[PATCH] ARM: prevent tracing IPI_CPU_BACKTRACE

From: Chunyan Zhang
Date: Thu Oct 18 2018 - 04:24:32 EST

From: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@xxxxxxxx>

When function tracing for IPIs is enabled, we get a warning for an
overflow of the ipi_types array with the IPI_CPU_BACKTRACE type
as triggered by raise_nmi():

arch/arm/kernel/smp.c: In function 'raise_nmi':
arch/arm/kernel/smp.c:489:2: error: array subscript is above array bounds [-Werror=array-bounds]
trace_ipi_raise(target, ipi_types[ipinr]);

This is a correct warning as we actually overflow the array here.

This patch raise_nmi() to call __smp_cross_call() instead of
smp_cross_call(), to avoid calling into ftrace. For clarification,
I'm also adding a two new code comments describing how this one
is special.

The warning appears to have shown up after patch e7273ff49acf
("ARM: 8488/1: Make IPI_CPU_BACKTRACE a "non-secure" SGI"), which
changed the number assignment from '15' to '8', but as far as I can
tell has existed since the IPI tracepoints were first introduced.
If we decide to backport this patch to stable kernels, we probably
need to backport e7273ff49acf as well.

Resubmitting this patch is because that I found coverity is complaining
the issue this patch fixed, and also I got the traces like below:
"ipi_raise: target_mask=00000001 (machine_suspend)" which actually was
the TPS of suspend_resume[1] rather that ipi_raise.


Signed-off-by: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@xxxxxxxx>
Fixes: e7273ff49acf ("ARM: 8488/1: Make IPI_CPU_BACKTRACE a "non-secure" SGI")
Fixes: 365ec7b17327 ("ARM: add IPI tracepoints") # v3.17
Signed-off-by: Chunyan Zhang <zhang.chunyan@xxxxxxxxxx>
arch/arm/include/asm/hardirq.h | 1 +
arch/arm/kernel/smp.c | 6 +++++-
2 files changed, 6 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/arch/arm/include/asm/hardirq.h b/arch/arm/include/asm/hardirq.h
index cba23ea..7a88f16 100644
--- a/arch/arm/include/asm/hardirq.h
+++ b/arch/arm/include/asm/hardirq.h
@@ -6,6 +6,7 @@
#include <linux/threads.h>
#include <asm/irq.h>

+/* number of IPIS _not_ including IPI_CPU_BACKTRACE */
#define NR_IPI 7

typedef struct {
diff --git a/arch/arm/kernel/smp.c b/arch/arm/kernel/smp.c
index 0978282..ddd48e2 100644
--- a/arch/arm/kernel/smp.c
+++ b/arch/arm/kernel/smp.c
@@ -75,6 +75,10 @@ enum ipi_msg_type {
+ /*
+ * CPU_BACKTRACE is special and not included in NR_IPI
+ * or tracable with trace_ipi_*
+ */
* SGI8-15 can be reserved by secure firmware, and thus may
@@ -755,7 +759,7 @@ core_initcall(register_cpufreq_notifier);

static void raise_nmi(cpumask_t *mask)
- smp_cross_call(mask, IPI_CPU_BACKTRACE);
+ __smp_cross_call(mask, IPI_CPU_BACKTRACE);

void arch_trigger_cpumask_backtrace(const cpumask_t *mask, bool exclude_self)