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Date: Mon, 4 Jun 2018 14:06:03 -0700
From: Thomas Garnier <thgarnie@...gle.com>
To: Steven Rostedt <rostedt@...dmis.org>
Cc: Kernel Hardening <kernel-hardening@...ts.openwall.com>, Ingo Molnar <mingo@...hat.com>, 
	Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>, "H . Peter Anvin" <hpa@...or.com>, 
	"the arch/x86 maintainers" <x86@...nel.org>, Francis Deslauriers <francis.deslauriers@...icios.com>, 
	Greg KH <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>, Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>, 
	Peter Zijlstra <peterz@...radead.org>, Guenter Roeck <linux@...ck-us.net>, 
	nixiaoming <nixiaoming@...wei.com>, James Hogan <jhogan@...nel.org>, 
	LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v4 21/27] x86/ftrace: Adapt function tracing for PIE support

On Mon, Jun 4, 2018 at 1:16 PM Steven Rostedt <rostedt@...dmis.org> wrote:
>
> On Tue, 29 May 2018 15:15:22 -0700
> Thomas Garnier <thgarnie@...gle.com> wrote:
>
> > When using -fPIE/PIC with function tracing, the compiler generates a
> > call through the GOT (call *__fentry__@...PCREL). This instruction
> > takes 6 bytes instead of 5 on the usual relative call.
> >
> > If PIE is enabled, replace the 6th byte of the GOT call by a 1-byte nop
> > so ftrace can handle the previous 5-bytes as before.
> >
> > Position Independent Executable (PIE) support will allow to extend the
> > KASLR randomization range 0xffffffff80000000.
>
> I thought you were going to write a update to recordmcount.c to handle
> this at compile time?

I can correctly calculate the start of the call instruction with
recordmcount (no need for addr-1) but I still need to handle the
different size of the instructions. I don't think I can completely
replace the GOT call with a relative call. Maybe I am missing
something on the way recordmcount is used? Should it replace all
mcount locations with a nop slide? Why is it done at runtime too then?

>
> -- Steve
>
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Thomas Garnier <thgarnie@...gle.com>
> > ---
> >



-- 
Thomas

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