[PATCH 4.4 43/43] ftrace/x86: Fix triple fault with graph tracing and suspend-to-ram
From: Greg Kroah-Hartman
Date: Mon May 01 2017 - 18:00:50 EST
4.4-stable review patch. If anyone has any objections, please let me know.
From: Josh Poimboeuf <jpoimboe@xxxxxxxxxx>
commit 34a477e5297cbaa6ecc6e17c042a866e1cbe80d6 upstream.
On x86-32, with CONFIG_FIRMWARE and multiple CPUs, if you enable function
graph tracing and then suspend to RAM, it will triple fault and reboot when
The first fault happens when booting a secondary CPU:
The early head_32.S code calls into load_ucode_ap(), which has an an
ftrace hook, so it calls prepare_ftrace_return(), which calls
ftrace_graph_is_dead(), which tries to access the global
'kill_ftrace_graph' variable with a virtual address, causing a fault
because the CPU is still in real mode.
The fix is to add a check in prepare_ftrace_return() to make sure it's
running in protected mode before continuing. The check makes sure the
stack pointer is a virtual kernel address. It's a bit of a hack, but
it's not very intrusive and it works well enough.
For reference, here are a few other (more difficult) ways this could
have potentially been fixed:
- Move startup_32_smp()'s call to load_ucode_ap() down to *after* paging
is enabled. (No idea what that would break.)
- Track down load_ucode_ap()'s entire callee tree and mark all the
functions 'notrace'. (Probably not realistic.)
- Pause graph tracing in ftrace_suspend_notifier_call() or bringup_cpu()
or __cpu_up(), and ensure that the pause facility can be queried from
Reported-by: Paul Menzel <pmenzel@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Josh Poimboeuf <jpoimboe@xxxxxxxxxx>
Tested-by: Paul Menzel <pmenzel@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Reviewed-by: Steven Rostedt (VMware) <rostedt@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: "Rafael J . Wysocki" <rjw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Borislav Petkov <bp@xxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Len Brown <lenb@xxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
arch/x86/kernel/ftrace.c | 12 ++++++++++++
1 file changed, 12 insertions(+)
@@ -977,6 +977,18 @@ void prepare_ftrace_return(unsigned long
unsigned long return_hooker = (unsigned long)
+ * When resuming from suspend-to-ram, this function can be indirectly
+ * called from early CPU startup code while the CPU is in real mode,
+ * which would fail miserably. Make sure the stack pointer is a
+ * virtual address.
+ * This check isn't as accurate as virt_addr_valid(), but it should be
+ * good enough for this purpose, and it's fast.
+ if (unlikely((long)__builtin_frame_address(0) >= 0))