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Subject[094/119] modules: dont export section names of empty sections via sysfs
2.6.31-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let us know.

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From: Helge Deller <deller@gmx.de>
commit 35dead4235e2b67da7275b4122fed37099c2f462 upstream.

On the parisc architecture we face for each and every loaded kernel module
this kernel "badness warning":
sysfs: cannot create duplicate filename '/module/ac97_bus/sections/.text'
Badness at fs/sysfs/dir.c:487

Reason for that is, that on parisc all kernel modules do have multiple
.text sections due to the usage of the -ffunction-sections compiler flag
which is needed to reach all jump targets on this platform.

An objdump on such a kernel module gives:
Sections:
Idx Name Size VMA LMA File off Algn
0 .note.gnu.build-id 00000024 00000000 00000000 00000034 2**2
CONTENTS, ALLOC, LOAD, READONLY, DATA
1 .text 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000058 2**0
CONTENTS, ALLOC, LOAD, READONLY, CODE
2 .text.ac97_bus_match 0000001c 00000000 00000000 00000058 2**2
CONTENTS, ALLOC, LOAD, READONLY, CODE
3 .text 00000000 00000000 00000000 000000d4 2**0
CONTENTS, ALLOC, LOAD, READONLY, CODE
...
Since the .text sections are empty (size of 0 bytes) and won't be
loaded by the kernel module loader anyway, I don't see a reason
why such sections need to be listed under
/sys/module/<module_name>/sections/<section_name> either.
The attached patch does solve this issue by not exporting section
names which are empty.

This fixes bugzilla http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=14703

Signed-off-by: Helge Deller <deller@gmx.de>
CC: rusty@rustcorp.com.au
CC: akpm@linux-foundation.org
CC: James.Bottomley@HansenPartnership.com
CC: roland@redhat.com
CC: dave@hiauly1.hia.nrc.ca
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de>

---
kernel/module.c | 5 ++++-
1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
--- a/kernel/module.c
+++ b/kernel/module.c
@@ -1179,7 +1179,8 @@ static void add_sect_attrs(struct module

/* Count loaded sections and allocate structures */
for (i = 0; i < nsect; i++)
- if (sechdrs[i].sh_flags & SHF_ALLOC)
+ if (sechdrs[i].sh_flags & SHF_ALLOC
+ && sechdrs[i].sh_size)
nloaded++;
size[0] = ALIGN(sizeof(*sect_attrs)
+ nloaded * sizeof(sect_attrs->attrs[0]),
@@ -1199,6 +1200,8 @@ static void add_sect_attrs(struct module
for (i = 0; i < nsect; i++) {
if (! (sechdrs[i].sh_flags & SHF_ALLOC))
continue;
+ if (!sechdrs[i].sh_size)
+ continue;
sattr->address = sechdrs[i].sh_addr;
sattr->name = kstrdup(secstrings + sechdrs[i].sh_name,
GFP_KERNEL);



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