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From: Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org>
To: "chengjian (D)" <cj.chengjian@huawei.com>
Cc: <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>, <huawei.libin@huawei.com>,
	<xiexiuqi@huawei.com>, <mingo@redhat.com>,
	<bobo.shaobowang@huawei.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] ftrace: enable trampoline when rec count decrement to one
Date: Wed, 8 May 2019 12:53:37 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20190508125337.37777a2f@gandalf.local.home> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <e45dec40-d068-be47-7cbb-1b897e48c306@huawei.com>

On Wed, 8 May 2019 23:02:33 +0800
"chengjian (D)" <cj.chengjian@huawei.com> wrote:

> function tracer uses ftrace_caller() and livepatch uses 
> ftrace_regs_caller().
> 
> I can modify my testcase to trigger this race condition.
> 
> 
> #enable livepatch
> insmod klp_unshare_files.ko
> cat /sys/kernel/debug/tracing/enabled_functions
>          unshare_files (1) R I	tramp: 0xffffffffc0008000 (klp_ftrace_handler+0x0/0xa0) ->ftrace_ops_assist_func+0x0/0xf0
> [NOW, the rec caller is ftracer_regs_caller TRAMPOLINE]
> 
> #function tracer
> echo unshare_files > /sys/kernel/debug/tracing/set_ftrace_filter
> echo function > /sys/kernel/debug/tracing/current_tracer
> cat /sys/kernel/debug/tracing/enabled_functions
>          unshare_files (2) R I ->ftrace_ops_list_func+0x0/0x170
> [NOW, the rec caller is ftracer_regs_caller]
> 
> 
> # disable livepatch
> echo 0 > /sys/kernel/livepatch/klp_unshare_files/enabled
> rmmod klp_unshare_files
> 
> 
> cat /sys/kernel/debug/tracing/enabled_functions
>          unshare_files (1)    	tramp: 0xffffffffc0005000 (function_trace_call+0x0/0x120) ->function_trace_call+0x0/0x120
> [NOW, the rec caller is ftrace_caller TRAMPOLINE]
> 
> So, the caller switch from regs caller back to non regs caller
> when disable the livepatch. Could this testcase cause the race
> condition ? BUT, Nothing happened here.
> 
> What will happen when the race triggers ? What can I do.
> 

I still can't think of it. But since the merge window already opened,
I'd like to have this patch sit in linux-next for a bit. That is, I
would wait to pull it in for the next merge window, and not this one.

-- Steve

      reply	other threads:[~2019-05-08 16:53 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-05-04 11:39 Cheng Jian
2019-05-05 19:34 ` Steven Rostedt
2019-05-08 15:02   ` chengjian (D)
2019-05-08 16:53     ` Steven Rostedt [this message]

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