lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2017]   [Oct]   [4]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
Patch in this message
/
Date
From
SubjectRe: [PATCH] arm64: Enable MRS emulation early
On Wed, Oct 04, 2017 at 01:48:19PM +0100, Dave P Martin wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 04, 2017 at 12:36:29PM +0100, Catalin Marinas wrote:
> > On Wed, Oct 04, 2017 at 12:32:07PM +0100, Dave P Martin wrote:
>
> [...]
>
> > > I don't think the hwcaps shouldn't change after entry to userspace,
> > > so it really doesn't matter whether HWCAP_CPUID is set before or
> > > after registration: for userspace it should all already have happened.
> >
> > Good point, I forgot about this.
> >
> > > It looks to me like all initcalls are called in the same kernel thread
> > > that execs the initramfs init process, before the exec.
> > >
> > > So I still don't see how a built-in late initcall can not have been
> > > called before entry to userspace.
> > >
> > > The patch seems to demonstrate that I'm wrong though.
> > > What am I missing?
> >
> > I also wondered about this. I think is the kernel invoking modprobe
> > before the actual init/linuxrc in an initrd.
>
> Ah, right. Could that be a bug, do you think?
>
> I wonder whether it's even well-defined how early that can happen.
> i.e., which initcall level is guaranteed early enough to prevent this?

I don't think it's a bug, probably just an undocumented convention. I
don't know which module triggered this specific issue but, for example,
I see the possibility of request_module in the ipv4 code only after
fs_initcall(). Let's hope nothing executes user space prior to
arch_initcall().

usermodehlper_enable() is called in do_basic_setup() prior to
do_initcalls(), so there is always a chance of someone calling user
space early. If we want some guarantee, maybe something like below:

diff --git a/init/main.c b/init/main.c
index 0ee9c6866ada..67040e570533 100644
--- a/init/main.c
+++ b/init/main.c
@@ -914,10 +914,16 @@ static void __init do_basic_setup(void)
driver_init();
init_irq_proc();
do_ctors();
- usermodehelper_enable();
do_initcalls();
}

+static int usermodehelper_init(void)
+{
+ usermodehelper_enable();
+ return 0;
+}
+arch_initcall_sync(usermodehelper_init);
+
static void __init do_pre_smp_initcalls(void)
{
initcall_t *fn;
\
 
 \ /
  Last update: 2017-10-04 15:25    [W:0.051 / U:1.488 seconds]
©2003-2017 Jasper Spaans. hosted at Digital OceanAdvertise on this site