[PATCH 3/9] x86/asm/entry/64: do not SAVE_EXTRA_REGS in stub_sigreturn

From: Denys Vlasenko
Date: Thu Apr 02 2015 - 10:38:40 EST

stub_sigreturn ignores old values of pt_regs->REG for all general-purpose
registers, it sets them to values saved on userspace
signal stack.

Which is hardly surprising - it would be a bug if it would use pt_regs->REG.
sigreturn must restore all registers.

Therefore, SAVE_EXTRA_REGS in it ought to be redundant.

It is a leftover from the time SAVE_EXTRA_REGS wasn't only saving registers,
but it also was extending stack to "full" pt_regs.

Delete this SAVE_EXTRA_REGS.


Signed-off-by: Denys Vlasenko <dvlasenk@xxxxxxxxxx>
CC: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
CC: Steven Rostedt <rostedt@xxxxxxxxxxx>
CC: Ingo Molnar <mingo@xxxxxxxxxx>
CC: Borislav Petkov <bp@xxxxxxxxx>
CC: "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@xxxxxxxxx>
CC: Andy Lutomirski <luto@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
CC: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@xxxxxxxxxx>
CC: Frederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@xxxxxxxxx>
CC: Alexei Starovoitov <ast@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
CC: Will Drewry <wad@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
CC: Kees Cook <keescook@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
CC: x86@xxxxxxxxxx
CC: linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
arch/x86/kernel/entry_64.S | 9 +++++++--
1 file changed, 7 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/entry_64.S b/arch/x86/kernel/entry_64.S
index ec51598..1cf245d 100644
--- a/arch/x86/kernel/entry_64.S
+++ b/arch/x86/kernel/entry_64.S
@@ -447,7 +447,12 @@ ENTRY(stub_rt_sigreturn)
addq $8, %rsp
+ /*
+ * Despite RESTORE_EXTRA_REGS in return_from_stub,
+ * no need to SAVE_EXTRA_REGS here:
+ * sys_rt_sigreturn overwrites all general purpose pt_regs->REGs
+ * on stack, for RESTORE_{EXTRA,C}_REGS to pick them up.
+ */
call sys_rt_sigreturn
jmp return_from_stub
@@ -458,7 +463,7 @@ ENTRY(stub_x32_rt_sigreturn)
addq $8, %rsp
+ /* No need to SAVE_EXTRA_REGS */
call sys32_x32_rt_sigreturn
jmp return_from_stub

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