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Date:	Sun, 26 Feb 2012 21:47:55 +0530
From:	Siddhesh Poyarekar <>
Cc:	KOSAKI Motohiro <>,, Jamie Lokier <>,
	Mike Frysinger <>,
	Andrew Morton <>,
	Thomas Gleixner <>,
	Ingo Molnar <>,
	"H. Peter Anvin" <>,
	Siddhesh Poyarekar <>
Subject: [PATCH] x86_64: Record stack pointer before task execution begins

task->thread.usersp is unusable immediately after a binary is exec()'d
until it undergoes a context switch cycle. The start_thread() function
called during execve() saves the stack pointer into pt_regs and into
old_rsp, but fails to record it into task->thread.usersp.

Because of this, KSTK_ESP(task) returns an incorrect value for a
64-bit program until the task is switched out and back in since
switch_to swaps %rsp values in and out into task->thread.usersp.

Signed-off-by: Siddhesh Poyarekar <>
 arch/x86/kernel/process_64.c |    1 +
 1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/process_64.c b/arch/x86/kernel/process_64.c
index 9b9fe4a..702a3b9 100644
--- a/arch/x86/kernel/process_64.c
+++ b/arch/x86/kernel/process_64.c
@@ -341,6 +341,7 @@ start_thread_common(struct pt_regs *regs, unsigned long new_ip,
 	loadsegment(es, _ds);
 	loadsegment(ds, _ds);
+	current->thread.usersp	= new_sp;
 	regs->ip		= new_ip;
 	regs->sp		= new_sp;
 	percpu_write(old_rsp, new_sp);

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