Re: [PATCH] ARM: vfp: Fix up exception location in Thumb mode
From: Colin Cross
Date: Thu Jan 27 2011 - 01:35:33 EST
On Wed, Jan 26, 2011 at 10:11 PM, Colin Cross <ccross@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 26, 2011 at 3:26 AM, Russell King - ARM Linux
> <linux@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On Tue, Jan 25, 2011 at 03:33:24PM -0800, Colin Cross wrote:
>>> I think there is an additional change needed to
>>> __und_usr_unknown/do_undefinstr. do_undefinstr, which gets called
>>> directly in __und_usr as well as by mov pc, lr, expects regs->ARM_pc
>>> to be the fault address, and not the next PC, and gets called for 2 or
>>> 4 byte instructions.
>> It expects it to be the next PC:
>> asmlinkage void __exception do_undefinstr(struct pt_regs *regs)
>> unsigned int correction = thumb_mode(regs) ? 2 : 4;
>> unsigned int instr;
>> siginfo_t info;
>> void __user *pc;
>> * According to the ARM ARM, PC is 2 or 4 bytes ahead,
>> * depending whether we're in Thumb mode or not.
>> * Correct this offset.
>> regs->ARM_pc -= correction;
>> We expect the PC to be pointing at the next instruction to be executed.
>> This is the value of the PC saved by the CPU when entering the exception.
>> We correct the PC by four bytes for ARM mode to point at the previously
>> executed instruction.
>> For 16-bit Thumb mode, the PC is again pointing at the next instruction
>> to be executed, and this is the value saved by the CPU. So we correct
>> the PC by two bytes as that is the Thumb instruction size.
>> The problem comes with T2, where we advance the saved PC by two bytes
>> if the instruction was 32-bit such that it again points at the next
>> instruction to be executed. This is where the problem comes in because
>> we have two different chunks of code with completely different
> All do_undefinstr will do with the correction is subtract it off so
> that pc points to the faulting instruction instead of the next
> instruction, and calls any registered handlers. VFP_bounce sometimes
> subtracts off 4 (it doesn't care about T2 mode there, because T2 VFP
> instructions are all 32 bit), and sometimes leaves pc pointing at the
> next instruction. If both were modified to expect the faulting
> instruction's pc, do_undefinstr would leave pc unmodified, and
> VFP_bounce would add 4 in the opposite cases from where it subtracts 4
> iwmmxt_task_enable and crunch_task_enable can also get called from __und_usr.
> Currently, iwmmxt_task_enable will either end up in do_undefinstr
> through mov pc, lr, or it will subtract 4 from the pc register value
> and return through ret_from_exception. With the change above, it
> would not need to modify the pc value at all.
> crunch_task_enable is based on iwmmxt_task_enable, and works exactly the same.
>> Maybe we need to pass in the correction factor to do_undefinstr instead.
> That just makes it even more complicated, the correction factor has to
> be tracked through every code path.
> RFC patch to follow.
Missed one case. do_fpe calls into nwfpe_enter (I don't see any other
users of fp_enter), which assumes the PC in the registers on the stack
is faulting PC + 4, ignores r2, and uses r0 as the first instruction
to emulate. It will need to be slightly modified in my patch.
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