[PATCH 4.9 163/172] objtool: Fix another GCC jump table detection issue

From: Greg Kroah-Hartman
Date: Mon Jul 03 2017 - 10:11:06 EST

4.9-stable review patch. If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Josh Poimboeuf <jpoimboe@xxxxxxxxxx>

commit 5c51f4ae84df0f9df33ac08aa5be50061a8b4242 upstream.

Arnd Bergmann reported a (false positive) objtool warning:

drivers/infiniband/sw/rxe/rxe_resp.o: warning: objtool: rxe_responder()+0xfe: sibling call from callable instruction with changed frame pointer

The issue is in find_switch_table(). It tries to find a switch
statement's jump table by walking backwards from an indirect jump
instruction, looking for a relocation to the .rodata section. In this
case it stopped walking prematurely: the first .rodata relocation it
encountered was for a variable (resp_state_name) instead of a jump
table, so it just assumed there wasn't a jump table.

The fix is to ignore any .rodata relocation which refers to an ELF
object symbol. This works because the jump tables are anonymous and
have no symbols associated with them.

Reported-by: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@xxxxxxxx>
Tested-by: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@xxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Josh Poimboeuf <jpoimboe@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Denys Vlasenko <dvlasenk@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Fixes: 3732710ff6f2 ("objtool: Improve rare switch jump table pattern detection")
Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20170302225723.3ndbsnl4hkqbne7a@treble
Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@xxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

tools/objtool/builtin-check.c | 15 ++++++++++++---
tools/objtool/elf.c | 12 ++++++++++++
tools/objtool/elf.h | 1 +
3 files changed, 25 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

--- a/tools/objtool/builtin-check.c
+++ b/tools/objtool/builtin-check.c
@@ -757,11 +757,20 @@ static struct rela *find_switch_table(st
insn->jump_dest->offset > orig_insn->offset))

+ /* look for a relocation which references .rodata */
text_rela = find_rela_by_dest_range(insn->sec, insn->offset,
- if (text_rela && text_rela->sym == file->rodata->sym)
- return find_rela_by_dest(file->rodata,
- text_rela->addend);
+ if (!text_rela || text_rela->sym != file->rodata->sym)
+ continue;
+ /*
+ * Make sure the .rodata address isn't associated with a
+ * symbol. gcc jump tables are anonymous data.
+ */
+ if (find_symbol_containing(file->rodata, text_rela->addend))
+ continue;
+ return find_rela_by_dest(file->rodata, text_rela->addend);

return NULL;
--- a/tools/objtool/elf.c
+++ b/tools/objtool/elf.c
@@ -85,6 +85,18 @@ struct symbol *find_symbol_by_offset(str
return NULL;

+struct symbol *find_symbol_containing(struct section *sec, unsigned long offset)
+ struct symbol *sym;
+ list_for_each_entry(sym, &sec->symbol_list, list)
+ if (sym->type != STT_SECTION &&
+ offset >= sym->offset && offset < sym->offset + sym->len)
+ return sym;
+ return NULL;
struct rela *find_rela_by_dest_range(struct section *sec, unsigned long offset,
unsigned int len)
--- a/tools/objtool/elf.h
+++ b/tools/objtool/elf.h
@@ -79,6 +79,7 @@ struct elf {
struct elf *elf_open(const char *name);
struct section *find_section_by_name(struct elf *elf, const char *name);
struct symbol *find_symbol_by_offset(struct section *sec, unsigned long offset);
+struct symbol *find_symbol_containing(struct section *sec, unsigned long offset);
struct rela *find_rela_by_dest(struct section *sec, unsigned long offset);
struct rela *find_rela_by_dest_range(struct section *sec, unsigned long offset,
unsigned int len);