[3.5.y.z,extended,stable] Patch "x86-64: Replace left over sti/cli in ia32 audit exit code" has been added to staging queue

Submitted by Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski on Feb. 12, 2013, 9:18 p.m.


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Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski Feb. 12, 2013, 9:18 p.m.
This is a note to let you know that I have just added a patch titled

    x86-64: Replace left over sti/cli in ia32 audit exit code

to the linux-3.5.y-queue branch of the 3.5.y.z extended stable tree 
which can be found at:


If you, or anyone else, feels it should not be added to this tree, please 
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From e0bda8e4d1ca06bc26da907c2ded4406a58a4ba2 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Jan Beulich <JBeulich@suse.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2013 07:55:53 +0000
Subject: [PATCH] x86-64: Replace left over sti/cli in ia32 audit exit code

commit 40a1ef95da85843696fc3ebe5fce39b0db32669f upstream.

For some reason they didn't get replaced so far by their
paravirt equivalents, resulting in code to be run with
interrupts disabled that doesn't expect so (causing, in the
observed case, a BUG_ON() to trigger) when syscall auditing is

David (Cc-ed) came up with an identical fix, so likely this can
be taken to count as an ack from him.

Reported-by: Peter Moody <pmoody@google.com>
Signed-off-by: Jan Beulich <jbeulich@suse.com>
Cc: David Vrabel <david.vrabel@citrix.com>
Cc: Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk <konrad.wilk@oracle.com>
Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/5108E01902000078000BA9C5@nat28.tlf.novell.com
Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>
Cc: Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk <konrad.wilk@oracle.com>
Cc: David Vrabel <david.vrabel@citrix.com>
Tested-by: Peter Moody <pmoody@google.com>
Signed-off-by: Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski <herton.krzesinski@canonical.com>
 arch/x86/ia32/ia32entry.S |    4 ++--
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)


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diff --git a/arch/x86/ia32/ia32entry.S b/arch/x86/ia32/ia32entry.S
index 20e5f7b..f6d477a 100644
--- a/arch/x86/ia32/ia32entry.S
+++ b/arch/x86/ia32/ia32entry.S
@@ -204,7 +204,7 @@  sysexit_from_sys_call:
 	jnz ia32_ret_from_sys_call
-	sti
 	movl %eax,%esi		/* second arg, syscall return value */
 	cmpl $-MAX_ERRNO,%eax	/* is it an error ? */
 	jbe 1f
@@ -214,7 +214,7 @@  sysexit_from_sys_call:
 	call __audit_syscall_exit
 	movq RAX-ARGOFFSET(%rsp),%rax	/* reload syscall return value */
-	cli
 	testl %edi,TI_flags+THREAD_INFO(%rsp,RIP-ARGOFFSET)
 	jz \exit