[PATCH 1/2] arm64: Blacklist non-kprobe-able symbols

Masami Hiramatsu masami.hiramatsu.pt at hitachi.com
Mon Jul 6 04:56:59 PDT 2015

On 2015/07/06 19:48, Pratyush Anand wrote:
> On 06/07/2015:10:03:24 AM, Will Deacon wrote:
>> On Mon, Jul 06, 2015 at 06:03:21AM +0100, Pratyush Anand wrote:
>>> Add all function symbols which are called from do_debug_exception under
>>> NOKPROBE_SYMBOL, as they can not kprobed.
>> It's a shame this has to be so manual, but I suppose it's done on a
>> best-effort basis to catch broken probe placement.
>> If we miss a function and somebody probes it, do we just get stuck in a
>> recursive exception, or could we print something suggesting that a symbol
>> be annotated as NOKPROBE?
> In some cases we land into a recursive reenter_kprobe:
> echo "p kfree" > /sys/kernel/debug/tracing/kprobe_events
> echo "p single_step_handler" >> /sys/kernel/debug/tracing/kprobe_events
> echo 1 >  /sys/kernel/debug/tracing/events/enable
> [  116.904194] BUG: failure at
> .../arch/arm64/kernel/kprobes.c:288/reenter_kprobe()!
> In some other 
> echo "p kfree" > /sys/kernel/debug/tracing/kprobe_events
> echo "p el0_sync" >> /sys/kernel/debug/tracing/kprobe_events
> echo 1 >  /sys/kernel/debug/tracing/events/enable
> Infinite loop of:
> [  142.731336] Unexpected kernel single-step exception at EL1
> In 1st case currently only address is printed.
> pr_warn("Unrecoverable kprobe detected at %p.\n", p->addr);
> So, while in 1st case we may also print name of symbol, we can not do
> much in second case.

Ah, that's a good point of aarch64 :)

> Now, I am running some test with all the symbols in /proc/kallsyms and
> I noticed that there might be few more symbols which may not allow
> kprobing. So, may be I will resend this series with updates.

Sounds good to me :)

Thank you for testing!

Linux Technology Research Center, System Productivity Research Dept.
Center for Technology Innovation - Systems Engineering
Hitachi, Ltd., Research & Development Group
E-mail: masami.hiramatsu.pt at hitachi.com

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