Re: [PATCH -tip v7 09/13] kprobes: Setup instruction pointer in __kretprobe_trampoline_handler
From: Josh Poimboeuf
Date: Thu Jun 17 2021 - 14:22:09 EST
On Thu, Jun 17, 2021 at 10:45:41AM -0700, Andrii Nakryiko wrote:
> > > > > I know I suggested this patch, but I believe it would only be useful in
> > > > > combination with the use of UNWIND_HINT_REGS in SAVE_REGS_STRING. But I
> > > > > think that would be tricky to pull off correctly. Instead, we have
> > > > > UNWIND_HINT_FUNC, which is working fine.
> > > > >
> > > > > So I'd suggest dropping this patch, as the unwinder isn't actually
> > > > > reading regs->ip after all.
> > > >
> > > > ... and I guess this means patches 6-8 are no longer necessary.
> > >
> > > OK, I also confirmed that dropping those patche does not make any change
> > > on the stacktrace.
> > > Let me update the series without those.
> > Oops, Andrii, can you also test the kernel without this patch?
> > (you don't need to drop patch 6-8)
> Hi Masami,
> Dropping this patch and leaving all the other in place breaks stack
> traces from kretprobes for BPF. I double checked with and without this
> patch. Without this patch we are back to having broken stack traces. I
> see either
> Is there any problem if you leave this patch as is?
Hm, I must be missing something then. The patch is probably fine to
keep, we just may need to improve the commit log so that it makes sense
Which unwinder are you using (CONFIG_UNWINDER_*)?