Re: [PATCH] crypto: x86/aes - Don't use %rbp as temporary register

From: Herbert Xu
Date: Tue May 23 2017 - 01:01:53 EST

On Tue, May 16, 2017 at 09:03:08PM -0700, Eric Biggers wrote:
> From: Eric Biggers <ebiggers@xxxxxxxxxx>
> When using the "aes-asm" implementation of AES (*not* the AES-NI
> implementation) on an x86_64, v4.12-rc1 kernel with lockdep enabled, the
> following warning was reported, along with a long unwinder dump:
> WARNING: kernel stack regs at ffffc90000643558 in kworker/u4:2:155 has bad 'bp' value 000000000000001c
> The problem is that aes_enc_block() and aes_dec_block() use %rbp as a
> temporary register, which breaks stack traces if an interrupt occurs.
> Fix this by replacing %rbp with %r9, which was being used to hold the
> saved value of %rbp. This required rearranging the AES round macro
> slightly since %r9d cannot be used as the target of a move from %ah-%dh.
> Performance is essentially unchanged --- actually about 0.2% faster than
> before. Interestingly, I also measured aes-generic as being nearly 7%
> faster than aes-asm, so perhaps aes-asm has outlived its usefulness...
> Signed-off-by: Eric Biggers <ebiggers@xxxxxxxxxx>

Patch applied. Thanks.
Email: Herbert Xu <herbert@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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