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From: Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org>
To: Andy Lutomirski <luto@amacapital.net>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>,
	Borislav Petkov <bp@alien8.de>, Andy Lutomirski <luto@kernel.org>,
	Frederic Weisbecker <frederic@kernel.org>,
	Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>,
	LKML <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>, X86 ML <x86@kernel.org>,
	Brian Gerst <brgerst@gmail.com>, Juergen Gross <JGross@suse.com>,
	Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini@redhat.com>,
	Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de>
Subject: Re: [patch 02/10] x86/mce: Disable tracing and kprobes on do_machine_check()
Date: Wed, 26 Feb 2020 15:59:18 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20200226155918.125e0ad8@gandalf.local.home> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <F7C318D0-D9B8-4984-AE84-2E903837EED5@amacapital.net>

On Wed, 26 Feb 2020 11:09:03 -0800
Andy Lutomirski <luto@amacapital.net> wrote:

> > On Feb 26, 2020, at 10:59 AM, Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org> wrote:
> > 
> > On Wed, Feb 26, 2020 at 07:42:37PM +0100, Borislav Petkov wrote:  
> >> On Wed, Feb 26, 2020 at 09:28:51AM -0800, Andy Lutomirski wrote:  
> >>>> It entirely depends on what the goal is :-/ On the one hand I see why
> >>>> people might want function tracing / kprobes enabled, OTOH it's all
> >>>> mighty frigging scary. Any tracing/probing/whatever on an MCE has the
> >>>> potential to make a bad situation worse -- not unlike the same on #DF.  
> >> 
> >> FWIW, I had this at the beginning of the #MC handler in a feeble attempt
> >> to poke at this:
> >> 
> >> +       hw_breakpoint_disable();
> >> +       static_key_disable(&__tracepoint_read_msr.key);
> >> +       tracing_off();  
> > 
> > You can't do static_key_disable() from an IST  
> 
> Can we set a percpu variable saying “in some stupid context, don’t trace”?

Matter's what kind of tracing you care about? "tracing_off()" only stops
writing to the ring buffer, but all the mechanisms are still in place (the
things you want to stop).

And "tracing" is not the issue. The issue is usually the breakpoint that is
added to modify the jump labels to enable tracing, or a flag that has a
trace event do a user space stack dump. It's not tracing you want to stop,
its the other parts that are attached to tracing that makes it dangerous.

-- Steve

  reply	other threads:[~2020-02-26 20:59 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 45+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-02-25 21:36 [patch 00/10] x86/entry: Consolidation - Part I Thomas Gleixner
2020-02-25 21:36 ` [patch 01/10] x86/entry/32: Add missing ASM_CLAC to general_protection entry Thomas Gleixner
2020-02-26  1:00   ` Frederic Weisbecker
2020-02-27 14:15   ` [tip: x86/entry] " tip-bot2 for Thomas Gleixner
2020-02-25 21:36 ` [patch 02/10] x86/mce: Disable tracing and kprobes on do_machine_check() Thomas Gleixner
2020-02-26  1:13   ` Frederic Weisbecker
2020-02-26  5:29     ` Andy Lutomirski
2020-02-26 13:28       ` Peter Zijlstra
2020-02-26 15:10         ` Andy Lutomirski
2020-02-26 16:08           ` Peter Zijlstra
2020-02-26 17:28             ` Andy Lutomirski
2020-02-26 18:42               ` Borislav Petkov
2020-02-26 18:59                 ` Peter Zijlstra
2020-02-26 19:09                   ` Andy Lutomirski
2020-02-26 20:59                     ` Steven Rostedt [this message]
2020-02-26 11:18   ` Borislav Petkov
2020-02-27 14:15   ` [tip: x86/entry] " tip-bot2 for Andy Lutomirski
2020-02-25 21:36 ` [patch 03/10] x86/entry/32: Force MCE through do_mce() Thomas Gleixner
2020-02-26  1:11   ` Frederic Weisbecker
2020-02-27 14:15   ` [tip: x86/entry] " tip-bot2 for Thomas Gleixner
2020-02-25 21:36 ` [patch 04/10] x86/traps: Remove pointless irq enable from do_spurious_interrupt_bug() Thomas Gleixner
2020-02-26  1:19   ` Frederic Weisbecker
2020-02-25 21:36 ` [patch 05/10] x86/traps: Document do_spurious_interrupt_bug() Thomas Gleixner
2020-02-26 17:08   ` Frederic Weisbecker
2020-02-27 14:15   ` [tip: x86/entry] " tip-bot2 for Thomas Gleixner
2020-02-25 21:36 ` [patch 06/10] x86/traps: Remove redundant declaration of do_double_fault() Thomas Gleixner
2020-02-27 14:15   ` [tip: x86/entry] " tip-bot2 for Thomas Gleixner
2020-02-25 21:36 ` [patch 07/10] x86/irq: Remove useless return value from do_IRQ() Thomas Gleixner
2020-02-27 14:15   ` [tip: x86/entry] " tip-bot2 for Thomas Gleixner
2020-02-25 21:36 ` [patch 08/10] x86/entry/32: Remove the 0/-1 distinction from exception entries Thomas Gleixner
2020-02-26  5:34   ` Andy Lutomirski
2020-02-26 18:42     ` Thomas Gleixner
2020-02-26 18:57       ` Andy Lutomirski
2020-02-26 19:15         ` Thomas Gleixner
2020-02-27 14:24           ` [patch V2 " Thomas Gleixner
2020-02-29 11:49             ` [tip: x86/entry] " tip-bot2 for Thomas Gleixner
2020-02-25 21:36 ` [patch 09/10] x86/entry/entry_32: Route int3 through common_exception Thomas Gleixner
2020-02-26 17:35   ` Frederic Weisbecker
2020-02-27 14:15   ` [tip: x86/entry] " tip-bot2 for Thomas Gleixner
2020-02-25 21:36 ` [patch 10/10] x86/traps: Stop using ist_enter/exit() in do_int3() Thomas Gleixner
2020-02-27 14:15   ` [tip: x86/entry] " tip-bot2 for Thomas Gleixner
2020-02-27 14:33   ` tip-bot2 for Andy Lutomirski
2020-02-26  5:26 ` [patch 00/10] x86/entry: Consolidation - Part I Andy Lutomirski
2020-02-26  5:35 ` Andy Lutomirski
2020-02-27 11:01 ` Alexandre Chartre

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