x86/entry vs kgdb

From: Peter Zijlstra
Date: Mon May 25 2020 - 04:36:45 EST


Since you seem to care about kgdb, I figured you might want to fix this
before I mark it broken on x86 (we've been considering doing that for a

AFAICT the whole debugreg usage of kgdb-x86_64 is completely hosed; it
doesn't respsect the normal exclusion zones as per arch_build_bp_info().

That is, breakpoints must never be in:

- in the cpu_entry_area
- in .entry.text
- in .noinstr.text
- in anything else marked NOKPROBE

by not respecting these constraints it is trivial to completely and
utterly hose the machine. The entry rework that is current underway will
explicitly not deal with #DB triggering in any of those places.