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From: Minchan Kim <>
To: Steven Rostedt <>
Cc: LKML <>,
	Minchan Kim <>,, Namhyung Kim <>
Subject: [PATCH] tracing: Fix align of static buffer
Date: Wed, 25 Nov 2020 14:56:54 -0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)

With 5.9 kernel on ARM64, I found ftrace_dump output was broken but
it had no problem with normal output "cat /sys/kernel/debug/tracing/trace".

With investigation, it seems coping the data into temporal buffer seems to
break the align binary printf expects if the static buffer is not aligned
with 4-byte. IIUC, get_arg in bstr_printf expects that args has already
right align to be decoded and seq_buf_bprintf says ``the arguments are saved
in a 32bit word array that is defined by the format string constraints``.
So if we don't keep the align under copy to temporal buffer, the output
will be broken by shifting some bytes.

This patch fixes it.

Cc: <>
Fixes: 8e99cf91b99bb ("tracing: Do not allocate buffer in trace_find_next_entry() in atomic")
Signed-off-by: Namhyung Kim <>
Signed-off-by: Minchan Kim <>
 kernel/trace/trace.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/kernel/trace/trace.c b/kernel/trace/trace.c
index 6a282bbc7e7f..01bfcc345d55 100644
--- a/kernel/trace/trace.c
+++ b/kernel/trace/trace.c
@@ -3534,7 +3534,7 @@ __find_next_entry(struct trace_iterator *iter, int *ent_cpu,
-static char static_temp_buf[STATIC_TEMP_BUF_SIZE];
+static char static_temp_buf[STATIC_TEMP_BUF_SIZE] __aligned(4);
 /* Find the next real entry, without updating the iterator itself */
 struct trace_entry *trace_find_next_entry(struct trace_iterator *iter,

             reply	other threads:[~2020-11-25 22:57 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-11-25 22:56 Minchan Kim [this message]
2020-11-26  5:52 ` Greg KH
2020-11-26  9:31   ` Namhyung Kim
     [not found] ` <>
2020-11-26 13:04   ` Youngmin Nam
2020-11-26 18:05     ` Minchan Kim

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