[036/145] powerpc/hw_brk: Fix setting of length for exact mode breakpoints

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Kamal Mostafa July 17, 2013, 10:46 p.m. -stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Michael Neuling <mikey@neuling.org>

commit b0b0aa9c7faf94e92320eabd8a1786c7747e40a8 upstream.

The smallest match region for both the DABR and DAWR is 8 bytes, so the
kernel needs to filter matches when users want to look at regions smaller than

Currently we set the length of PPC_BREAKPOINT_MODE_EXACT breakpoints to 8.
This is wrong as in exact mode we should only match on 1 address, hence the
length should be 1.

This ensures that the kernel will filter out any exact mode hardware breakpoint
matches on any addresses other than the requested one.

Signed-off-by: Michael Neuling <mikey@neuling.org>
Reported-by: Edjunior Barbosa Machado <emachado@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@kernel.crashing.org>
Signed-off-by: Luis Henriques <luis.henriques@canonical.com>
 arch/powerpc/kernel/ptrace.c | 4 +++-
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)


diff --git a/arch/powerpc/kernel/ptrace.c b/arch/powerpc/kernel/ptrace.c
index c497000..33ff9be 100644
--- a/arch/powerpc/kernel/ptrace.c
+++ b/arch/powerpc/kernel/ptrace.c
@@ -1413,7 +1413,9 @@  static long ppc_set_hwdebug(struct task_struct *child,
 	if (bp_info->addr_mode == PPC_BREAKPOINT_MODE_RANGE_INCLUSIVE) {
 		len = bp_info->addr2 - bp_info->addr;
-	} else if (bp_info->addr_mode != PPC_BREAKPOINT_MODE_EXACT) {
+	} else if (bp_info->addr_mode == PPC_BREAKPOINT_MODE_EXACT)
+		len = 1;
+	else {
 		return -EINVAL;