On Wed, Feb 14, 2018 at 7:17 PM, Andy Lutomirski <l...@kernel.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 14, 2018 at 6:21 PM, Dominik Brodowski
> <li...@dominikbrodowski.net> wrote:
>> Moving the switch to IRQ stack from the interrupt macro to the helper
>> function requires some trickery: All ENTER_IRQ_STACK really cares about
>> is where the "original" stack -- meaning the GP registers etc. -- is
>> stored. Therefore, we need to offset the stored RSP value by 8 whenever
>> ENTER_IRQ_STACK is called from within a function. In such cases, and
>> after switching to the IRQ stack, we need to push the "original" return
>> address (i.e. the return address from the call to the interrupt entry
>> function) to the IRQ stack.
>>
>> This trickery allows us to carve another 1k from the text size:
>>
>>    text    data     bss     dec     hex filename
>>   17905       0       0   17905    45f1 entry_64.o-orig
>>   16897       0       0   16897    4201 entry_64.o
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Dominik Brodowski <li...@dominikbrodowski.net>
>> ---
>>  arch/x86/entry/entry_64.S | 53 
>> +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++----------------
>>  1 file changed, 35 insertions(+), 18 deletions(-)
>>
>> diff --git a/arch/x86/entry/entry_64.S b/arch/x86/entry/entry_64.S
>> index de8a0da0d347..3046b12a1acb 100644
>> --- a/arch/x86/entry/entry_64.S
>> +++ b/arch/x86/entry/entry_64.S
>> @@ -449,10 +449,18 @@ END(irq_entries_start)
>>   *
>>   * The invariant is that, if irq_count != -1, then the IRQ stack is in use.
>>   */
>> -.macro ENTER_IRQ_STACK regs=1 old_rsp
>> +.macro ENTER_IRQ_STACK regs=1 old_rsp save_ret=0
>>         DEBUG_ENTRY_ASSERT_IRQS_OFF
>>         movq    %rsp, \old_rsp
>>
>> +       .if \save_ret
>> +       /*
>> +        * If save_ret is set, the original stack contains one additional
>> +        * entry -- the return address.
>> +        */
>> +       addq    $8, \old_rsp
>> +       .endif
>> +
>
> This is a bit alarming in that you now have live data below RSP.  For
> x86_32, this would be a big no-no due to NMI.  For x86_64, it might
> still be bad if there are code paths where NMI is switched to non-IST
> temporarily, which was the case at some point and might still be the
> case.  (I think it is.)  Remember that the x86_64 *kernel* ABI has no
> red zone.
>
> It also means that, if you manage to hit vmalloc_fault() in here when
> you touch the IRQ stack, you're dead.  IOW you hit:
>
>         movq    \old_rsp, PER_CPU_VAR(irq_stack_union + IRQ_STACK_SIZE - 8)
>
> which gets #PF and eats your return pointer.  Debugging this will be
> quite nasty because you'll only hit it on really huge systems after a
> thread gets migrated, and even then only if you get unlucky on your
> stack alignment.
>
> So can you find another way to do this?

It's adding 8 to the temp register, not %rsp.

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Brian Gerst

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