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[Xen-devel] Re: [PATCH] xen: Disable stack protector for irq helper

On 10/04/09 11:30, Bastian Blank wrote:
> The stack protector needs additional registers on x86_32, which are not
> saved in calls to the small paravirt interrupt handlers. This leads to
> early crashes as registers are overwritten and not saved by the caller
> as instructed.

Thanks for the patch, but I don't think its quite right.  
PV_CALLEE_SAVE_REGS_THUNK() is responsible for generating a wrapper for
the functions to save/restore all the appropriate registers.  If it is
failing to do so, then the correct fix is to update

Or have I misunderstood you analysis?


> Signed-off-by: Bastian Blank <waldi@xxxxxxxxxx>
> diff --git a/arch/x86/xen/Makefile b/arch/x86/xen/Makefile
> index 3bb4fc2..ac19398 100644
> --- a/arch/x86/xen/Makefile
> +++ b/arch/x86/xen/Makefile
> @@ -5,9 +5,9 @@
>  CFLAGS_REMOVE_irq.o = -pg
>  endif
> -# Make sure early boot has no stackprotector
>  nostackp := $(call cc-option, -fno-stack-protector)
>  CFLAGS_enlighten.o           := $(nostackp)
> +CFLAGS_irq.o                 := $(nostackp)
>  CFLAGS_mmu.o                 := $(nostackp)
>  obj-y                := enlighten.o setup.o multicalls.o mmu.o irq.o \

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