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authorPaul Mackerras <paulus@samba.org>2014-02-26 17:07:38 +1100
committerBenjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@kernel.crashing.org>2014-02-28 18:06:26 +1100
commit573ebfa6601fa58b439e7f15828762839ccd306a (patch)
tree8355a83a1388b1917b4944170809aed74b1f3b10 /arch/powerpc/include/asm/ptrace.h
parenta95fc58549e8f462e560868a16b1fa97b12d5db6 (diff)
powerpc: Increase stack redzone for 64-bit userspace to 512 bytes
The new ELFv2 little-endian ABI increases the stack redzone -- the area below the stack pointer that can be used for storing data -- from 288 bytes to 512 bytes. This means that we need to allow more space on the user stack when delivering a signal to a 64-bit process. To make the code a bit clearer, we define new USER_REDZONE_SIZE and KERNEL_REDZONE_SIZE symbols in ptrace.h. For now, we leave the kernel redzone size at 288 bytes, since increasing it to 512 bytes would increase the size of interrupt stack frames correspondingly. Gcc currently only makes use of 288 bytes of redzone even when compiling for the new little-endian ABI, and the kernel cannot currently be compiled with the new ABI anyway. In the future, hopefully gcc will provide an option to control the amount of redzone used, and then we could reduce it even more. This also changes the code in arch_compat_alloc_user_space() to preserve the expanded redzone. It is not clear why this function would ever be used on a 64-bit process, though. Signed-off-by: Paul Mackerras <paulus@samba.org> CC: <stable@vger.kernel.org> [v3.13] Signed-off-by: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@kernel.crashing.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'arch/powerpc/include/asm/ptrace.h')
-rw-r--r--arch/powerpc/include/asm/ptrace.h16
1 files changed, 15 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/arch/powerpc/include/asm/ptrace.h b/arch/powerpc/include/asm/ptrace.h
index becc08e6a65c..279b80f3bb29 100644
--- a/arch/powerpc/include/asm/ptrace.h
+++ b/arch/powerpc/include/asm/ptrace.h
@@ -28,11 +28,23 @@
#ifdef __powerpc64__
+/*
+ * Size of redzone that userspace is allowed to use below the stack
+ * pointer. This is 288 in the 64-bit big-endian ELF ABI, and 512 in
+ * the new ELFv2 little-endian ABI, so we allow the larger amount.
+ *
+ * For kernel code we allow a 288-byte redzone, in order to conserve
+ * kernel stack space; gcc currently only uses 288 bytes, and will
+ * hopefully allow explicit control of the redzone size in future.
+ */
+#define USER_REDZONE_SIZE 512
+#define KERNEL_REDZONE_SIZE 288
+
#define STACK_FRAME_OVERHEAD 112 /* size of minimum stack frame */
#define STACK_FRAME_LR_SAVE 2 /* Location of LR in stack frame */
#define STACK_FRAME_REGS_MARKER ASM_CONST(0x7265677368657265)
#define STACK_INT_FRAME_SIZE (sizeof(struct pt_regs) + \
- STACK_FRAME_OVERHEAD + 288)
+ STACK_FRAME_OVERHEAD + KERNEL_REDZONE_SIZE)
#define STACK_FRAME_MARKER 12
/* Size of dummy stack frame allocated when calling signal handler. */
@@ -41,6 +53,8 @@
#else /* __powerpc64__ */
+#define USER_REDZONE_SIZE 0
+#define KERNEL_REDZONE_SIZE 0
#define STACK_FRAME_OVERHEAD 16 /* size of minimum stack frame */
#define STACK_FRAME_LR_SAVE 1 /* Location of LR in stack frame */
#define STACK_FRAME_REGS_MARKER ASM_CONST(0x72656773)

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