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Date:   Fri, 17 Jul 2020 09:04:25 -0500
From:   Josh Poimboeuf <>
        Peter Zijlstra <>,
        Wang ShaoBo <>
Subject: [PATCH 1/2] x86/unwind/orc: Fix ORC for newly forked tasks

The ORC unwinder fails to unwind newly forked tasks which haven't yet
run on the CPU.  It correctly reads the 'ret_from_fork' instruction
pointer from the stack, but it incorrectly interprets that value as a
call stack address rather than a "signal" one, so the address gets
incorrectly decremented in the call to orc_find(), resulting in bad ORC

Fix it by forcing 'ret_from_fork' frames to be signal frames.

Reported-by: Wang ShaoBo <>
Signed-off-by: Josh Poimboeuf <>
 arch/x86/kernel/unwind_orc.c | 8 ++++++--
 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/unwind_orc.c b/arch/x86/kernel/unwind_orc.c
index 7f969b2d240f..ec88bbe08a32 100644
--- a/arch/x86/kernel/unwind_orc.c
+++ b/arch/x86/kernel/unwind_orc.c
@@ -440,8 +440,11 @@ bool unwind_next_frame(struct unwind_state *state)
 	 * Find the orc_entry associated with the text address.
-	 * Decrement call return addresses by one so they work for sibling
-	 * calls and calls to noreturn functions.
+	 * For a call frame (as opposed to a signal frame), state->ip points to
+	 * the instruction after the call.  That instruction's stack layout
+	 * could be different from the call instruction's layout, for example
+	 * if the call was to a noreturn function.  So get the ORC data for the
+	 * call instruction itself.
 	orc = orc_find(state->signal ? state->ip : state->ip - 1);
 	if (!orc) {
@@ -662,6 +665,7 @@ void __unwind_start(struct unwind_state *state, struct task_struct *task,
 		state->sp = task->thread.sp;
 		state->bp = READ_ONCE_NOCHECK(frame->bp);
 		state->ip = READ_ONCE_NOCHECK(frame->ret_addr);
+		state->signal = (void *)state->ip == ret_from_fork;
 	if (get_stack_info((unsigned long *)state->sp, state->task,

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