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SubjectRe: [PATCH] call sysrq_timer_list_show from a workqueue
On Wed, 9 Jan 2008 14:20:18 +1100 Rusty Russell <> wrote:

> On Wednesday 09 January 2008 11:21:59 Andrew Morton wrote:
> > The string handling in here has become a bit scruffy.
> Yes, that patch also evokes a const warning. Fixed below.

No patch was included.

> I assume you've
> queued these because you're thinking of applying them before 2.6.24? I'd say
> only modules-de-mutex-more-symbol-lookup-paths-in-the-module-code.patch
> warrants that (the other is unlikely and not a regression).

Actually I was thinking 2.6.25 on both.


Kyle McMartin reports sysrq_timer_list_show() can hit the module
mutex; these paths don't need to though, since we long ago changed all
the module list manipulation to occur via stop_machine().

Disabling preemption is enough.

Ah. sysrq_timer_list_show() is called from interrupt.

<fixes changelog, thwaps its author>

OK, 2.6.24 seems reasonable.

> > afacit the `namebuf[KSYM_NAME_LEN - 1] = 0;' would be unneeded if we were
> > to use strlcpy() and I suspect the `namebuf[0] = 0;' isn't needed either.
> >
> > And the use of strlcpy() means we don't need to subtract 1 from
> > KSYM_NAME_LEN and we don't need to fret about weird strncpy semantics when
> > the input string is too large.
> >
> >
> > And the fact that incoming arg `namebuf' MUST point at a
> > KSYM_NAME_LEN-sized buffer could be better communicated by using a
> > dedicated struct for this, or by giving the arg a type of `char
> > namebuf[KSYM_NAME_LEN]'. Or by adding a comment. Or by just ignoring
> > me and doing something more useful.
> Or better, rework all the name lookup interfaces, rather than having:
> struct module *module_text_address(unsigned long addr);
> struct module *__module_text_address(unsigned long addr);
> int is_module_address(unsigned long addr);
> int module_get_kallsym(unsigned int symnum, unsigned long *value, char *type,
> char *name, char *module_name, int *exported);
> char *module_address_lookup(unsigned long addr,
> unsigned long *symbolsize,
> unsigned long *offset,
> char **modname,
> char *namebuf);
> int lookup_module_symbol_name(unsigned long addr, char *symname);
> int lookup_module_symbol_attrs(unsigned long addr, unsigned long *size,
> unsigned long *offset, char *modname, char *name);
> unsigned long module_kallsyms_lookup_name(const char *name);
> unsigned long kallsyms_lookup_name(const char *name);
> extern int kallsyms_lookup_size_offset(unsigned long addr,
> unsigned long *symbolsize,
> unsigned long *offset);
> const char *kallsyms_lookup(unsigned long addr,
> unsigned long *symbolsize,
> unsigned long *offset,
> char **modname, char *namebuf);
> extern int sprint_symbol(char *buffer, unsigned long address);
> extern void __print_symbol(const char *fmt, unsigned long address);
> int lookup_symbol_name(unsigned long addr, char *symname);
> int lookup_symbol_attrs(unsigned long addr, unsigned long *size,
> unsigned long *offset, char *modname, char *name);

Yes, it could all do with a revisit.

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