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authorJosh Poimboeuf <jpoimboe@redhat.com>2016-04-14 14:52:24 -0500
committerIngo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>2016-04-15 11:42:13 +0200
commit7e578441a4a3bba2a79426ca0f709c801210d08e (patch)
treeba0a5c34fa911f60a86aec77bf36cd39cf40bace /tools
parent806fdcce017dc98c4dbf8ed001750a0d7d2bb0af (diff)
downloadlinux-sh-7e578441a4a3bba2a79426ca0f709c801210d08e.tar.gz
objtool: Add workaround for GCC switch jump table bug
GCC has a rare quirk, currently only seen in three driver functions in the kernel, and only with certain obscure non-distro configs, which can cause objtool to produce "unreachable instruction" false positive warnings. As part of an optimization, GCC makes a copy of an existing switch jump table, modifies it, and then hard-codes the jump (albeit with an indirect jump) to use a single entry in the table. The rest of the jump table and some of its jump targets remain as dead code. In such a case we can just crudely ignore all unreachable instruction warnings for the entire object file. Ideally we would just ignore them for the function, but that would require redesigning the code quite a bit. And honestly that's just not worth doing: unreachable instruction warnings are of questionable value anyway, and this is a very rare issue. kbuild reports: https://lkml.kernel.org/r/201603231906.LWcVUpxm%25fengguang.wu@intel.com https://lkml.kernel.org/r/201603271114.K9i45biy%25fengguang.wu@intel.com https://lkml.kernel.org/r/201603291058.zuJ6ben1%25fengguang.wu@intel.com GCC bug: https://gcc.gnu.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=70604 Reported-by: kbuild test robot <fengguang.wu@intel.com> Signed-off-by: Josh Poimboeuf <jpoimboe@redhat.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/700fa029bbb0feff34f03ffc69d666a3c3b57a61.1460663532.git.jpoimboe@redhat.com Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'tools')
-rw-r--r--tools/objtool/builtin-check.c53
1 files changed, 41 insertions, 12 deletions
diff --git a/tools/objtool/builtin-check.c b/tools/objtool/builtin-check.c
index 7515cb2e879a..157a0f96d64d 100644
--- a/tools/objtool/builtin-check.c
+++ b/tools/objtool/builtin-check.c
@@ -66,6 +66,7 @@ struct objtool_file {
struct list_head insn_list;
DECLARE_HASHTABLE(insn_hash, 16);
struct section *rodata, *whitelist;
+ bool ignore_unreachables;
};
const char *objname;
@@ -664,13 +665,40 @@ static int add_func_switch_tables(struct objtool_file *file,
text_rela->addend);
/*
- * TODO: Document where this is needed, or get rid of it.
- *
* rare case: jmpq *[addr](%rip)
+ *
+ * This check is for a rare gcc quirk, currently only seen in
+ * three driver functions in the kernel, only with certain
+ * obscure non-distro configs.
+ *
+ * As part of an optimization, gcc makes a copy of an existing
+ * switch jump table, modifies it, and then hard-codes the jump
+ * (albeit with an indirect jump) to use a single entry in the
+ * table. The rest of the jump table and some of its jump
+ * targets remain as dead code.
+ *
+ * In such a case we can just crudely ignore all unreachable
+ * instruction warnings for the entire object file. Ideally we
+ * would just ignore them for the function, but that would
+ * require redesigning the code quite a bit. And honestly
+ * that's just not worth doing: unreachable instruction
+ * warnings are of questionable value anyway, and this is such
+ * a rare issue.
+ *
+ * kbuild reports:
+ * - https://lkml.kernel.org/r/201603231906.LWcVUpxm%25fengguang.wu@intel.com
+ * - https://lkml.kernel.org/r/201603271114.K9i45biy%25fengguang.wu@intel.com
+ * - https://lkml.kernel.org/r/201603291058.zuJ6ben1%25fengguang.wu@intel.com
+ *
+ * gcc bug:
+ * - https://gcc.gnu.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=70604
*/
- if (!rodata_rela)
+ if (!rodata_rela) {
rodata_rela = find_rela_by_dest(file->rodata,
text_rela->addend + 4);
+ if (rodata_rela)
+ file->ignore_unreachables = true;
+ }
if (!rodata_rela)
continue;
@@ -732,9 +760,6 @@ static int decode_sections(struct objtool_file *file)
{
int ret;
- file->whitelist = find_section_by_name(file->elf, "__func_stack_frame_non_standard");
- file->rodata = find_section_by_name(file->elf, ".rodata");
-
ret = decode_instructions(file);
if (ret)
return ret;
@@ -1056,13 +1081,14 @@ static int validate_functions(struct objtool_file *file)
if (insn->visited)
continue;
- if (!ignore_unreachable_insn(func, insn) &&
- !warnings) {
- WARN_FUNC("function has unreachable instruction", insn->sec, insn->offset);
- warnings++;
- }
-
insn->visited = true;
+
+ if (file->ignore_unreachables || warnings ||
+ ignore_unreachable_insn(func, insn))
+ continue;
+
+ WARN_FUNC("function has unreachable instruction", insn->sec, insn->offset);
+ warnings++;
}
}
}
@@ -1133,6 +1159,9 @@ int cmd_check(int argc, const char **argv)
INIT_LIST_HEAD(&file.insn_list);
hash_init(file.insn_hash);
+ file.whitelist = find_section_by_name(file.elf, "__func_stack_frame_non_standard");
+ file.rodata = find_section_by_name(file.elf, ".rodata");
+ file.ignore_unreachables = false;
ret = decode_sections(&file);
if (ret < 0)