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SubjectRe: [PATCH 3/7] Ksplice: Make find_symbol return a struct kernel_symbol
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On Saturday 06 December 2008 10:33:56 Jeff Arnold wrote:
> From: Tim Abbott <tabbott@mit.edu>
>
> Ksplice needs access to the kernel_symbol structure in order to support
> modifications to the exported symbol table.

Applied, with some fixes:

> preempt_disable();
> - if (IS_ERR_VALUE(find_symbol(symbol, &owner, NULL, true, false)))
> + if (find_symbol(symbol, &owner, NULL, true, false) == NULL)
> BUG();

I skipped the == NULL part; if (find_symbol... reads quite well. Same with
three or so other places.
> - ret = find_symbol(name, &owner, &crc,
> + sym = find_symbol(name, &owner, &crc,
> !(mod->taints & (1 << TAINT_PROPRIETARY_MODULE)), true);
> - if (!IS_ERR_VALUE(ret)) {
> - /* use_module can fail due to OOM,
> - or module initialization or unloading */
> - if (!check_version(sechdrs, versindex, name, mod, crc) ||
> - !use_module(mod, owner))
> - ret = -EINVAL;
> - }
> - return ret;
> + /* use_module can fail due to OOM,
> + or module initialization or unloading */
> + if (!check_version(sechdrs, versindex, name, mod, crc) ||
> + !use_module(mod, owner))
> + sym = NULL;
> + return sym;
> }

If sym is NULL those other values aren't valid! You can't take out the
branch....
> - return (void *)value;
> + return sym == NULL ? (void *)0 : (void *)sym->value;
> }

One NULL too many, and one too few:
return sym ? (void *)sym->value : NULL;

Here's the nett diff:

diff --git a/kernel/module.c b/kernel/module.c
--- a/kernel/module.c
+++ b/kernel/module.c
@@ -860,7 +860,7 @@ void __symbol_put(const char *symbol)
struct module *owner;

preempt_disable();
- if (find_symbol(symbol, &owner, NULL, true, false) == NULL)
+ if (!find_symbol(symbol, &owner, NULL, true, false))
BUG();
module_put(owner);
preempt_enable();
@@ -1023,7 +1023,7 @@ static inline int check_modstruct_versio
{
const unsigned long *crc;

- if (find_symbol("struct_module", NULL, &crc, true, false) == NULL)
+ if (!find_symbol("struct_module", NULL, &crc, true, false))
BUG();
return check_version(sechdrs, versindex, "struct_module", mod, crc);
}
@@ -1077,9 +1077,11 @@ static const struct kernel_symbol *resol
!(mod->taints & (1 << TAINT_PROPRIETARY_MODULE)), true);
/* use_module can fail due to OOM,
or module initialization or unloading */
- if (!check_version(sechdrs, versindex, name, mod, crc) ||
- !use_module(mod, owner))
- sym = NULL;
+ if (sym) {
+ if (!check_version(sechdrs, versindex, name, mod, crc) ||
+ !use_module(mod, owner))
+ sym = NULL;
+ }
return sym;
}

@@ -1481,11 +1483,11 @@ void *__symbol_get(const char *symbol)

preempt_disable();
sym = find_symbol(symbol, &owner, NULL, true, true);
- if (sym != NULL && strong_try_module_get(owner))
+ if (sym && strong_try_module_get(owner))
sym = NULL;
preempt_enable();

- return sym == NULL ? (void *)0 : (void *)sym->value;
+ return sym ? (void *)sym->value : NULL;
}
EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(__symbol_get);

@@ -1513,8 +1515,7 @@ static int verify_export_symbols(struct

for (i = 0; i < ARRAY_SIZE(arr); i++) {
for (s = arr[i].sym; s < arr[i].sym + arr[i].num; s++) {
- if (find_symbol(s->name, &owner, NULL, true, false)
- != NULL) {
+ if (find_symbol(s->name, &owner, NULL, true, false)) {
printk(KERN_ERR
"%s: exports duplicate symbol %s"
" (owned by %s)\n",
@@ -1561,7 +1562,7 @@ static int simplify_symbols(Elf_Shdr *se
ksym = resolve_symbol(sechdrs, versindex,
strtab + sym[i].st_name, mod);
/* Ok if resolved. */
- if (ksym != NULL) {
+ if (ksym) {
sym[i].st_value = ksym->value;
break;
}

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