Re: Lock up when faking MMIO read[bwl] on some machines [WAS:Faking MMIO ops? Fooling a driver]

From: Pekka Paalanen
Date: Sat Jun 18 2011 - 06:40:21 EST

On Sat, 18 Jun 2011 00:31:32 +0200
RafaÅ MiÅecki <zajec5@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> I use attached patch to fake result of read[bwl] performed by
> closed source driver (ndiswrapper+bcmwl and wl).
> 1) It works great on my Sony VAIO with Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU
> P8400 2) It locks up Macbook Pro 8,1 with some 8-cores Intel
> Do you have any idea why it causes the lockup? Function causing
> problem is "set_ins_reg_val". I've created it as copy of
> get_ins_reg_val, it just sets values in struct pt_regs, instead of
> reading them).

Sorry, I have no insight to that... does unmodified mmiotrace
work properly? Are you tracing the exact same kernel binary blob
on both machines? Maybe it's using some rare instruction
mmiotrace does not decode properly? Maybe with a rep prefix?
Do those CPUs have any differences in their registers or
struct pt_regs?

I'm not even sure how "legal" it is to poke pt_regs there. :-/

Good luck.

Pekka Paalanen
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