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SubjectRe: kernel segv with 2.6.31-rc6 ?
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On Mon, 2009-08-17 at 23:31 +0200, Helge Deller wrote:
> anyone else seeing this with 2.6.31-rc6 ?
>
> <...system boots up...>
> Waiting for /dev to be fully populated...
>
> sysfs: cannot create duplicate filename '/module/ac97_bus/sections/.text'
> ------------[ cut here ]------------
> Badness at fs/sysfs/dir.c:487
>
> YZrvWESTHLNXBCVMcbcbcbcbOGFRQPDI
> PSW: 00000000000001000000000000001111 Not tainted
> r00-03 0004000f 10669bd0 10204ff8 7ce58340
> r04-07 7efcd000 ffffffef 7f881d74 7efcd000
> r08-11 0008746c 00000000 7f1c6400 0008441c
> r12-15 00000019 00084332 105a96c8 00000124
> r16-19 0000fff1 00000017 00084abc ffffffff
> r20-23 7eeff080 00000060 102f5898 10330dec
> r24-27 ffffffff 0000000e 10669c04 10656670
> r28-31 00000050 00000190 7ce583c0 10123988
> sr00-03 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000008
> sr04-07 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
>
> IASQ: 00000000 00000000 IAOQ: 10204ff8 10204ffc
> IIR: 03ffe01f ISR: 00000000 IOR: 00000000
> CPU: 0 CR30: 7ce58000 CR31: 11111111
> ORIG_R28: 00000001
> IAOQ[0]: sysfs_add_one+0xb8/0xd0
> IAOQ[1]: sysfs_add_one+0xbc/0xd0
> RP(r2): sysfs_add_one+0xb8/0xd0
> Backtrace:
> [<102045b8>] sysfs_add_file_mode+0x60/0xc4
> [<1020748c>] internal_create_group+0xf0/0x1d8
>
> Backtrace:
> [<1016f0f0>] load_module+0x10e8/0x1294
>
>
> Kernel Fault: Code=26 regs=7ce58200 (Addr=00000030)
>
> YZrvWESTHLNXBCVMcbcbcbcbOGFRQPDI
> PSW: 00000000000001100000000000001111 Tainted: G W
> r00-03 0006000f 7ce58200 1016f0f0 7ce58140
> r04-07 00084444 00000019 00087424 7eddb660
> r08-11 00084000 00000001 7f1c66a4 0008441c
> r12-15 00000019 00084332 105a96c8 00000124
> r16-19 0000fff1 00000017 00084abc 00000000
> r20-23 00000000 1016d3e0 7eddb668 00000124
> r24-27 105a96cc 00000000 7eddb660 10656670
> r28-31 00000000 00000001 7ce58200 00000000
> sr00-03 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000008
> sr04-07 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
>
> IASQ: 00000000 00000000 IAOQ: 1016f130 1016f134
> IIR: 4b940060 ISR: 00000000 IOR: 00000030
> CPU: 0 CR30: 7ce58000 CR31: 11111111
> ORIG_R28: 00084332
> IAOQ[0]: load_module+0x1128/0x1294
> IAOQ[1]: load_module+0x112c/0x1294
> RP(r2): load_module+0x10e8/0x1294
> Backtrace:
> [<1016f0f0>] load_module+0x10e8/0x1294
>
> Kernel panic - not syncing: Kernel Fault
> Backtrace:
> [<1011ac28>] show_stack+0x18/0x28
> [<1013f3a0>] vprintk+0x19c/0x430

The root cause is a duplicate section name (.text); is this legal?

However, there's a problem with commit
6d76013381ed28979cd122eb4b249a88b5e384fa in that if you fail to allocate
a mod->sect_attrs (in this case it's null because of the duplication),
it still gets used without checking in add_notes_attrs()

This should fix it

Signed-off-by: James Bottomley <James.Bottomley@suse.de>

---
diff --git a/kernel/module.c b/kernel/module.c
index fd14114..a703c49 100644
--- a/kernel/module.c
+++ b/kernel/module.c
@@ -2353,7 +2353,8 @@ static noinline struct module *load_module(void __user *umod,
if (err < 0)
goto unlink;
add_sect_attrs(mod, hdr->e_shnum, secstrings, sechdrs);
- add_notes_attrs(mod, hdr->e_shnum, secstrings, sechdrs);
+ if (mod->sect_attrs)
+ add_notes_attrs(mod, hdr->e_shnum, secstrings, sechdrs);

/* Get rid of temporary copy */
vfree(hdr);



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