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From: Harvey Harrison <harvey.harrison@gmail.com>
To: Pekka Paalanen <pq@iki.fi>, Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, Jan Beulich <jbeulich@novell.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] x86: Add a list for custom page fault handlers.
Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2008 18:28:22 -0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <1201660102.8837.9.camel@brick> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20080127185238.4bcac54b@daedalus.pq.iki.fi>

From: Pekka Paalanen <pq@iki.fi>

Provides kernel modules a way to register custom page fault handlers.
On every page fault, except those handled in vmalloc_fault(), this will
call a list of registered functions. The functions may handle the fault
and force do_page_fault() to return immediately.

This functionality is similar to the now removed page fault notifiers.
Custom page fault handlers are used by debugging and reverse engineering
tools. Mmio-trace is one such tool and a patch to add it into the tree
will follow.

The custom page fault handlers are called from the exact same points in
do_page_fault() as the page fault notifiers were.

Signed-off-by: Pekka Paalanen <pq@iki.fi>
Signed-off-by: Harvey Harrison <harvey.harrison@gmail.com>
---
Ingo, ported Pekka's patch to current x86.git for review.  I have not
incorporated the RCU comments from Peter Zjistra, but I have folded
some of the static functions into on handle_custom_pf function that
will match the handle_kprobe_fault helper that will be ready for
RC1.

Harvey

 arch/x86/Kconfig.debug |    9 ++++++++
 arch/x86/mm/fault.c    |   51
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 2 files changed, 60 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

diff --git a/arch/x86/Kconfig.debug b/arch/x86/Kconfig.debug
index 2e1e3af..9b44bc5 100644
--- a/arch/x86/Kconfig.debug
+++ b/arch/x86/Kconfig.debug
@@ -225,4 +225,13 @@ config CPA_DEBUG
 	help
 	  Do change_page_attr self tests at boot.
 
+config PAGE_FAULT_HANDLERS
+	bool "Custom page fault handlers"
+	depends on DEBUG_KERNEL
+	help
+	  Allow the use of custom page fault handlers. A kernel module may
+	  register a function that is called on every page fault not handled
+	  for vmalloc. Custom handlers are used by some debugging and reverse
+	  engineering tools.
+
 endmenu
diff --git a/arch/x86/mm/fault.c b/arch/x86/mm/fault.c
index e28cc52..c6c8164 100644
--- a/arch/x86/mm/fault.c
+++ b/arch/x86/mm/fault.c
@@ -49,6 +49,54 @@
 #define PF_RSVD		(1<<3)
 #define PF_INSTR	(1<<4)
 
+#ifdef CONFIG_PAGE_FAULT_HANDLERS
+static HLIST_HEAD(pf_handlers); /* protected by RCU */
+static DEFINE_SPINLOCK(pf_handlers_writer);
+
+void register_page_fault_handler(struct pf_handler *new_pfh)
+{
+	spin_lock(&pf_handlers_writer);
+	hlist_add_head_rcu(&new_pfh->hlist, &pf_handlers);
+	spin_unlock(&pf_handlers_writer);
+}
+EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(register_page_fault_handler);
+
+void unregister_page_fault_handler(struct pf_handler *old_pfh)
+{
+	might_sleep();
+	spin_lock(&pf_handlers_writer);
+	hlist_del_rcu(&old_pfh->hlist);
+	spin_unlock(&pf_handlers_writer);
+	synchronize_rcu();
+}
+EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(unregister_page_fault_handler);
+#endif
+
+/* returns non-zero if do_page_fault() should return */
+static int handle_custom_pf(struct pt_regs *regs, unsigned long
error_code,
+			    unsigned long address)
+{
+#ifdef CONFIG_PAGE_FAULT_HANDLERS
+	int ret = 0;
+	struct pf_handler *cur;
+	struct hlist_node *ncur;
+
+	if (hlist_empty(&pf_handlers))
+		return 0;
+
+	rcu_read_lock();
+	hlist_for_each_entry_rcu(cur, ncur, &pf_handlers, hlist) {
+		ret = cur->handler(regs, error_code, address);
+		if (ret)
+			break;
+	}
+	rcu_read_unlock();
+	return ret;
+#else
+	return 0;
+#endif
+}
+
 static inline int notify_page_fault(struct pt_regs *regs)
 {
 #ifdef CONFIG_KPROBES
@@ -588,6 +636,9 @@ void __kprobes do_page_fault(struct pt_regs *regs,
unsigned long error_code)
 	if (notify_page_fault(regs))
 		return;
 
+	if (handle_custom_pf(regs, error_code, address))
+		return;
+
 	/*
 	 * We fault-in kernel-space virtual memory on-demand. The
 	 * 'reference' page table is init_mm.pgd.
-- 
1.5.4.rc4.1142.gf5a97




  parent reply	other threads:[~2008-01-30  2:28 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 43+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-01-27 16:52 Pekka Paalanen
2008-01-27 17:55 ` [RFC PATCH] x86: mmiotrace - trace memory mapped IO Pekka Paalanen
2008-01-30 22:39   ` Pekka Paalanen
2008-01-27 19:29 ` [PATCH] x86: Add a list for custom page fault handlers Ingo Molnar
2008-01-27 21:03 ` Peter Zijlstra
2008-01-30  2:28 ` Harvey Harrison [this message]
2008-01-30  2:34   ` Harvey Harrison
2008-01-30 18:08     ` Pekka Paalanen
2008-01-31 15:07       ` Ingo Molnar
2008-01-31 16:02         ` [PATCH v2] " Pekka Paalanen
2008-01-31 16:15           ` Arjan van de Ven
2008-02-03  6:55             ` Pekka Paalanen
2008-02-03  7:03               ` Ingo Molnar
2008-02-03 21:40                 ` Pekka Paalanen
2008-02-05 20:28                 ` [PATCH 1/4] x86 mmiotrace: use lookup_address() Pekka Paalanen
2008-02-05 20:30                   ` [PATCH 2/4] x86 mmiotrace: fix relay-buffer-full flag for SMP Pekka Paalanen
2008-02-05 20:44                     ` Eric Dumazet
2008-02-05 21:14                       ` Pekka Paalanen
2008-02-05 21:35                         ` Eric Dumazet
2008-02-09 17:53                           ` [PATCH] x86 mmiotrace: Use percpu instead of arrays Pekka Paalanen
2008-02-05 20:31                   ` [PATCH 3/4] x86 mmiotrace: comment about user space ABI Pekka Paalanen
2008-02-05 20:39                   ` [PATCH 4/4] x86 mmiotrace: move files into arch/x86/mm/ Pekka Paalanen
2008-02-06  3:02                     ` Randy Dunlap
2008-02-09 11:21                       ` Pekka Paalanen
2008-02-07 12:53                     ` Ingo Molnar
2008-02-07 12:56                       ` Christoph Hellwig
2008-02-09 17:52                         ` [RFC PATCH] x86: explicit call to mmiotrace in do_page_fault() Pekka Paalanen
2008-02-09 18:01                           ` Arjan van de Ven
2008-02-09 18:23                             ` Pekka Paalanen
2008-02-09 18:56                               ` Pekka Enberg
2008-02-09 19:11                                 ` Pekka Paalanen
2008-02-09 19:19                                   ` Pekka Enberg
2008-02-09 18:39                             ` Peter Zijlstra
2008-02-09 18:39                           ` Peter Zijlstra
2008-02-10 18:05                             ` [RFC PATCH v2] " Pekka Paalanen
2008-02-11  2:12                               ` Pavel Roskin
2008-02-11 18:04                                 ` Pekka Paalanen
2008-02-06  5:00                   ` [PATCH 1/4] x86 mmiotrace: use lookup_address() Christoph Hellwig
2008-02-07 12:52                     ` Ingo Molnar
2008-01-31 16:16           ` [RFC PATCH v2] x86: mmiotrace - trace memory mapped IO Pekka Paalanen
2008-01-31 16:29             ` Arjan van de Ven
2008-02-03  7:21               ` Pekka Paalanen
2008-01-30 18:20 ` [PATCH] x86: Add a list for custom page fault handlers Arjan van de Ven

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