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SubjectRe: + kmod-avoid-deadlock-by-recursive-kmod-call.patch added to-mm tree
Oleg Nesterov wrote:
> What do you think about s/khelper/system/ instead of this patch?

I'm not catching up with this topic. But I'm fine with any solution provided
that it can handle

some kernel function calls request_module()

request_module() triggers call_usermodehelper("/sbin/modprobe", UMH_WAIT_PROC)

/sbin/modprobe loads a kernel module

loading a kernel module triggers kobject_uevent_env()

kobject_uevent_env() calls call_usermodehelper("/sbin/hotplug", UMH_WAIT_EXEC)

do_execve("/sbin/hotplug") calls request_module("binfmt-0000")

request_module("binfmt-0000") triggers call_usermodehelper("/sbin/modprobe", UMH_WAIT_PROC)

/sbin/modprobe fails to load binfmt-0000 module

call trace on an UP machine.

kmod-avoid-deadlock-by-recursive-kmod-call.patch is for avoiding
call_usermodehelper("/sbin/modprobe", UMH_WAIT_PROC) called from
call_usermodehelper("/sbin/hotplug", UMH_WAIT_EXEC).

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