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Date:   Mon, 17 Feb 2020 19:27:35 +0900
From:   Masami Hiramatsu <mhiramat@...nel.org>
To:     Christophe Leroy <christophe.leroy@....fr>
Cc:     Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@...nel.crashing.org>,
        Paul Mackerras <paulus@...ba.org>,
        Michael Ellerman <mpe@...erman.id.au>,
        Larry Finger <Larry.Finger@...inger.net>,
        "Naveen N. Rao" <naveen.n.rao@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, linuxppc-dev@...ts.ozlabs.org,
        stable@...nel.vger.org,
        Anil S Keshavamurthy <anil.s.keshavamurthy@...el.com>,
        "David S. Miller" <davem@...emloft.net>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] powerpc/kprobes: Fix trap address when trap happened in
 real mode

On Mon, 17 Feb 2020 10:03:22 +0100
Christophe Leroy <christophe.leroy@....fr> wrote:

> 
> 
> Le 16/02/2020 à 13:34, Masami Hiramatsu a écrit :
> > On Sat, 15 Feb 2020 11:28:49 +0100
> > Christophe Leroy <christophe.leroy@....fr> wrote:
> > 
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> Le 14/02/2020 à 14:54, Masami Hiramatsu a écrit :
> >>> Hi,
> >>>
> >>> On Fri, 14 Feb 2020 12:47:49 +0000 (UTC)
> >>> Christophe Leroy <christophe.leroy@....fr> wrote:
> >>>
> >>>> When a program check exception happens while MMU translation is
> >>>> disabled, following Oops happens in kprobe_handler() in the following
> >>>> test:
> >>>>
> >>>> 		} else if (*addr != BREAKPOINT_INSTRUCTION) {
> >>>
> >>> Thanks for the report and patch. I'm not so sure about powerpc implementation
> >>> but at where the MMU translation is disabled, can the handler work correctly?
> >>> (And where did you put the probe on?)
> >>>
> >>> Your fix may fix this Oops, but if the handler needs special care, it is an
> >>> option to blacklist such place (if possible).
> >>
> >> I guess that's another story. Here we are not talking about a place
> >> where kprobe has been illegitimately activated, but a place where there
> >> is a valid trap, which generated a valid 'program check exception'. And
> >> kprobe was off at that time.
> > 
> > Ah, I got it. It is not a kprobe breakpoint, but to check that correctly,
> > it has to know the address where the breakpoint happens. OK.
> > 
> >>
> >> As any 'program check exception' due to a trap (ie a BUG_ON, a WARN_ON,
> >> a debugger breakpoint, a perf breakpoint, etc...) calls
> >> kprobe_handler(), kprobe_handler() must be prepared to handle the case
> >> where the MMU translation is disabled, even if probes are not supposed
> >> to be set for functions running with MMU translation disabled.
> > 
> > Can't we check the MMU is disabled there (as same as checking the exception
> > happened in user space or not)?
> > 
> 
> What do you mean by 'there' ? At the entry of kprobe_handler() ?
> 
> That's what my patch does, it checks whether MMU is disabled or not. If 
> it is, it converts the address to a virtual address.
> 
> Do you mean kprobe_handler() should bail out early as it does when the 
> trap happens in user mode ?

Yes, that is what I meant.

> Of course we can do that, I don't know 
> enough about kprobe to know if kprobe_handler() should manage events 
> that happened in real-mode or just ignore them. But I tested adding an 
> event on a function that runs in real-mode, and it (now) works.
> 
> So, what should we do really ?

I'm not sure how the powerpc kernel runs in real mode.
But clearly, at least kprobe event can not handle that case because
it tries to access memory by probe_kernel_read(). Unless that function
correctly handles the address translation, I want to prohibit kprobes
on such address.

So what I would like to see is, something like below.

diff --git a/arch/powerpc/kernel/kprobes.c b/arch/powerpc/kernel/kprobes.c
index 2d27ec4feee4..4771be152416 100644
--- a/arch/powerpc/kernel/kprobes.c
+++ b/arch/powerpc/kernel/kprobes.c
@@ -261,7 +261,7 @@ int kprobe_handler(struct pt_regs *regs)
        unsigned int *addr = (unsigned int *)regs->nip;
        struct kprobe_ctlblk *kcb;
 
-       if (user_mode(regs))
+       if (user_mode(regs) || !(regs->msr & MSR_IR))
                return 0;
 
        /*


Thank you,

-- 
Masami Hiramatsu <mhiramat@...nel.org>

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