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SubjectOops with proc filesystem.


I'm seeing a Oops involving the proc filesystem and a module I wrote.
I'm using kernel 2.4.13 patched with kdb.
Apparently my "read_proc" function is still being called after the module,
(where it was defined) is removed.

It seems the fix would be to clear the "read_proc" field of the
proc_dir_entry structure when "remove_proc_entry" is called.
In "proc_read_file" we already check for a valid "read_proc" pointer
(!= NULL).

Rui Sousa

To create the proc entries I use something like:

proc_mkdir ("gateway", 0);
sprintf(s, "gateway/stats");
create_proc_read_entry (s, 0, 0, gateway_read_proc, NULL);

and to remove them:

sprintf(s, "gateway/stats");
remove_proc_entry(s, NULL);

remove_proc_entry("gateway", NULL);

On remove the kernel outputs:
Nov 22 16:37:04 catalina4 kernel: remove_proc_entry: csm3/stats busy,
Nov 22 16:37:04 catalina4 kernel: remove_proc_entry: gateway/csm3 busy,

Nov 22 16:37:04 catalina4 kernel: remove_proc_entry: /proc/gateway busy,

So we now the proc entry has been marked deleted.

kdb shows:
kdb> bt
EBP EIP Function(args)
0xc2b35f98 0xc4b20cec <unknown>+0xc4b20cec (0xc217f000, 0xc2b35f94, 0x0, 0x400, 0xc2b35f90)
kernel <unknown> 0x0 0x0 0x0
0xc01470a7 proc_file_read+0xe7 (0xc29150c0, 0x40469000, 0x400, 0xc29150e0)
kernel .text 0xc0100000 0xc0146fc0 0xc0147168
0xc2b35fbc 0xc012f336 sys_read+0x8e (0x26, 0x40469000, 0x400, 0x814cdd0, 0x40469000)
kernel .text 0xc0100000 0xc012f2a8 0xc012f370
0xc0106c4b system_call+0x33
kernel .text 0xc0100000 0xc0106c18 0xc0106c50

kdb> lsmod
Module Size modstruct Used by
floppy 52020 0xc4824000 0 (autoclean)

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