Re: 3.5-rc6 dentry related GPF

From: Dave Jones
Date: Mon Jul 16 2012 - 17:53:19 EST

On Mon, Jul 16, 2012 at 10:32:18PM +0100, Al Viro wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 11, 2012 at 12:10:12PM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> > rdi = 54415541e5894855
> >
> > which looks like some odd corrupted ASCII to me ("UH\211\345AUAT") but
> > that makes no sense either.
> It makes a lot of sense as amd64 code, though:
> 55 push %rbp
> 48 89 e5 mov %rsp,%rbp
> 41 55 push %r13
> 41 54 push %r12
> IOW, it's the first 8 bytes from a fairly sane beginning of some function.
> So &(inode->i_fop->owner) (and thus inode->i_fop - owner is the first field)
> is some spot in .text. Would be interesting to find out what function
> was that from (i.e. what's the value of inode->i_fop); with any luck it
> might've still been in some register. Could you post objdump of
> do_dentry_open() from your kernel?

I've done a few rebuilds since posting that, but hopefully things haven't
moved around too much in that area recently.. is the whole open.o disassembly.


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