Re: no crash after setting ESP to 0 in module
Mikulas Patocka (email@example.com)
Mon, 23 Jun 2003 14:58:35 +0200 (CEST)
> I already asked this once, but since I got no answer I figured I'll
> try it again, maybe this time someone has the time to quickly explain
> me that thing.
> If I build a kernel module which does something like, say:
> MOV ESP, 0
> in init_module() then I get an oops, insmod (or whatever process tried
> to insert the module) gets killed by the kernel and everything goes on
> like that never happened.
> My question is now: why? How? I really expect the processor to fail
> into a triple fault when doing such a nasty thing, since I am in Ring
> 0 and there isn't any stack to handle the stack fault exception.
> Where's the magic?
Processor will do double fault prior to triple fault. Double fault
exception 8 points to a task switch gate --- and task switch doesn't
require correct ESP. So it loads new ESP from task state segment of that
gate and calls doublefault_fn.
See file arch/i386/kernel/doublefault.c
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