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Subject: [tip:x86/mm] x86/fault: Decode and print #PF oops in human readable form
Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2019 11:35:51 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <tip-18ea35c5ed9921867194a8efc2a0ac2d5a3c7d2a@git.kernel.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20181221213657.27628-3-sean.j.christopherson@intel.com>

Commit-ID:  18ea35c5ed9921867194a8efc2a0ac2d5a3c7d2a
Gitweb:     https://git.kernel.org/tip/18ea35c5ed9921867194a8efc2a0ac2d5a3c7d2a
Author:     Sean Christopherson <sean.j.christopherson@intel.com>
AuthorDate: Fri, 21 Dec 2018 13:36:57 -0800
Committer:  Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>
CommitDate: Fri, 19 Apr 2019 19:31:16 +0200

x86/fault: Decode and print #PF oops in human readable form

Linus pointed out that deciphering the raw #PF error code and printing
a more human readable message are two different things, and also that
printing the negative cases is mostly just noise[1].  For example, the
USER bit doesn't mean the fault originated in user code and stating
that an oops wasn't due to a protection keys violation isn't interesting
since an oops on a keys violation is a one-in-a-million scenario.

Remove the per-bit decoding of the error code and instead print:
  - the raw error code
  - why the fault occurred
  - the effective privilege level of the access
  - the type of access
  - whether the fault originated in user code or kernel code

This provides the user with the information needed to triage 99.9% of
oopses without polluting the log with useless information or conflating
the error_code with the CPL.

Sample output:

    BUG: kernel NULL pointer dereference, address = 0000000000000008
    #PF: supervisor-privileged instruction fetch from kernel code
    #PF: error_code(0x0010) - not-present page

    BUG: unable to handle page fault for address = ffffbeef00000000
    #PF: supervisor-privileged instruction fetch from kernel code
    #PF: error_code(0x0010) - not-present page

    BUG: unable to handle page fault for address = ffffc90000230000
    #PF: supervisor-privileged write access from kernel code
    #PF: error_code(0x000b) - reserved bit violation

[1] https://lkml.kernel.org/r/CAHk-=whk_fsnxVMvF1T2fFCaP2WrvSybABrLQCWLJyCvHw6NKA@mail.gmail.com

Suggested-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Sean Christopherson <sean.j.christopherson@intel.com>
Cc: Andy Lutomirski <luto@kernel.org>
Cc: Borislav Petkov <bp@alien8.de>
Cc: Dave Hansen <dave.hansen@linux.intel.com>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
Cc: Rik van Riel <riel@surriel.com>
Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Cc: Yu-cheng Yu <yu-cheng.yu@intel.com>
Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20181221213657.27628-3-sean.j.christopherson@intel.com
Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>
---
 arch/x86/mm/fault.c | 42 +++++++++++-------------------------------
 1 file changed, 11 insertions(+), 31 deletions(-)

diff --git a/arch/x86/mm/fault.c b/arch/x86/mm/fault.c
index df2c5cdef5c4..74c9204c5751 100644
--- a/arch/x86/mm/fault.c
+++ b/arch/x86/mm/fault.c
@@ -603,24 +603,9 @@ static void show_ldttss(const struct desc_ptr *gdt, const char *name, u16 index)
 		 name, index, addr, (desc.limit0 | (desc.limit1 << 16)));
 }
 
-/*
- * This helper function transforms the #PF error_code bits into
- * "[PROT] [USER]" type of descriptive, almost human-readable error strings:
- */
-static void err_str_append(unsigned long error_code, char *buf, unsigned long mask, const char *txt)
-{
-	if (error_code & mask) {
-		if (buf[0])
-			strcat(buf, " ");
-		strcat(buf, txt);
-	}
-}
-
 static void
 show_fault_oops(struct pt_regs *regs, unsigned long error_code, unsigned long address)
 {
-	char err_txt[64];
-
 	if (!oops_may_print())
 		return;
 
@@ -651,27 +636,22 @@ show_fault_oops(struct pt_regs *regs, unsigned long error_code, unsigned long ad
 		pr_alert("BUG: unable to handle page fault for address = %px\n",
 			(void *)address);
 
-	err_txt[0] = 0;
-
-	/*
-	 * Note: length of these appended strings including the separation space and the
-	 * zero delimiter must fit into err_txt[].
-	 */
-	err_str_append(error_code, err_txt, X86_PF_PROT,  "[PROT]" );
-	err_str_append(error_code, err_txt, X86_PF_WRITE, "[WRITE]");
-	err_str_append(error_code, err_txt, X86_PF_USER,  "[USER]" );
-	err_str_append(error_code, err_txt, X86_PF_RSVD,  "[RSVD]" );
-	err_str_append(error_code, err_txt, X86_PF_INSTR, "[INSTR]");
-	err_str_append(error_code, err_txt, X86_PF_PK,    "[PK]"   );
-
-	pr_alert("#PF error: %s\n", error_code ? err_txt : "[normal kernel read fault]");
+	pr_alert("#PF: %s-privileged %s from %s code\n",
+		 (error_code & X86_PF_USER)  ? "user" : "supervisor",
+		 (error_code & X86_PF_INSTR) ? "instruction fetch" :
+		 (error_code & X86_PF_WRITE) ? "write access" :
+					       "read access",
+			     user_mode(regs) ? "user" : "kernel");
+	pr_alert("#PF: error_code(0x%04lx) - %s\n", error_code,
+		 !(error_code & X86_PF_PROT) ? "not-present page" :
+		 (error_code & X86_PF_RSVD)  ? "reserved bit violation" :
+		 (error_code & X86_PF_PK)    ? "protection keys violation" :
+					       "permissions violation");
 
 	if (!(error_code & X86_PF_USER) && user_mode(regs)) {
 		struct desc_ptr idt, gdt;
 		u16 ldtr, tr;
 
-		pr_alert("This was a system access from user code\n");
-
 		/*
 		 * This can happen for quite a few reasons.  The more obvious
 		 * ones are faults accessing the GDT, or LDT.  Perhaps

  reply	other threads:[~2019-04-19 18:36 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 10+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-12-21 21:36 [PATCH v3 0/2] x86/fault: Further improve #PF oops messages Sean Christopherson
2018-12-21 21:36 ` [PATCH v3 1/2] x86/fault: Reword initial BUG message for unhandled page faults Sean Christopherson
2019-04-19 18:35   ` [tip:x86/mm] " tip-bot for Sean Christopherson
2018-12-21 21:36 ` [PATCH v3 2/2] x86/fault: Decode and print #PF oops in human readable form Sean Christopherson
2019-04-19 18:35   ` tip-bot for Sean Christopherson [this message]
2019-04-21 18:35     ` [tip:x86/mm] " Borislav Petkov
2019-04-21 18:52       ` [tip:x86/mm] x86/fault: Make fault messages more succinct tip-bot for Borislav Petkov
2019-04-29 13:58   ` [PATCH v3 2/2] x86/fault: Decode and print #PF oops in human readable form Dmitry Vyukov
2019-04-29 14:14     ` Borislav Petkov
2019-02-28 15:44 ` [PATCH v3 0/2] x86/fault: Further improve #PF oops messages Sean Christopherson

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