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Subject[PATCH v2 3/8] x86: allow to call text_poke_bp during boot
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We would like to use text_poke_bp in ftrace. It might be called also during
boot when there is only one CPU and we do not need to sync the others.

The check is must to have because there are also disabled interrupts during
the boot. Then the call would cause a deadlock, see the warning in
"smp_call_function_many", kernel/smp.c:371.

Note that the check might need an update when we add support for zero CPUS
or complex numbers, e.g 5i-3 CPUs.

The change is inspired by the code in arch/x86/kernel/ftrace.c.

Signed-off-by: Petr Mladek <pmladek@suse.cz>
---
arch/x86/kernel/alternative.c | 17 ++++++++++++++---
1 file changed, 14 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/alternative.c b/arch/x86/kernel/alternative.c
index c459e62..c28c108 100644
--- a/arch/x86/kernel/alternative.c
+++ b/arch/x86/kernel/alternative.c
@@ -630,6 +630,17 @@ static void do_sync_core(void *info)
sync_core();
}

+static void run_sync(void)
+{
+ /*
+ * We do not need to sync other cores during boot when there is only one
+ * CPU enabled. In fact, we must not because there are also disabled
+ * interrupts. The call would fail because of a potential deadlock.
+ */
+ if (num_online_cpus() != 1)
+ on_each_cpu(do_sync_core, NULL, 1);
+}
+
static bool bp_patching_in_progress;
static void *bp_int3_handler, *bp_int3_addr;

@@ -692,7 +703,7 @@ int text_poke_bp(void *addr, const void *opcode, size_t len, void *handler)
if (unlikely(ret))
goto fail;

- on_each_cpu(do_sync_core, NULL, 1);
+ run_sync();

if (len - sizeof(int3) > 0) {
/* patch all but the first byte */
@@ -706,7 +717,7 @@ int text_poke_bp(void *addr, const void *opcode, size_t len, void *handler)
* not necessary and we'd be safe even without it. But
* better safe than sorry (plus there's not only Intel).
*/
- on_each_cpu(do_sync_core, NULL, 1);
+ run_sync();
}

/* patch the first byte */
@@ -714,7 +725,7 @@ int text_poke_bp(void *addr, const void *opcode, size_t len, void *handler)
if (unlikely(ret))
goto fail;

- on_each_cpu(do_sync_core, NULL, 1);
+ run_sync();

fail:
bp_patching_in_progress = false;
--
1.8.4


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