[RFC PATCH] arm64/ftrace: support dynamically allocated trampolines

chengjian (D) cj.chengjian at huawei.com
Sun Jan 12 22:18:14 PST 2020


On 2020/1/10 20:12, Mark Rutland wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 10, 2020 at 07:28:17PM +0800, chengjian (D) wrote:
>> On 2020/1/10 0:48, Mark Rutland wrote:
>>> On Thu, Jan 09, 2020 at 02:27:36PM +0000, Cheng Jian wrote:
>>>> +	/*
>>>> +	 * Update the trampoline ops REF
>>>> +	 *
>>>> +	 * OLD INSNS : ldr_l x2, function_trace_op
>>>> +	 *	adrp	x2, sym
>>>> +	 *	ldr	x2, [x2, :lo12:\sym]
>>>> +	 *
>>>> +	 * NEW INSNS:
>>>> +	 *	nop
>>>> +	 *	ldr x2, <ftrace_ops>
>>>> +	 */
>>>> +	op_offset -= start_offset_common;
>>>> +	ip = (unsigned long)trampoline + caller_size + op_offset;
>>>> +	nop = aarch64_insn_gen_nop();
>>>> +	memcpy((void *)ip, &nop, AARCH64_INSN_SIZE);
>>>> +
>>>> +	op_offset += AARCH64_INSN_SIZE;
>>>> +	ip = (unsigned long)trampoline + caller_size + op_offset;
>>>> +	offset = (unsigned long)ptr - ip;
>>>> +	if (WARN_ON(offset % AARCH64_INSN_SIZE != 0))
>>>> +		goto free;
>>>> +	offset = offset / AARCH64_INSN_SIZE;
>>>> +	pc_ldr |= (offset & mask) << shift;
>>>> +	memcpy((void *)ip, &pc_ldr, AARCH64_INSN_SIZE);
>>> I think it would be much better to have a separate template for the
>>> trampoline which we don't have to patch in this way. It can even be
>>> placed into a non-executable RO section, since the template shouldn't be
>>> executed directly.
>> A separate template !
>>
>> This may be a good way, and I think the patching here is very HACK too(Not
>> very friendly).
>>
>> I had thought of other ways before, similar to the method on X86_64,
>> remove the ftrace_common(), directly modifying
>> ftrace_caller/ftrace_reg_caller, We will only need to copy the code
>> once in this way, and these is no need to modify call ftrace_common to
>> NOP.
>>
>> Using a trampoline template sounds great. but this also means that we
>> need to aintain a template(or maybe two templates: one for caller,
>> another for regs_caller).
>>
>> Hi, Mark, what do you think about it ?
> I think that having two templates is fine. We can factor
> ftrace_common_return into a macro mirroring ftrace_regs_entry, and I
> suspect we can probably figure out some way to factor the common
> portion.
>
> Thanks,
> Mark.
>
> .


OK, I will do it.

Thank you, Mark.



   --Cheng Jian





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