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Subject[Patch] kexec: remove KMSG_DUMP_KEXEC (was Re: Query about kdump_msg hook into crash_kexec())
On Tue, Feb 01, 2011 at 03:38:53PM +0800, Américo Wang wrote:
>On Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 11:33:15PM -0800, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
>>The issue is the inane call inside crash_kexec.
>>
>>It requires both a kexec kernel to be loaded and it requires you to be
>>crashing. Given that when I audited the kmsg_dump handlers they really
>>weren't safe in a crash dump scenario we should just remove it.
>>
>
>Probably, I think we need to get rid of KMSG_DUMP_KEXEC.
>

Here we go.

--------->

KMSG_DUMP_KEXEC is useless because we already save kernel messages
inside /proc/vmcore, and it is unsafe to allow modules to do
other stuffs in a crash dump scenario.

Reported-by: Vivek Goyal <vgoyal@redhat.com>
Cc: "Eric W. Biederman" <ebiederm@xmission.com>
Signed-off-by: WANG Cong <xiyou.wangcong@gmail.com>


---
diff --git a/drivers/char/ramoops.c b/drivers/char/ramoops.c
index 1a9f5f6..8653ba4 100644
--- a/drivers/char/ramoops.c
+++ b/drivers/char/ramoops.c
@@ -69,8 +69,7 @@ static void ramoops_do_dump(struct kmsg_dumper *dumper,
struct timeval timestamp;

if (reason != KMSG_DUMP_OOPS &&
- reason != KMSG_DUMP_PANIC &&
- reason != KMSG_DUMP_KEXEC)
+ reason != KMSG_DUMP_PANIC)
return;

/* Only dump oopses if dump_oops is set */
diff --git a/drivers/mtd/mtdoops.c b/drivers/mtd/mtdoops.c
index e3e40f4..56eac4e 100644
--- a/drivers/mtd/mtdoops.c
+++ b/drivers/mtd/mtdoops.c
@@ -308,8 +308,7 @@ static void mtdoops_do_dump(struct kmsg_dumper *dumper,
char *dst;

if (reason != KMSG_DUMP_OOPS &&
- reason != KMSG_DUMP_PANIC &&
- reason != KMSG_DUMP_KEXEC)
+ reason != KMSG_DUMP_PANIC)
return;

/* Only dump oopses if dump_oops is set */
diff --git a/include/linux/kmsg_dump.h b/include/linux/kmsg_dump.h
index 2a0d7d6..05fa2a9 100644
--- a/include/linux/kmsg_dump.h
+++ b/include/linux/kmsg_dump.h
@@ -17,7 +17,6 @@
enum kmsg_dump_reason {
KMSG_DUMP_OOPS,
KMSG_DUMP_PANIC,
- KMSG_DUMP_KEXEC,
KMSG_DUMP_RESTART,
KMSG_DUMP_HALT,
KMSG_DUMP_POWEROFF,
diff --git a/kernel/kexec.c b/kernel/kexec.c
index ec19b92..3ac0218 100644
--- a/kernel/kexec.c
+++ b/kernel/kexec.c
@@ -32,7 +32,6 @@
#include <linux/console.h>
#include <linux/vmalloc.h>
#include <linux/swap.h>
-#include <linux/kmsg_dump.h>

#include <asm/page.h>
#include <asm/uaccess.h>
@@ -1078,8 +1077,6 @@ void crash_kexec(struct pt_regs *regs)
if (kexec_crash_image) {
struct pt_regs fixed_regs;

- kmsg_dump(KMSG_DUMP_KEXEC);
-
crash_setup_regs(&fixed_regs, regs);
crash_save_vmcoreinfo();
machine_crash_shutdown(&fixed_regs);
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