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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH 2/2] module: When modifying a module's text ignore modules which are going away too
On Wed, 26 Oct 2016 11:35:18 +1030
Rusty Russell <rusty@rustcorp.com.au> wrote:

> Aaron Tomlin <atomlin@redhat.com> writes:
> > By default, during the access permission modification of a module's core
> > and init pages, we only ignore modules that are malformed. There is no
> > reason not to extend this to modules which are going away too.
>
> Well, it depends on all the callers (ie. ftrace): is that also ignoring
> modules which are going away?
>
> Otherwise, we set MODULE_STATE_GOING, ftrace walks all the modules and
> this one is still RO...
>

Actually, looking into this more, you are correct. There's a
possibility in enabling ftrace after the module is about to go but
before ftrace_release_mod() is called (which will remove the module
text from the ftrace function list).

I don't see any reason for not allowing set_all_modules_text_rw() from
being called if a module is going. If a module is going, shouldn't its
text be rw anyway?

Perhaps just preventing it from turning into ro will be sufficient. And
remove the check from set_all_modules_text_rw().

-- Steve


> Thanks,
> Rusty.
>
> > This patch makes both set_all_modules_text_rw() and
> > set_all_modules_text_ro() skip modules which are going away too.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Aaron Tomlin <atomlin@redhat.com>
> > ---
> > kernel/module.c | 6 ++++--
> > 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
> >
> > diff --git a/kernel/module.c b/kernel/module.c
> > index ff93ab8..09c386b 100644
> > --- a/kernel/module.c
> > +++ b/kernel/module.c
> > @@ -1953,7 +1953,8 @@ void set_all_modules_text_rw(void)
> >
> > mutex_lock(&module_mutex);
> > list_for_each_entry_rcu(mod, &modules, list) {
> > - if (mod->state == MODULE_STATE_UNFORMED)
> > + if (mod->state == MODULE_STATE_UNFORMED ||
> > + mod->state == MODULE_STATE_GOING)
> > continue;
> >
> > frob_text(&mod->core_layout, set_memory_rw);
> > @@ -1969,7 +1970,8 @@ void set_all_modules_text_ro(void)
> >
> > mutex_lock(&module_mutex);
> > list_for_each_entry_rcu(mod, &modules, list) {
> > - if (mod->state == MODULE_STATE_UNFORMED)
> > + if (mod->state == MODULE_STATE_UNFORMED ||
> > + mod->state == MODULE_STATE_GOING)
> > continue;
> >
> > frob_text(&mod->core_layout, set_memory_ro);
> > --
> > 2.5.5

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