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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2.6.29.x - 2.6.31.1] module: fix __module_ref_addr()
* Steven Rostedt (rostedt@goodmis.org) wrote:
> This patch does not apply to 2.6.34-rc, and the code in upstream looks
> to have been fixed. Should this go to stable?

Yes. 2.6.34-rc does not have this issue anymore, but the patch is needed in
-stable.

Thanks,

Mathieu

>
> -- Steve
>
>
> On Sat, 2010-03-27 at 10:31 -0400, Mathieu Desnoyers wrote:
> > __module_ref_addr() should use per_cpu_ptr() to obfuscate the pointer
> > (RELOC_HIDE is needed for per cpu pointers).
> >
> > This non-standard per-cpu pointer use has been introduced by commit
> > 720eba31f47aeade8ec130ca7f4353223c49170f
> >
> > It causes a NULL pointer exception on some configurations when CONFIG_TRACING is
> > enabled on 2.6.33. This patch fixes the problem (acknowledged by Randy who
> > reported the bug).
> >
> > It did not appear to hurt previously because most of the accesses were done
> > through local_inc, which probably obfuscated the access enough that no compiler
> > optimizations were done. But with local_read() done when CONFIG_TRACING is
> > active, this becomes a problem. Non-CONFIG_TRACING is probably affected as well
> > (module.c contains local_set and local_read that use __module_ref_addr()), but I
> > guess nobody noticed because we've been lucky enough that the compiler did not
> > generate the inappropriate optimization pattern there.
> >
> > This patch should be queued for the 2.6.29.x through 2.6.33.x stable branches.
> > (tested on 2.6.33.1 x86_64)
> >
> > The __module_ref_addr() problem disappears in 2.6.34-rc kernels because these
> > percpu accesses were re-factored.
> >
> > It makes me wonder about other non-standard uses of per_cpu_offset: there is one
> > in module.c and two in lockdep.c, which are still in 2.6.34-rc. This should
> > probably be fixed by the code authors in separate patches.
> >
> > lockdep.c: commit 8e18257d29238311e82085152741f0c3aa18b74d
> > module.c: commit 6b588c18f8dacfa6d7957c33c5ff832096e752d3
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Mathieu Desnoyers <mathieu.desnoyers@efficios.com>
> > Tested-by: Randy Dunlap <randy.dunlap@oracle.com>
> > CC: Eric Dumazet <dada1@cosmosbay.com>
> > CC: Rusty Russell <rusty@rustcorp.com.au>
> > CC: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl>
> > CC: Tejun Heo <tj@kernel.org>
> > CC: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
> > CC: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
> > CC: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
> > CC: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de>
> > CC: Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org>
> > ---
> > include/linux/module.h | 2 +-
> > kernel/module.c | 2 +-
> > 2 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
> >
> > Index: linux-2.6-lttng/include/linux/module.h
> > ===================================================================
> > --- linux-2.6-lttng.orig/include/linux/module.h 2010-03-25 11:01:53.000000000 -0400
> > +++ linux-2.6-lttng/include/linux/module.h 2010-03-25 11:01:59.000000000 -0400
> > @@ -467,7 +467,7 @@ void symbol_put_addr(void *addr);
> > static inline local_t *__module_ref_addr(struct module *mod, int cpu)
> > {
> > #ifdef CONFIG_SMP
> > - return (local_t *) (mod->refptr + per_cpu_offset(cpu));
> > + return (local_t *) per_cpu_ptr(mod->refptr, cpu);
> > #else
> > return &mod->ref;
> > #endif
> >
>
>

--
Mathieu Desnoyers
Operating System Efficiency R&D Consultant
EfficiOS Inc.
http://www.efficios.com


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