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SubjectRe: [PATCH] block2mtd lockdep_init_map warning
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On Tue, 2008-01-08 at 11:47 +1100, Rusty Russell wrote:
> On Monday 07 January 2008 21:05:26 Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> > On Sun, 2008-01-06 at 14:11 -0500, Erez Zadok wrote:
> > > > Ingo, Peter, does either of you actually care about this problem? In
> > > > the last round when I debugged this problem there was a notable lack of
> > > > reaction from either of you.
> > >
> > > The problem appears to be an interaction of two components--module
> > > loading and lockdep--that's perhaps why it wasn't given enough attention.
> >
> > Would something like this work for people?
>
> Hi Peter,
>
> There's nothing wrong with this patch, but I think it papers over a more
> general problem: we enter the module (to parse args) while it's not in the
> module list. This also means we won't get a nice oops if it crashes.
>
> This is untested, but does it solve it for you?

I think it should, Erez care to give it a spin?

> diff -r 68fd1b22db89 kernel/module.c
> --- a/kernel/module.c Mon Jan 07 18:59:50 2008 +1100
> +++ b/kernel/module.c Tue Jan 08 11:46:11 2008 +1100
> @@ -2043,6 +2043,11 @@ static struct module *load_module(void _
> printk(KERN_WARNING "%s: Ignoring obsolete parameters\n",
> mod->name);
>
> + /* Now sew it into the lists so we can get lockdep and oops
> + * info during argument parsing. Noone should access us, since
> + * strong_try_module_get() will fail. */
> + stop_machine_run(__link_module, mod, NR_CPUS);
> +
> /* Size of section 0 is 0, so this works well if no params */
> err = parse_args(mod->name, mod->args,
> (struct kernel_param *)
> @@ -2051,7 +2056,7 @@ static struct module *load_module(void _
> / sizeof(struct kernel_param),
> NULL);
> if (err < 0)
> - goto arch_cleanup;
> + goto unlink;
>
> err = mod_sysfs_setup(mod,
> (struct kernel_param *)
> @@ -2059,7 +2064,7 @@ static struct module *load_module(void _
> sechdrs[setupindex].sh_size
> / sizeof(struct kernel_param));
> if (err < 0)
> - goto arch_cleanup;
> + goto unlink;
> add_sect_attrs(mod, hdr->e_shnum, secstrings, sechdrs);
> add_notes_attrs(mod, hdr->e_shnum, secstrings, sechdrs);
>
> @@ -2074,7 +2079,8 @@ static struct module *load_module(void _
> /* Done! */
> return mod;
>
> - arch_cleanup:
> + unlink:
> + stop_machine_run(__unlink_module, mod, NR_CPUS);
> module_arch_cleanup(mod);
> cleanup:
> module_unload_free(mod);
> @@ -2130,10 +2136,6 @@ sys_init_module(void __user *umod,
> mutex_unlock(&module_mutex);
> return PTR_ERR(mod);
> }
> -
> - /* Now sew it into the lists. They won't access us, since
> - strong_try_module_get() will fail. */
> - stop_machine_run(__link_module, mod, NR_CPUS);
>
> /* Drop lock so they can recurse */
> mutex_unlock(&module_mutex);



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