Commit 4b660fcb authored by Ravi Bangoria's avatar Ravi Bangoria Committed by Greg Kroah-Hartman
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powerpc/perf: Fix oops when kthread execs user process

commit bf05fc25 upstream.

When a kthread calls call_usermodehelper() the steps are:
  1. allocate current->mm
  2. load_elf_binary()
  3. populate current->thread.regs

While doing this, interrupts are not disabled. If there is a perf
interrupt in the middle of this process (i.e. step 1 has completed
but not yet reached to step 3) and if perf tries to read userspace
regs, kernel oops with following log:

  Unable to handle kernel paging request for data at address 0x00000000
  Faulting instruction address: 0xc0000000000da0fc
  ...
  Call Trace:
  perf_output_sample_regs+0x6c/0xd0
  perf_output_sample+0x4e4/0x830
  perf_event_output_forward+0x64/0x90
  __perf_event_overflow+0x8c/0x1e0
  record_and_restart+0x220/0x5c0
  perf_event_interrupt+0x2d8/0x4d0
  performance_monitor_exception+0x54/0x70
  performance_monitor_common+0x158/0x160
  --- interrupt: f01 at avtab_search_node+0x150/0x1a0
      LR = avtab_search_node+0x100/0x1a0
  ...
  load_elf_binary+0x6e8/0x15a0
  search_binary_handler+0xe8/0x290
  do_execveat_common.isra.14+0x5f4/0x840
  call_usermodehelper_exec_async+0x170/0x210
  ret_from_kernel_thread+0x5c/0x7c

Fix it by setting abi to PERF_SAMPLE_REGS_ABI_NONE when userspace
pt_regs are not set.

Fixes: ed4a4ef8

 ("powerpc/perf: Add support for sampling interrupt register state")
Signed-off-by: default avatarRavi Bangoria <ravi.bangoria@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
Acked-by: default avatarNaveen N. Rao <naveen.n.rao@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: default avatarMichael Ellerman <mpe@ellerman.id.au>
Signed-off-by: default avatarGreg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
parent 3d6848e4
......@@ -100,5 +100,6 @@ void perf_get_regs_user(struct perf_regs *regs_user,
struct pt_regs *regs_user_copy)
{
regs_user->regs = task_pt_regs(current);
regs_user->abi = perf_reg_abi(current);
regs_user->abi = (regs_user->regs) ? perf_reg_abi(current) :
PERF_SAMPLE_REGS_ABI_NONE;
}
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