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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] livepatch: Fix the bug if the function name is larger than KSYM_NAME_LEN-1
On 04/13/15 at 11:57P, Josh Poimboeuf wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 14, 2015 at 08:26:29AM +0800, Minfei Huang wrote:
> > On 04/13/15 at 06:13P, Josh Poimboeuf wrote:
> > > On Sun, Apr 12, 2015 at 09:15:54PM +0800, Minfei Huang wrote:
> > > > For now, the kallsyms will only store the first (KSYM_NAME_LEN-1). The
> > > > kallsyms name is same for the function which first (KSYM_NAME_LEN-1) is
> > > > same, but the rest is not.
> > > >
> > > > Then function will never be patched, although function name and address
> > > > are provided both. The reason caused this bug is livepatch cannt
> > > > recognize the function name.
> > > >
> > > > Now, livepatch will verify the function name with first (KSYM_NAME_LEN-1)
> > > > and address, if provided. Once they are matched, we can confirm that the
> > > > patched function is found.
> > >
> > > From scripts/kallsyms.c:
> > >
> > > if (strlen(str) > KSYM_NAME_LEN) {
> > > fprintf(stderr, "Symbol %s too long for kallsyms (%zu vs %d).\n"
> > > "Please increase KSYM_NAME_LEN both in kernel and kallsyms.c\n",
> > > str, strlen(str), KSYM_NAME_LEN);
> > > return -1;
> > > }
> > >
> > > So I think such a long symbol name wouldn't be added to the kallsyms
> > > database in the first place.
> > >
> >
> > Actually, kernel allows overlength function name to be used. Following
> > is my testing module.
> >
> > We can got the address in /proc/kallsyms.
> > $ cat /proc/kallsyms | grep sysfs_print
> > ffffffffa0000000 t sys_print_print_print_print_print_print_print_print_print_print_print_print_print_print_print_print_print_print_print_print_pri [sysfs_print]
> > ffffffffa0000010 t kobj_release [sysfs_print]
> > ffffffffa0000020 t sys_print_print_print_print_print_print_print_print_print_print_print_print_print_print_print_print_print_print_print_print_pri [sysfs_print]
> > ffffffffa00004e0 b root_kobj [sysfs_print]
> > ffffffffa0000200 d print_ktype [sysfs_print]
> > ffffffffa00004a0 b print_kobj [sysfs_print]
> > ffffffffa000004c t sys_print_exit [sysfs_print]
> > ffffffffa0000144 r __func__.14514 [sysfs_print]
> > ffffffffa0000230 d kobj_attrs [sysfs_print]
> > ffffffffa0000240 d sys_print_kobj_attr [sysfs_print]
> > ffffffffa0000260 d __this_module [sysfs_print]
> > ffffffffa000004c t cleanup_module [sysfs_print]
> >
> > Code:
> >
> > static ssize_t sys_print_print_print_print_print_print_print_print_print_print_print_print_print_print_print_print_print_print_print_print_print_store(struct kobject *kobj, s
> > const char *buf, size_t count)
> > {
> > return count;
> > }
> >
> > static ssize_t sys_print_print_print_print_print_print_print_print_print_print_print_print_print_print_print_print_print_print_print_print_print_show(struct kobject *kobj,
> > struct kobj_attribute *attr, char *buf)
> > {
> > return snprintf(buf, PAGE_SIZE-1, "%s\n", "This is printed by module");
> > }
> >
> > static struct kobj_attribute sys_print_kobj_attr = __ATTR_RW(sys_print_print_print_print_print_print_print_print_print_print_print_print_print_print_print_print_print_print_p
> > static struct attribute *kobj_attrs[] = {
> > &sys_print_kobj_attr.attr,
> > NULL
> > };
> >
>
> Hm, this seems like a kallsyms bug. IMO it should either fail the build
> or omit the symbol from the kallsyms db. Truncating it seems dangerous
> and counterintuitive.
>

Kallsyms will record all of the function name, without truncating it.
But the kallsyms will return the truncated function name which is max to
127.

> But regardless I really don't see a good reason to encourage this kind
> of insanity in the livepatch code.
>

Yes, the above code is terrible, but we cannt stop user composing like
that.

Once the function name is like above, user will never have chance to use
livepatch.

Thanks
Minfei

> --
> Josh


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