Re: drivers/target/iscsi/iscsi_target.o: warning: objtool: iscsit_handle_task_mgt_cmd()+0xbcb: function has unreachable instruction
From: Ingo Molnar
Date: Thu Mar 24 2016 - 04:13:10 EST
* Josh Poimboeuf <jpoimboe@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 23, 2016 at 04:11:04PM -0500, Josh Poimboeuf wrote:
> > On Wed, Mar 23, 2016 at 07:15:08PM +0800, kbuild test robot wrote:
> > > tree: https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git master
> > > head: a24e3d414e59ac76566dedcad1ed1d319a93ec14
> > > commit: d4883d5d6b146fd65f762c462b2c6d4a327c7d50 objtool: Enable stack metadata validation on 64-bit x86
> > > date: 3 weeks ago
> > > config: x86_64-randconfig-x014-03231738 (attached as .config)
> > > reproduce:
> > > git checkout d4883d5d6b146fd65f762c462b2c6d4a327c7d50
> > > # save the attached .config to linux build tree
> > > make ARCH=x86_64
> > >
> > > All warnings (new ones prefixed by >>):
> > >
> > > >> drivers/target/iscsi/iscsi_target.o: warning: objtool: iscsit_handle_task_mgt_cmd()+0xbcb: function has unreachable instruction
> > Ingo,
> > FYI, I'm aware of this issue but I'm not yet sure about the best way to
> > fix it. I'll be on vacation next week but will try to get to it in a
> > couple of weeks.
> > It only seems to manifest itself in certain randconfigs which include
> > CONFIG_PROFILE_ALL_BRANCHES=y.
> > more details:
> > The issue is caused by a sloppy gcc optimization. It looks like gcc
> > created a jump table for a switch statement, but then decided not to use
> > it, and failed to clean up its mess. So it
> > 10094: ff 25 00 00 00 00 jmpq *0x0(%rip) # 1009a <iscsit_handle_task_mgt_cmd+0x36a>
> > 10096: R_X86_64_PC32 .rodata+0x3c
> > There's no
> Grrr, accidentally hit send too soon, sorry!
> The gist is that when gcc does this optimization, it doesn't cleanup the
> unused switch table and it can also leave around one or more
> instructions which can't be executed.
> It's a very rare issue (this is the only known occurrence). It's almost
> certainly triggered by the complexity of the
> iscsit_handle_task_mgt_cmd() function.
> I'm not sure if the best way to fix it is to simplify the function,
> whitelist it, or make objtool smarter somehow. I'll try to figure it
> out in a couple of weeks after my vacation.
Ok, sounds good to me!
My preference would be to simplify the function, and it would also make sense to
report this to the GCC guys.