Commit 83e840c7 authored by Naveen N. Rao's avatar Naveen N. Rao Committed by Michael Ellerman

powerpc64/elfv1: Only dereference function descriptor for non-text symbols

Currently, we assume that the function pointer we receive in
ppc_function_entry() points to a function descriptor. However, this is
not always the case. In particular, assembly symbols without the right
annotation do not have an associated function descriptor. Some of these
symbols are added to the kprobe blacklist using _ASM_NOKPROBE_SYMBOL().

When such addresses are subsequently processed through
arch_deref_entry_point() in populate_kprobe_blacklist(), we see the
below errors during bootup:
    [    0.663963] Failed to find blacklist at 7d9b02a648029b6c
    [    0.663970] Failed to find blacklist at a14d03d0394a0001
    [    0.663972] Failed to find blacklist at 7d5302a6f94d0388
    [    0.663973] Failed to find blacklist at 48027d11e8610178
    [    0.663974] Failed to find blacklist at f8010070f8410080
    [    0.663976] Failed to find blacklist at 386100704801f89d
    [    0.663977] Failed to find blacklist at 7d5302a6f94d00b0

Fix this by checking if the function pointer we receive in
ppc_function_entry() already points to kernel text. If so, we just
return it as is. If not, we assume that this is a function descriptor
and proceed to dereference it.
Suggested-by: default avatarNicholas Piggin <npiggin@gmail.com>
Reviewed-by: default avatarNicholas Piggin <npiggin@gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: default avatarNaveen N. Rao <naveen.n.rao@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: default avatarMichael Ellerman <mpe@ellerman.id.au>
parent 3ced8d73
......@@ -83,8 +83,16 @@ static inline unsigned long ppc_function_entry(void *func)
* On PPC64 ABIv1 the function pointer actually points to the
* function's descriptor. The first entry in the descriptor is the
* address of the function text.
*
* However, we may also receive pointer to an assembly symbol. To
* detect that, we first check if the function pointer we receive
* already points to kernel/module text and we only dereference it
* if it doesn't.
*/
return ((func_descr_t *)func)->entry;
if (kernel_text_address((unsigned long)func))
return (unsigned long)func;
else
return ((func_descr_t *)func)->entry;
#else
return (unsigned long)func;
#endif
......
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