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Subject[PATCH] Allow populate_rootfs() to be called early (resent, with sob)
21/02/08 20:02, Éric Piel wrote/a écrit:
> 12/02/08 00:41, Éric Piel wrote/a écrit:
>> 11/02/08 14:47, Sergey Vlasov wrote/a écrit:
>>>> Would that seem an acceptable solution? Or what other way exists?
>>> Disabling call_usermodehelper() until all core initializers had
>>> completed would fix the problem too; will such change be acceptable?
>> Yes, that looks like a nice way. Actually, I discovered that for suspend
>> and resume, there is exactly the same need, and a special flag is
>> already available: usermodehelper_disabled.
>>
>> So here is a proposal patch leveraging this flag. The rootfs is
>> populated early but user land execution is forbidden until we reach a
>> sufficient initialization state. I think it even has the bonus of
>> doing _explicitly_ what we want (avoid user land execution).
>>
>> Does this look good? (if so, I can probably make it even cleaner by
>> renaming/removing the rootfs_initcall level)
>
> It's been a week and no one has screamed, so I guess the idea looks fine
> to everyone :-)
>
> Here is a boot tested patch for integration. In addition to the previous
> version, it removes also rootfs_initcall(), and uses fs_initcall_sync().
> There should be absolutely no difference in behaviour as there was no
> user of fs_initcall_sync() in the kernel.
>
> I'm not sure what should be the best tree to go through. Maybe the ACPI
> tree, as all this is needed for CONFIG_ACPI_CUSTOM_DSDT_INITRD...
>
Len has reminded me that I have to add a s-o-b line to my patches :-)
Here is a corrected version (against 2.6.25-rc2).

Eric
--

For ACPI table override, we need the rootfs available early. So this patch
* removes the kludge calling populate_rootfs early _sometimes_
* leverage the usermodehelper_disabled variable to prevent too early userspace
execution would could lead to oops if the kernel subsystem are not yet initialised

Signed-off-by: Eric Piel <eric.piel@tremplin-utc.net>
---
include/asm-generic/vmlinux.lds.h | 1 -
include/linux/init.h | 1 -
init/initramfs.c | 7 -------
init/main.c | 4 ----
kernel/kmod.c | 15 +++++++++++----
5 files changed, 11 insertions(+), 17 deletions(-)
diff --git a/include/asm-generic/vmlinux.lds.h b/include/asm-generic/vmlinux.lds.h
index f784d2f..19ddbae 100644
--- a/include/asm-generic/vmlinux.lds.h
+++ b/include/asm-generic/vmlinux.lds.h
@@ -335,7 +335,6 @@
*(.initcall4s.init) \
*(.initcall5.init) \
*(.initcall5s.init) \
- *(.initcallrootfs.init) \
*(.initcall6.init) \
*(.initcall6s.init) \
*(.initcall7.init) \
diff --git a/include/linux/init.h b/include/linux/init.h
index a404a00..ecd05cd 100644
--- a/include/linux/init.h
+++ b/include/linux/init.h
@@ -183,7 +183,6 @@ void prepare_namespace(void);
#define subsys_initcall_sync(fn) __define_initcall("4s",fn,4s)
#define fs_initcall(fn) __define_initcall("5",fn,5)
#define fs_initcall_sync(fn) __define_initcall("5s",fn,5s)
-#define rootfs_initcall(fn) __define_initcall("rootfs",fn,rootfs)
#define device_initcall(fn) __define_initcall("6",fn,6)
#define device_initcall_sync(fn) __define_initcall("6s",fn,6s)
#define late_initcall(fn) __define_initcall("7",fn,7)
diff --git a/init/initramfs.c b/init/initramfs.c
index c0b1e05..b74e845 100644
--- a/init/initramfs.c
+++ b/init/initramfs.c
@@ -577,10 +577,3 @@ int __init populate_rootfs(void)
}
return 0;
}
-#ifndef CONFIG_ACPI_CUSTOM_DSDT_INITRD
-/*
- * if this option is enabled, populate_rootfs() is called _earlier_ in the
- * boot sequence. This insures that the ACPI initialisation can find the file.
- */
-rootfs_initcall(populate_rootfs);
-#endif
diff --git a/init/main.c b/init/main.c
index 8b19820..703ded0 100644
--- a/init/main.c
+++ b/init/main.c
@@ -102,11 +102,7 @@ static inline void mark_rodata_ro(void) { }
extern void tc_init(void);
#endif

-#ifdef CONFIG_ACPI_CUSTOM_DSDT_INITRD
extern int populate_rootfs(void);
-#else
-static inline void populate_rootfs(void) {}
-#endif

enum system_states system_state;
EXPORT_SYMBOL(system_state);
diff --git a/kernel/kmod.c b/kernel/kmod.c
index bb7df2a..112b261 100644
--- a/kernel/kmod.c
+++ b/kernel/kmod.c
@@ -267,14 +267,23 @@ static void __call_usermodehelper(struct work_struct *work)
}
}

-#ifdef CONFIG_PM
/*
* If set, call_usermodehelper_exec() will exit immediately returning -EBUSY
* (used for preventing user land processes from being created after the user
* land has been frozen during a system-wide hibernation or suspend operation).
+ * It is also used at boot up to avoid calling a user land process before all
+ * the kernel subsystems are initialised (such as pipefs).
*/
-static int usermodehelper_disabled;
+static int usermodehelper_disabled = 1;

+static int __init enable_usermodehelper(void)
+{
+ usermodehelper_disabled = 0;
+ return 0;
+}
+fs_initcall_sync(enable_usermodehelper);
+
+#ifdef CONFIG_PM
/* Number of helpers running */
static atomic_t running_helpers = ATOMIC_INIT(0);

@@ -342,8 +351,6 @@ static void register_pm_notifier_callback(void)
pm_notifier(usermodehelper_pm_callback, 0);
}
#else /* CONFIG_PM */
-#define usermodehelper_disabled 0
-
static inline void helper_lock(void) {}
static inline void helper_unlock(void) {}
static inline void register_pm_notifier_callback(void) {}
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