenggang.qcg@taobao.com>,
	"Andrew Morton" <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
	"Arjan van de Ven" <arjan@linux.intel.com>,
	"David Ahern" <dsahern@gmail.com>,
	"Ingo Molnar" <mingo@redhat.com>,
	"Mike Galbraith" <efault@gmx.de>,
	"Namhyung Kim" <namhyung@gmail.com>,
	"Paul Mackerras" <paulus@samba.org>,
	"Wu Fengguang" <fengguang.wu@intel.com>,
	"Yanmin Zhang" <yanmin.zhang@intel.com>,
	"Stephane Eranian" <eranian@google.com>
Subject: Re: 答复:[PATCH] perf core: Use KSTK_ESP() instead of pt_regs->sp while output user regs
Date: Sun, 4 Jan 2015 17:10:49 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20150104161049.GB22707@krava.brq.redhat.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20141230190327.GB23965@worktop.programming.kicks-ass.net>

On Tue, Dec 30, 2014 at 08:03:27PM +0100, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 25, 2014 at 07:48:28AM -0800, Andy Lutomirski wrote:
> > On a quick look, there are plenty of other bugs in there besides just
> > the stack pointer issue.  The ABI check that uses TIF_IA32 in the perf
> > core is completely wrong.  TIF_IA32 may be equal to the actual
> > userspace bitness by luck, but, if so, that's more or less just luck.
> > And there's a user_mode test that should be user_mode_vm.
> > 
> > Also, it's not just sp that's wrong.  There are various places that
> > you can interrupt in which many of the registers have confusing
> > locations.  You could try using the cfi unwind data, but that's
> > unlikely to work for regs like cs and ss, and, during context switch,
> > this has very little chance of working.
> > 
> > What's the point of this feature?  Honestly, my suggestion would be to
> > delete it instead of trying to fix it.  It's also not clear to me that
> > there aren't serious security problems here -- it's entirely possible
> > for sensitive *kernel* values to and up in task_pt_regs at certain
> > times, and if you run during context switch and there's no code to
> > suppress this dump during context switch, then you could be showing
> > regs that belong to the wrong task.
> 
> Of course the people who actually wrote the code are not on CC :/
> 
> There's two users of this iirc;
> 
>  1) the dwarf stack unwinder thingy, which basically dumps the userspace
>  regs and the top of userspace stack on 'event'.

looks like this solves the issue I was trying to fix
long time ago:
  http://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=134934717011451&w=2

this seems a lot simpler ;-) I'll test..

jirka

  parent reply	other threads:[~2015-01-04 16:11 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 23+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2014-12-23  6:22 [PATCH] " root
2014-12-23  8:30 ` Andy Lutomirski
     [not found] ` <c027bde0-5f4f-441f-8d45-3e7f6f702231@alibaba-inc.com>
2014-12-25 15:48   ` 答复:[PATCH] " Andy Lutomirski
2014-12-25 16:21     ` Andy Lutomirski
2014-12-30 19:03     ` Peter Zijlstra
2014-12-30 23:29       ` Andy Lutomirski
2014-12-31  2:00         ` Andy Lutomirski
2015-01-02 16:11           ` Jan Beulich
2015-01-02 18:03             ` Andy Lutomirski
2015-01-05  8:47               ` Jan Beulich
2015-01-04 16:10       ` Jiri Olsa [this message]
2015-01-04 17:18         ` Andy Lutomirski
2015-01-04 17:41           ` Jiri Olsa
2015-01-04 18:36             ` [PATCH 0/2] perf: Improve user regs sampling Andy Lutomirski
2015-01-04 18:36               ` [PATCH 1/2] perf: Move task_pt_regs sampling into arch code Andy Lutomirski
2015-01-05 14:07                 ` Peter Zijlstra
2015-01-05 16:13                   ` Andy Lutomirski
2015-01-05 16:44                     ` Peter Zijlstra
2015-01-05 18:28                       ` Andy Lutomirski
2015-01-09 12:32                 ` [tip:perf/urgent] " tip-bot for Andy Lutomirski
2015-01-04 18:36               ` [PATCH 2/2] x86_64, perf: Improve user regs sampling Andy Lutomirski
2015-01-09 12:32                 ` [tip:perf/urgent] perf/x86_64: " tip-bot for Andy Lutomirski
2015-01-05 10:46               ` [PATCH 0/2] perf: " Jiri Olsa

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