[tip:x86/asm] x86/boot/32: Fix the end of the stack for idle tasks

From: tip-bot for Josh Poimboeuf
Date: Thu Oct 20 2016 - 07:11:00 EST

Commit-ID: 6616a147a79c6fc280572f5a993e9e5ebd200d24
Gitweb: http://git.kernel.org/tip/6616a147a79c6fc280572f5a993e9e5ebd200d24
Author: Josh Poimboeuf <jpoimboe@xxxxxxxxxx>
AuthorDate: Wed, 21 Sep 2016 16:04:02 -0500
Committer: Ingo Molnar <mingo@xxxxxxxxxx>
CommitDate: Thu, 20 Oct 2016 09:15:23 +0200

x86/boot/32: Fix the end of the stack for idle tasks

The frame at the end of each idle task stack is inconsistent with real
task stacks, which have a stack frame header and a real return address
before the pt_regs area. This inconsistency can be confusing for stack
unwinders. It also hides useful information about what asm code was
involved in calling into C.

Fix that by changing the initial code jumps to calls. Also add infinite
loops after the calls to make it clear that the calls don't return, and
to hang if they do.

Signed-off-by: Josh Poimboeuf <jpoimboe@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Andy Lutomirski <luto@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Borislav Petkov <bp@xxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Brian Gerst <brgerst@xxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Denys Vlasenko <dvlasenk@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: H. Peter Anvin <hpa@xxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Nilay Vaish <nilayvaish@xxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/2588f34b6fbac4ae6f6f9ead2a78d7f8d58a6341.1474480779.git.jpoimboe@xxxxxxxxxx
Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@xxxxxxxxxx>
arch/x86/kernel/head_32.S | 8 +++++---
1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/head_32.S b/arch/x86/kernel/head_32.S
index 65e6225..9a6f8e8 100644
--- a/arch/x86/kernel/head_32.S
+++ b/arch/x86/kernel/head_32.S
@@ -289,7 +289,8 @@ num_subarch_entries = (. - subarch_entries) / 4
movl initial_stack, %ecx
movl %ecx, %esp
- jmp *(initial_code)
+ call *(initial_code)
+1: jmp 1b

@@ -470,8 +471,9 @@ ENTRY(startup_32_smp)
xorl %eax,%eax # Clear LDT
lldt %ax

- pushl $0 # fake return address for unwinder
- jmp *(initial_code)
+ call *(initial_code)
+1: jmp 1b

#include "verify_cpu.S"