Re: [PATCH] perf,x86: fix uninitialized pt_regs in intel_pmu_drain_bts_buffer()
From: Stephane Eranian
Date: Tue Mar 19 2013 - 09:02:38 EST
On Tue, Mar 19, 2013 at 1:58 PM, Peter Zijlstra <peterz@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Tue, 2013-03-19 at 13:50 +0100, Stephane Eranian wrote:
>> > Should we not replace:
>> > regs.ip = 0;
>> > with that memset? It avoids the memset work in a few cases and
>> > the then superfluous clearing of the IP field.
>> We could drop it because it's covered by the memset().
> Yeah, but also place the memset a little lower than you did, avoids the
> stack writes when not needed.
Ok, I get it now. Yes, we can move it after the test and drop reg.val = 0.
>> The issue here was that you eventually end up in code_segment_base()
>> looks at other uninitialized fields in pt_regs and may cause breakage.
> Right, your changelog said so ;-)
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