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authorJosh Poimboeuf <jpoimboe@redhat.com>2018-06-27 17:03:45 -0500
committerIngo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>2018-07-02 09:42:11 +0200
commit08b393d01c88aff27347ed2b1b354eb4db2f1532 (patch)
tree8efc27b734e68a1e669107e24ddaa4f05f10e2b5 /tools/objtool
parent021c91791a5e7e85c567452f1be3e4c2c6cb6063 (diff)
downloadlinux-stericsson-08b393d01c88aff27347ed2b1b354eb4db2f1532.tar.gz
objtool: Support GCC 8 '-fnoreorder-functions'
Since the following commit: cd77849a69cf ("objtool: Fix GCC 8 cold subfunction detection for aliased functions") ... if the kernel is built with EXTRA_CFLAGS='-fno-reorder-functions', objtool can get stuck in an infinite loop. That flag causes the new GCC 8 cold subfunctions to be placed in .text instead of .text.unlikely. But it also has an unfortunate quirk: in the symbol table, the subfunction (e.g., nmi_panic.cold.7) is nested inside the parent (nmi_panic). That function overlap confuses objtool, and causes it to get into an infinite loop in next_insn_same_func(). Here's Allan's description of the loop: "Objtool iterates through the instructions in nmi_panic using next_insn_same_func. Once it reaches the end of nmi_panic at 0x534 it jumps to 0x528 as that's the start of nmi_panic.cold.7. However, since the instructions starting at 0x528 are still associated with nmi_panic objtool will get stuck in a loop, continually jumping back to 0x528 after reaching 0x534." Fix it by shortening the length of the parent function so that the functions no longer overlap. Reported-and-analyzed-by: Allan Xavier <allan.x.xavier@oracle.com> Signed-off-by: Josh Poimboeuf <jpoimboe@redhat.com> Cc: Allan Xavier <allan.x.xavier@oracle.com> Cc: Andy Lutomirski <luto@kernel.org> Cc: Borislav Petkov <bp@alien8.de> Cc: Brian Gerst <brgerst@gmail.com> Cc: Denys Vlasenko <dvlasenk@redhat.com> Cc: H. Peter Anvin <hpa@zytor.com> Cc: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org> Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org> Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de> Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/9e704c52bee651129b036be14feda317ae5606ae.1530136978.git.jpoimboe@redhat.com Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'tools/objtool')
-rw-r--r--tools/objtool/elf.c41
1 files changed, 28 insertions, 13 deletions
diff --git a/tools/objtool/elf.c b/tools/objtool/elf.c
index 4e60e105583e..0d1acb704f64 100644
--- a/tools/objtool/elf.c
+++ b/tools/objtool/elf.c
@@ -302,19 +302,34 @@ static int read_symbols(struct elf *elf)
continue;
sym->pfunc = sym->cfunc = sym;
coldstr = strstr(sym->name, ".cold.");
- if (coldstr) {
- coldstr[0] = '\0';
- pfunc = find_symbol_by_name(elf, sym->name);
- coldstr[0] = '.';
-
- if (!pfunc) {
- WARN("%s(): can't find parent function",
- sym->name);
- goto err;
- }
-
- sym->pfunc = pfunc;
- pfunc->cfunc = sym;
+ if (!coldstr)
+ continue;
+
+ coldstr[0] = '\0';
+ pfunc = find_symbol_by_name(elf, sym->name);
+ coldstr[0] = '.';
+
+ if (!pfunc) {
+ WARN("%s(): can't find parent function",
+ sym->name);
+ goto err;
+ }
+
+ sym->pfunc = pfunc;
+ pfunc->cfunc = sym;
+
+ /*
+ * Unfortunately, -fnoreorder-functions puts the child
+ * inside the parent. Remove the overlap so we can
+ * have sane assumptions.
+ *
+ * Note that pfunc->len now no longer matches
+ * pfunc->sym.st_size.
+ */
+ if (sym->sec == pfunc->sec &&
+ sym->offset >= pfunc->offset &&
+ sym->offset + sym->len == pfunc->offset + pfunc->len) {
+ pfunc->len -= sym->len;
}
}
}