Re: [Linux-ia64] [Patch] Fix in unwind.c

From: David Mosberger <>
Date: 2003-01-18 18:41:11
>>>>> On Fri, 17 Jan 2003 17:52:18 -0800, "Siddha, Suresh B" <> said:

  Suresh> Current code in unw_create_gate_table() looks like this:
  Suresh> start = (unsigned long) __start_gate_section - segbase; end
  Suresh> = (unsigned long) __stop_gate_section - segbase; size = 0;
  Suresh> first = lookup(&unw.kernel_table, start); for (entry =
  Suresh> first; entry->start_offset < end; ++entry) size += 3*8 + 8 +
  Suresh> 8*UNW_LENGTH(*(u64 *) (segbase + entry->info_offset));

  Suresh> Code starts with first unwind kernel table entry for the
  Suresh> gate page and goes through all the gate page unwind table
  Suresh> entries. Assume if all the gate page unwind table entries
  Suresh> comes to the end of kernel unwind table(typically this is
  Suresh> what happens because of the order in, then
  Suresh> there is a chance that we go past beyond the kernel unwind
  Suresh> table and resulting in a fault while we access "segbase +
  Suresh> entry->info_offset".

Yes, I agree that's a bug.  I fixed it in the source code, though
slightly differently from what you had in the patch.


Received on Fri Jan 17 23:42:44 2003

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