Bug 76607 - Misleading output in Oops: Using_Versions []
Summary: Misleading output in Oops: Using_Versions []
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: 7.3
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Arjan van de Ven
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-10-24 02:22 UTC by Philip Pokorny
Modified: 2008-08-01 16:22 UTC (History)
0 users

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2004-09-30 15:40:07 UTC

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Description Philip Pokorny 2002-10-24 02:22:43 UTC
Description of Problem:
If a corruption occurs that results in the kernel executing data (outside normal
kernel code), the show_regs() function displays:

EIP is at Using_Versions [] 0x40401234

Where 0x40401234 is one less than the unhandled kernel page fault address.

How Reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Corrupt the process table (This is the hard part...)
2. Collect the Oops.

Actual Results:
EIP is at Using_Versions [] 0x40401234

Expected Results:
EIP is at [unresolved]

Additional Information:

One idea would be to change the value of Using_Versions in kernel/ksyms.c to
something like '0xf0000001' so that it sorts numerically after kernel code. 
However that's very 32-bit and probably not cross-platform portable.

Perhaps the lookup_symbol in kernel/kksymoops.c or the functions in
kernel/kallsyms.c should be made to avoid the __ksymtab section?

Comment 1 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 15:40:07 UTC
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
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