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SubjectRe: [PATCH] x86: Fix 27-rc crash on vsmp due to paravirt during module load
On Tue, Sep 23, 2008 at 10:31:45AM +0200, Ingo Molnar wrote:
>
>* Ravikiran G Thirumalai <kiran@scalex86.org> wrote:
>
>> 27-rc fails to boot up if configured to use modules. Turns out
>> vsmp_patch was marked __init, and vsmp_patch being the pvops 'patch'
>> routine for vsmp, a call to vsmp_patch just turns out to execute a
>> code page with series of 0xcc (POISON_FREE_INITMEM -- int3). Since
>> apply_paravirt can only be called during init/module load, make
>> vsmp_patch with "__init_or_module"
>
>applied to tip/x86/urgent, thanks Ravikiran!
>


Thanks Ingo.
Can this get into 2.6.26 stable as well, please? (Re-sending patch for -stable,
re diffed against 2.6.26.5)

Thanks,
Kiran

---
vsmp_patch has been marked with __init ever since pvops, however,
apply_paravirt can be called during module load causing calls to
freed memory location.

Since apply_paravirt can only be called during bootup and module load,
mark vsmp patch with "__init_or_module"

Signed-off-by: Ravikiran Thirumalai <kiran@scalex86.org>

Index: linux-2.6.26.5/arch/x86/kernel/vsmp_64.c
===================================================================
--- linux-2.6.26.5.orig/arch/x86/kernel/vsmp_64.c 2008-09-08 10:40:20.000000000 -0700
+++ linux-2.6.26.5/arch/x86/kernel/vsmp_64.c 2008-09-23 10:02:05.000000000 -0700
@@ -58,7 +58,7 @@
native_restore_fl((flags | X86_EFLAGS_IF) & (~X86_EFLAGS_AC));
}

-static unsigned __init vsmp_patch(u8 type, u16 clobbers, void *ibuf,
+static unsigned __init_or_module vsmp_patch(u8 type, u16 clobbers, void *ibuf,
unsigned long addr, unsigned len)
{
switch (type) {

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