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authorAl Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>2010-09-17 14:34:39 +0100
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2010-09-17 10:22:18 -0700
commit653d48b22166db2d8b1515ebe6f9f0f7c95dfc86 (patch)
parenta5b617368c8d61072844ac267aaf140e489b808b (diff)
arm: fix really nasty sigreturn bug
If a signal hits us outside of a syscall and another gets delivered when we are in sigreturn (e.g. because it had been in sa_mask for the first one and got sent to us while we'd been in the first handler), we have a chance of returning from the second handler to location one insn prior to where we ought to return. If r0 happens to contain -513 (-ERESTARTNOINTR), sigreturn will get confused into doing restart syscall song and dance. Incredible joy to debug, since it manifests as random, infrequent and very hard to reproduce double execution of instructions in userland code... The fix is simple - mark it "don't bother with restarts" in wrapper, i.e. set r8 to 0 in sys_sigreturn and sys_rt_sigreturn wrappers, suppressing the syscall restart handling on return from these guys. They can't legitimately return a restart-worthy error anyway. Testcase: #include <unistd.h> #include <signal.h> #include <stdlib.h> #include <sys/time.h> #include <errno.h> void f(int n) { __asm__ __volatile__( "ldr r0, [%0]\n" "b 1f\n" "b 2f\n" "1:b .\n" "2:\n" : : "r"(&n)); } void handler1(int sig) { } void handler2(int sig) { raise(1); } void handler3(int sig) { exit(0); } main() { struct sigaction s = {.sa_handler = handler2}; struct itimerval t1 = { .it_value = {1} }; struct itimerval t2 = { .it_value = {2} }; signal(1, handler1); sigemptyset(&s.sa_mask); sigaddset(&s.sa_mask, 1); sigaction(SIGALRM, &s, NULL); signal(SIGVTALRM, handler3); setitimer(ITIMER_REAL, &t1, NULL); setitimer(ITIMER_VIRTUAL, &t2, NULL); f(-513); /* -ERESTARTNOINTR */ write(1, "buggered\n", 9); return 1; } Signed-off-by: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk> Acked-by: Russell King <rmk+kernel@arm.linux.org.uk> Cc: stable@kernel.org Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
1 files changed, 2 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/arch/arm/kernel/entry-common.S b/arch/arm/kernel/entry-common.S
index f05a35a5969..1b560825e1c 100644
--- a/arch/arm/kernel/entry-common.S
+++ b/arch/arm/kernel/entry-common.S
@@ -418,11 +418,13 @@ ENDPROC(sys_clone_wrapper)
add r0, sp, #S_OFF
+ mov why, #0 @ prevent syscall restart handling
b sys_sigreturn
add r0, sp, #S_OFF
+ mov why, #0 @ prevent syscall restart handling
b sys_rt_sigreturn