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Date:	Thu, 19 Jun 2014 16:26:06 +0900
From:	Masami Hiramatsu <masami.hiramatsu.pt@...achi.com>
To:	"Suzuki K. Poulose" <suzuki@...ibm.com>
Cc:	Michael Ellerman <mpe@...erman.id.au>,
	Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@...nel.crashing.org>,
	Tony Luck <tony.luck@...il.com>,
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	Jeremy Fitzhardinge <jeremy@...p.org>,
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	"David S. Miller" <davem@...emloft.net>
Subject: Re: Re: [RFT PATCH -next v3] [BUGFIX] kprobes: Fix "Failed to
 find blacklist" error on ia64 and ppc64

(2014/06/19 15:40), Suzuki K. Poulose wrote:
> On 06/19/2014 10:22 AM, Masami Hiramatsu wrote:
>> (2014/06/19 10:30), Michael Ellerman wrote:
>>> On Wed, 2014-06-18 at 17:46 +0900, Masami Hiramatsu wrote:
>>>> (2014/06/18 16:56), Michael Ellerman wrote:
>>>>> On Fri, 2014-06-06 at 15:38 +0900, Masami Hiramatsu wrote:
>>>>>> Ping?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I guess this should go to 3.16 branch, shouldn't it?
>>>>>
>>>>>>> diff --git a/arch/powerpc/include/asm/types.h b/arch/powerpc/include/asm/types.h
>>>>>>> index bfb6ded..8b89d65 100644
>>>>>>> --- a/arch/powerpc/include/asm/types.h
>>>>>>> +++ b/arch/powerpc/include/asm/types.h
>>>>>>> @@ -25,6 +25,17 @@ typedef struct {
>>>>>>>  	unsigned long env;
>>>>>>>  } func_descr_t;
>>>>>>>  
>>>>>>> +#if defined(CONFIG_PPC64) && (!defined(_CALL_ELF) || _CALL_ELF == 1)
>>>>>>> +/*
>>>>>>> + * On PPC64 ABIv1 the function pointer actually points to the
>>>>>>> + * function's descriptor. The first entry in the descriptor is the
>>>>>>> + * address of the function text.
>>>>>>> + */
>>>>>>> +#define function_entry(fn)	(((func_descr_t *)(fn))->entry)
>>>>>>> +#else
>>>>>>> +#define function_entry(fn)	((unsigned long)(fn))
>>>>>>> +#endif
>>>>>
>>>>> We already have ppc_function_entry(), can't you use that?
>>>>
>>>> I'd like to ask you whether the address which ppc_function_entry() returns on
>>>> PPC ABIv2 is really same address in kallsyms or not.
>>>> As you can see, kprobes uses function_entry() to get the actual entry address
>>>> where kallsyms knows. I have not much information about that, but it seems that
>>>> the "global entry point" is the address which kallsyms knows, isn't it?
>>>
>>> OK. I'm not sure off the top of my head which address kallsyms knows about, but
>>> yes it's likely that it is the global entry point.
>>>
>>> I recently sent a patch to add ppc_global_function_entry(), because we need it
>>> in the ftrace code. Once that is merged you could use that.
>>
>> Yeah, I could use that. But since this is used in arch-independent code (e.g. IA64
>> needs similar macro), I think we'd better define function_entry() in asm/types.h for
>> general use (for kallsyms), and rename ppc_function_entry to local_function_entry()
>> in asm/code-patching.h.
>>
>>
>>> How do you hit the original problem, you don't actually specify in your commit
>>> message? Something with kprobes obviously, but what exactly? I'll try and
>>> reproduce it here.
>>
>> Ah, those messages should be shown in dmesg when booting if it doesn't work,
>> because the messages are printed by initialization process of kprobe blacklist.
>> So, reproducing it is just enabling CONFIG_KPROBES and boot it.
> Well,  we don't get those messages on Power, since the kallsyms has the
> entries for ".function_name". The correct way to verify is, either  :

Hmm, that seems another issue on powerpc. Is that expected(and designed)
behavior? And if so, how I can verify when initializing blacklist?
(should I better use kallsyms_lookup() and kallsyms_lookup_name() for
verification?)

Thank you,

> 
> 1) Dump the black_list via xmon ( see :
> https://lkml.org/lkml/2014/5/29/893 ) and verify the entries.
> 
> or
> 
> 2) Issue a kprobe on a black listed entry and hit a success,(which we
> will, since we don't check the actual function address).
> 
> Thanks
> Suzuki
> 
> 
>>
>> Thank you,
>>
-- 
Masami HIRAMATSU
Software Platform Research Dept. Linux Technology Research Center
Hitachi, Ltd., Yokohama Research Laboratory
E-mail: masami.hiramatsu.pt@...achi.com


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