[Makedumpfile PATCH 0/2] Fix refiltering when kaslr enabled
panand at redhat.com
Mon May 22 20:57:39 PDT 2017
Thanks a lot for testing it.
On Tuesday 23 May 2017 08:39 AM, Atsushi Kumagai wrote:
>>>>>>> Thanks for your report, I have received this.
>>>>>>> I'm on vacation until Mar 8, I'll review it when I return from vacation.
>>>>>> Any further comment on it?
>>>>>> Otherwise, I will send a v2 after accommodating concern from Xunlei.
>>>>> Unfortunately, it doesn't seem like I can make time anymore for review this week,
>>>>> but at least this patch doesn't seem to work in my environment (linux 4.8 without kaslr).
>>>>> Do you have any ideas ?
>>>> I see, why it would have caused. I have not tested this case, but I hope my v2
>>>> should not have this issue.
>>> Umm, v2 still doesn't work in my environment...
>>> It seems that I have to investigate this deeper.
>> Hummm, I thought we would see file_vmcoreinfo as NULL in
>> get_kaslr_offset_x86_64() in your case. However, it's not true.
>> I think, it will have to be initialized with NULL in main().
>> Can you please try following fixup on top of this series:
> I found the cause, please see below:
> + find_kaslr_offsets()
> + open_vmcoreinfo()
> + get_kaslr_offset() // set info->kaslr_offset
> + close_vmcoreinfo()
> + resolve_config_entry()
> + get_kaslr_offset() // occur SIGSEGV since info->file_vmcoreinfo is closed
Since info->file_vmcoreinfo is closed,therefore it should be NULL. But
currently, close_vmcoreinfo() does not set it to NULL. We should also set
info->file_vmcoreinfo to NULL in close_vmcoreinfo() apart from main().
> The cause code is in [PATCH v2 1/2],
> diff --git a/erase_info.c b/erase_info.c
> index f2ba914..60abfa1 100644
> --- a/erase_info.c
> +++ b/erase_info.c
> @@ -1088,6 +1088,7 @@ resolve_config_entry(struct config_entry *ce, unsigned long long base_vaddr,
> ce->line, ce->name);
> return FALSE;
> + ce->sym_addr += get_kaslr_offset(ce->sym_addr);
> ce->type_name = get_symbol_type_name(ce->name,
> &ce->size, &ce->type_flag);
> I think we should use info->kaslr_offset instead of get_kaslr_offset(),
> how about you ?
Actually, we are not sure at this point that ce->sym_addr is a kernel linear
address. It could be a module address and that can have different
My intention is to calculate all types of kaslr offsets in
find_kaslr_offsets() very early and then store them in different "info"
elements. Now, whenever we call get_kaslr_offset() we would return right
offset as per the input address.
I have very little idea about x86. So, I have left a TODO to calculate offset
for non-linear addresses.
> BTW, I'm not sure why you didn't meet this issue...
Because, I tested with kaslr kernel, so when get_kaslr_offset(ce->sym_addr)
was called, I already had a valid info->kaslr_offset.
So, what about following fixup
diff --git a/makedumpfile.c b/makedumpfile.c
index 57235690569e..4986d098d69a 100644
@@ -8685,6 +8685,7 @@ close_vmcoreinfo(void)
if(fclose(info->file_vmcoreinfo) < 0)
ERRMSG("Can't close the vmcoreinfo file(%s). %s\n",
+ info->file_vmcoreinfo = NULL;
@@ -11076,6 +11077,7 @@ main(int argc, char *argv)
+ info->file_vmcoreinfo = NULL;
info->fd_vmlinux = -1;
info->fd_xen_syms = -1;
info->fd_memory = -1;
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