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SubjectRe: sudo x86info -a => kernel BUG at mm/usercopy.c:78!
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On 31.03.2017 08:40, Tommi Rantala wrote:
>> The only thing that I can think of would be a rogue ptr in the bios
>> table, but that seems unlikely. Tommi, can you put strace of x86info
>> -mp somewhere?
>> That will confirm/deny whether we're at least asking the kernel to do
>> sane things.
>
> Indeed the bug happens when reading from /dev/mem:
>
> https://pastebin.com/raw/ZEJGQP1X
>
> # strace -f -y x86info -mp
> [...]
> open("/dev/mem", O_RDONLY) = 3</dev/mem>
> lseek(3</dev/mem>, 1038, SEEK_SET) = 1038
> read(3</dev/mem>, "\300\235", 2) = 2
> lseek(3</dev/mem>, 646144, SEEK_SET) = 646144
> read(3</dev/mem>,
> "\1\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0"...,
> 1024) = 1024
> lseek(3</dev/mem>, 1043, SEEK_SET) = 1043
> read(3</dev/mem>, "w\2", 2) = 2
> lseek(3</dev/mem>, 645120, SEEK_SET) = 645120
> read(3</dev/mem>,
> "\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0"...,
> 1024) = 1024
> lseek(3</dev/mem>, 654336, SEEK_SET) = 654336
> read(3</dev/mem>,
> "\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0"...,
> 1024) = 1024
> lseek(3</dev/mem>, 983040, SEEK_SET) = 983040
> read(3</dev/mem>,
> "IFE$\245S\0\0\1\0\0\0\0\360y\0\0\360\220\260\30\237{=\23\10\17\0000\276\17\0"...,
> 65536) = 65536
> lseek(3</dev/mem>, 917504, SEEK_SET) = 917504
> read(3</dev/mem>,
> "\377\377\377\377\377\377\377\377\377\377\377\377\377\377\377\377\377\377\377\377\377\377\377\377\377\377\377\377\377\377\377\377"...,
> 65536) = 65536
> lseek(3</dev/mem>, 524288, SEEK_SET) = 524288
> read(3</dev/mem>, <unfinished ...>) = ?
> +++ killed by SIGSEGV +++

That last read is done in mptable.c:347, trying to read GROPE_AREA1.

# ./x86info --debug
x86info v1.31pre
get_intel_topology:
Siblings: 2
Physical Processor ID: 0
Processor Core ID: 0
get_intel_topology:
Siblings: 2
Physical Processor ID: 0
Processor Core ID: 1
get_intel_topology:
Siblings: 2
Physical Processor ID: 0
Processor Core ID: 2
get_intel_topology:
Siblings: 2
Physical Processor ID: 0
Processor Core ID: 3
get_intel_topology:
Siblings: 2
Physical Processor ID: 0
Processor Core ID: 0
get_intel_topology:
Siblings: 2
Physical Processor ID: 0
Processor Core ID: 1
get_intel_topology:
Siblings: 2
Physical Processor ID: 0
Processor Core ID: 2
get_intel_topology:
Siblings: 2
Physical Processor ID: 0
Processor Core ID: 3
Found 8 identical CPUs
EBDA points to: 9dc0
EBDA segment ptr: 9dc00
Segmentation fault


If I comment out the GROPE_AREA1 read, the same kernel bug still happens
with the GROPE_AREA2 read.

Removing both GROPE_AREA1 and GROPE_AREA2 reads avoids the crash:

$ git diff
diff --git a/mptable.c b/mptable.c
index 480f19b..00fff35 100644
--- a/mptable.c
+++ b/mptable.c
@@ -342,6 +342,7 @@ static int apic_probe(unsigned long* paddr)
}

/* search additional memory */
+ /*
target = GROPE_AREA1;
seekEntry(target);
if (readEntry(buffer, GROPE_SIZE)) {
@@ -371,6 +372,7 @@ static int apic_probe(unsigned long* paddr)
return 6;
}
}
+ */

*paddr = (unsigned long)0;
return 0;
# ./x86info -mp
x86info v1.31pre
Found 8 identical CPUs
Extended Family: 0 Extended Model: 5 Family: 6 Model: 94 Stepping: 3
Type: 0 (Original OEM)
CPU Model (x86info's best guess): Unknown model.
Processor name string (BIOS programmed): Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6820HQ CPU
@ 2.70GHz

Total processor threads: 8
This system has 1 quad-core processor with hyper-threading (2 threads
per core) running at an estimated 2.70GHz
#

-Tommi

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