(jdk10) RFR(xxs): 8176872: [s390] wrong pc shown in error logs

David Holmes david.holmes at oracle.com
Tue Mar 21 23:47:32 UTC 2017

Hi Thomas,

On 21/03/2017 11:40 PM, Thomas Stüfe wrote:
> Hi all,
> please take a look at this tiny fix. It fixes the pc shown as faulting
> address for SIGILL and SIGFPE in hs_err files.
> https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8176872
> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~stuefe/webrevs/8176872-s390-wrong-pc-in-errorlogs/jdk10-webrev.00/webrev/
> When determining the crash pc, in all posix platform signal handlers pc is
> taken from the context. However, context.pc on zlinux points to the
> instruction *after* the faulting op. The correct way, according to POSIX,
> would be to take the address from siginfo_t->si_addr for signals SIGILL,

Well si_addr is the platform independent POSIX way of getting the 
address. Getting it from the uc_mcontext is architecture specific and 
seemingly not specified as to what the "pc" actually contains - the 
faulting instruction or the next instruction. If it were specified then 
the bug might be in zlinux :)

> (actually, this patch would make sense for all POSIX platforms, but only
> s390 seems to show this error, so I leave the patch local to s390.)

I think it is historical that we get the PC from the uc_mcontext because 
originally we did not have SA_SIGINFO available. So a broader cleanup of 
this code is certainly possible. But for now this S390 fix seems fine.


> Kind Regards, Thomas

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