Commit 3866f217 authored by Fredrik Strupe's avatar Fredrik Strupe Committed by Russell King
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ARM: 8977/1: ptrace: Fix mask for thumb breakpoint hook

call_undef_hook() in traps.c applies the same instr_mask for both 16-bit
and 32-bit thumb instructions. If instr_mask then is only 16 bits wide
(0xffff as opposed to 0xffffffff), the first half-word of 32-bit thumb
instructions will be masked out. This makes the function match 32-bit
thumb instructions where the second half-word is equal to instr_val,
regardless of the first half-word.

The result in this case is that all undefined 32-bit thumb instructions
with the second half-word equal to 0xde01 (udf #1

) work as breakpoints
and will raise a SIGTRAP instead of a SIGILL, instead of just the one
intended 16-bit instruction. An example of such an instruction is
0xeaa0de01, which is unallocated according to Arm ARM and should raise a
SIGILL, but instead raises a SIGTRAP.

This patch fixes the issue by setting all the bits in instr_mask, which
will still match the intended 16-bit thumb instruction (where the
upper half is always 0), but not any 32-bit thumb instructions.

Cc: Oleg Nesterov <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarFredrik Strupe <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarRussell King <>
parent 513149cb
......@@ -219,8 +219,8 @@ static struct undef_hook arm_break_hook = {
static struct undef_hook thumb_break_hook = {
.instr_mask = 0xffff,
.instr_val = 0xde01,
.instr_mask = 0xffffffff,
.instr_val = 0x0000de01,
.cpsr_mask = PSR_T_BIT,
.cpsr_val = PSR_T_BIT,
.fn = break_trap,
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