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Subjectirq-disabled vs vmap vs text_poke
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Hi,

Ingo got the following splat:

[ 5.101748] ------------[ cut here ]------------
[ 5.104305] WARNING: at kernel/smp.c:329 smp_call_function_many+0x34/0x1ea()
[ 5.104305] Hardware name: P4DC6
[ 5.104305] Modules linked in:
[ 5.104305] Pid: 1, comm: swapper Not tainted 2.6.29-rc4-tip-01766-g1757c19-dirty #2
[ 5.104305] Call Trace:
[ 5.104305] [<c012b5d6>] warn_slowpath+0x79/0x8f
[ 5.104305] [<c0104d24>] ? dump_trace+0x7d/0xac
[ 5.104305] [<c014805a>] ? __lock_acquire+0x319/0x382
[ 5.104305] [<c014d6a1>] smp_call_function_many+0x34/0x1ea
[ 5.104305] [<c011b59e>] ? do_flush_tlb_all+0x0/0x48
[ 5.104305] [<c011b59e>] ? do_flush_tlb_all+0x0/0x48
[ 5.104305] [<c014d878>] smp_call_function+0x21/0x28
[ 5.104305] [<c012fa56>] on_each_cpu+0x14/0x23
[ 5.104305] [<c011b56d>] flush_tlb_all+0x19/0x1b
[ 5.104305] [<c018dcbe>] flush_tlb_kernel_range+0xd/0xf
[ 5.104305] [<c018dd00>] vmap_debug_free_range+0x1c/0x20
[ 5.104305] [<c018e386>] remove_vm_area+0x28/0x67
[ 5.104305] [<c018e468>] __vunmap+0x30/0xab
[ 5.104305] [<c018e50a>] vunmap+0x27/0x29
[ 5.104305] [<c06421b6>] text_poke+0xd6/0x104
[ 5.104305] [<c015687c>] ? kprobe_target+0x0/0x15
[ 5.104305] [<c0642a82>] arch_disarm_kprobe+0x13/0x15
[ 5.104305] [<c06434f9>] __unregister_kprobe_top+0x68/0xe8
[ 5.104305] [<c06436d2>] unregister_kretprobes+0x2c/0xb9
[ 5.104305] [<c0643775>] unregister_kretprobe+0x16/0x18
[ 5.104305] [<c0156d0b>] init_test_probes+0x2ed/0x40c
[ 5.104305] [<c09d451c>] init_kprobes+0x127/0x131
[ 5.104305] [<c01476bf>] ? lock_release_holdtime+0x43/0x48
[ 5.104305] [<c0192e48>] ? __slab_alloc+0x5d/0x27a
[ 5.104305] [<c0147a2a>] ? lockdep_init_map+0x80/0xe7
[ 5.104305] [<c0141c0d>] ? clocksource_read+0xd/0xf
[ 5.104305] [<c0142542>] ? getnstimeofday+0x5e/0xe9
[ 5.104305] [<c013e01e>] ? timespec_to_ktime+0xe/0x11
[ 5.104305] [<c09d43f5>] ? init_kprobes+0x0/0x131
[ 5.104305] [<c010115c>] do_one_initcall+0x6a/0x169
[ 5.104305] [<c029ad2f>] ? number+0x10d/0x1cf
[ 5.104305] [<c0147799>] ? register_lock_class+0x17/0x228
[ 5.104305] [<c014805a>] ? __lock_acquire+0x319/0x382
[ 5.104305] [<c029fa91>] ? debug_check_no_obj_freed+0xda/0x126
[ 5.104305] [<c014805a>] ? __lock_acquire+0x319/0x382
[ 5.104305] [<c01476bf>] ? lock_release_holdtime+0x43/0x48
[ 5.104305] [<c0640ec0>] ? _spin_unlock+0x22/0x25
[ 5.104305] [<c01cc0f0>] ? proc_register+0x14b/0x15c
[ 5.104305] [<c01cc20f>] ? create_proc_entry+0x76/0x8c
[ 5.104305] [<c0162900>] ? default_affinity_write+0x3f/0x8a
[ 5.104305] [<c0162a6a>] ? init_irq_proc+0x58/0x65
[ 5.104305] [<c09bf52d>] kernel_init+0x118/0x169
[ 5.104305] [<c09bf415>] ? kernel_init+0x0/0x169
[ 5.104305] [<c0103adf>] kernel_thread_helper+0x7/0x10
[ 5.104305] ---[ end trace e93713a9d40cd06c ]---
Which points to vunmap() being called with interrupts disabled.

Which made me look at the vmap/vunmap calls, and they appear to not be
irq-safe, therefore this would be a bug in text_poke().

[ that is, vmap() can end up calling get_vm_area_caller() which in turn
calls __get_vm_area_node() with GFP_KERNEL, ergo, don't do this from
an atomic context. ]

Now text_poke() uses local_irq_save/restore(), which conveys that it can
be called with IRQs disabled, which is exactly what happens in the trace
above, however we just established that vmap/vunmap() are not irq-safe.

Anybody got an idea on how to fix this?


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