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authorChuck Ebbert <cebbert.lkml@gmail.com>2014-09-20 10:17:51 -0500
committerIngo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>2014-09-20 19:44:04 +0200
commit6a40281ab5c1ed8ba2253857118a5d400a2d084b (patch)
tree06fd733b2cb968c19adcc1f19566425e2d8e0167 /include
parent46be7b73e82453447cd97b3440d523159eab09f8 (diff)
sched: Fix end_of_stack() and location of stack canary for architectures using CONFIG_STACK_GROWSUP
Aaron Tomlin recently posted patches [1] to enable checking the stack canary on every task switch. Looking at the canary code, I realized that every arch (except ia64, which adds some space for register spill above the stack) shares a definition of end_of_stack() that makes it the first long after the threadinfo. For stacks that grow down, this low address is correct because the stack starts at the end of the thread area and grows toward lower addresses. However, for stacks that grow up, toward higher addresses, this is wrong. (The stack actually grows away from the canary.) On these archs end_of_stack() should return the address of the last long, at the highest possible address for the stack. [1] http://lkml.org/lkml/2014/9/12/293 Signed-off-by: Chuck Ebbert <cebbert.lkml@gmail.com> Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20140920101751.6c5166b6@as Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org> Tested-by: James Hogan <james.hogan@imgtec.com> [metag] Acked-by: James Hogan <james.hogan@imgtec.com> Acked-by: Aaron Tomlin <atomlin@redhat.com>
Diffstat (limited to 'include')
1 files changed, 13 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/include/linux/sched.h b/include/linux/sched.h
index 5c2c885ee52b..1f07040d28e3 100644
--- a/include/linux/sched.h
+++ b/include/linux/sched.h
@@ -2608,9 +2608,22 @@ static inline void setup_thread_stack(struct task_struct *p, struct task_struct
task_thread_info(p)->task = p;
+ * Return the address of the last usable long on the stack.
+ *
+ * When the stack grows down, this is just above the thread
+ * info struct. Going any lower will corrupt the threadinfo.
+ *
+ * When the stack grows up, this is the highest address.
+ * Beyond that position, we corrupt data on the next page.
+ */
static inline unsigned long *end_of_stack(struct task_struct *p)
+ return (unsigned long *)((unsigned long)task_thread_info(p) + THREAD_SIZE) - 1;
return (unsigned long *)(task_thread_info(p) + 1);