----- Original Message -----
> 
> 
> On  4.04.2018 17:48, Dave Anderson wrote:
> > 
> > 
> > ----- Original Message -----
> >> Hello,
> >>
> >> I tried running crash-head (HEAD: 5d172b230cf4) against today's linus'
> >> master on a dump obtained via dump-guest-memory in qemu. And I got the
> >> following when the image is loaded:
> >>
> >> please wait... (determining panic task)
> >> bt: read error: kernel virtual address: fffffe0000007000  type: "stack
> >> contents"
> >>
> >>   KERNEL: vmlinux
> >>     DUMPFILE: memory-verbatim.img
> >>         CPUS: 1
> >>         DATE: Wed Apr  4 16:36:47 2018
> >>       UPTIME: 00:27:48
> >> LOAD AVERAGE: 31.11, 17.80, 10.43
> >>        TASKS: 145
> >>     NODENAME: ubuntu-virtual
> >>      RELEASE: 4.16.0-rc7-nbor
> >>      VERSION: #570 SMP Wed Apr 4 16:03:44 EEST 2018
> >>      MACHINE: x86_64  (3392 Mhz)
> >>       MEMORY: 4 GB
> >>        PANIC: ""
> >>          PID: 0
> >>      COMMAND: "swapper/0"
> >>         TASK: ffffffff82016500  [THREAD_INFO: ffffffff82016500]
> >>          CPU: 0
> >>        STATE: TASK_RUNNING
> >>      WARNING: panic task not found
> >>
> >> crash> bt
> >> PID: 0      TASK: ffffffff82016500  CPU: 0   COMMAND: "swapper/0"
> >>  #0 [ffffffff82003dc8] __schedule at ffffffff817ea059
> >> bt: invalid RSP: ffffffff82003dc8  bt->stackbase/stacktop:
> >> ffffffff82000000/ffffffff82002000 cpu: 0
> >>
> >>
> >> So the kernel has been compiled with : gcc (Ubuntu
> >> 5.4.0-6ubuntu1~16.04.9) 5.4.0 20160609 which has retpoline enabled.
> >>
> >> I have KASLR disabled: # CONFIG_RANDOMIZE_BASE is not set and the kernel
> >> is compiled with CONFIG_FRAME_POINTER=y .
> >>
> >> This scenario used to work around the 4.10 timeline. Am I doing
> >> something wrong or crash still needs time to work on the latest upstream
> >> kernel code?
> > 
> > Presumably the latter.
> > 
> > If you do a "task -R stack ffffffff82016500", I'm presuming that it
> > shows the stack base address is ffffffff82000000.  And the looking at
> > the stackbase/stacktop values, the crash utility is presuming an 8K stack:
> > 
> >  bt: invalid RSP: ffffffff82003dc8  bt->stackbase/stacktop:
> >  ffffffff82000000/ffffffff82002000 cpu: 0
> > 
> > But the RSP is ffffffff82003dc8, which puts its beyond the 8K stack size,
> > so I'm presuming that the kernel is actually using 16K stacks.  The most
> > recent kernel I have is 4.16.0-0.rc6.git3.1.fc29.x86_64, which uses 16K
> > stacks.
> 
> This is correct, indeed the kernel size should be 16k. However...
> 
> > 
> > Here is how the crash utility determines the stack size.  The x86_64
> > stacksize
> > starts out with a default size of 2 pages, as set here in
> > x86_64_init(PRE_SYMTAB):
> > 
> >        case PRE_SYMTAB:
> >             ... [ cut ] ...
> >                 machdep->stacksize = machdep->pagesize * 2;
> >                 ...
> > 
> > Then later on in task_init(), it gets resized as shown here, where
> > the STACKSIZE() macro is machdep->stacksize:
> > 
> >         if (VALID_SIZE(task_union) && (SIZE(task_union) != STACKSIZE())) {
> >                 error(WARNING, "\nnon-standard stack size: %ld\n",
> >                         len = SIZE(task_union));
> >                 machdep->stacksize = len;
> >         } else if (VALID_SIZE(thread_union) &&
> >                 ((len = SIZE(thread_union)) != STACKSIZE()))
> >                 machdep->stacksize = len;
> 
> This is not resized at all, instead VALID_SIZE(thread_union) actually
> fails, I've added the following else to the if statement there :
> 
> +       } else {
> +               if (VALID_SIZE(thread_union)) {
> +               error(WARNING, "WE ARE IN THE ELSE BRANCH: len: %llu 
> thread_union size: %llu STACKSIZE(): %llu\n",
> +                     len, SIZE(thread_union), STACKSIZE());
> +               } else {
> +               error(WARNING, "thread_union is invalid\n");
> +               }
> +       }
> 
> Also doing:
> 
> crash> struct thread_union
> struct: invalid data structure reference: thread_union

BTW, that command should fail -- it should be "union thread_union".
But as you've shown below, it's not finding it in the debuginfo.
 
> So for some reason the thread_union cannot be found by gdb:
> 
> help -o | grep thread_union
>                   thread_union: -1

I can't explain why.  It's still declared in "include/linux/sched.h"
in today's linux-git tree:

  union thread_union {
  #ifndef CONFIG_ARCH_TASK_STRUCT_ON_STACK
          struct task_struct task;
  #endif
  #ifndef CONFIG_THREAD_INFO_IN_TASK
          struct thread_info thread_info;
  #endif
          unsigned long stack[THREAD_SIZE/sizeof(long)];
  };

If you run "gdb vmlinux", does it find it?  For example:

  (gdb) ptype union thread_union
  Python Exception <type 'exceptions.ImportError'> No module named gdb.types: 
  type = union thread_union {
      struct task_struct task;
      unsigned long stack[2048];
  }
  (gdb)

Dave




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