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SubjectRe: [PATCH] powerpc/modules: If mprofile-kernel is enabled add it to vermagic
On Wed, May 10, 2017 at 4:57 PM, Michael Ellerman <mpe@ellerman.id.au> wrote:
> On powerpc we can build the kernel with two different ABIs for mcount(), which
> is used by ftrace. Kernels built with one ABI do not know how to load modules
> built with the other ABI. The new style ABI is called "mprofile-kernel", for
> want of a better name.
>
> Currently if we build a module using the old style ABI, and the kernel with
> mprofile-kernel, when we load the module we'll oops something like:
>
> # insmod autofs4-no-mprofile-kernel.ko
> ftrace-powerpc: Unexpected instruction f8810028 around bl _mcount
> ------------[ cut here ]------------
> WARNING: CPU: 6 PID: 3759 at ../kernel/trace/ftrace.c:2024 ftrace_bug+0x2b8/0x3c0
> CPU: 6 PID: 3759 Comm: insmod Not tainted 4.11.0-rc3-gcc-5.4.1-00017-g5a61ef74f269 #11
> ...
> NIP [c0000000001eaa48] ftrace_bug+0x2b8/0x3c0
> LR [c0000000001eaff8] ftrace_process_locs+0x4a8/0x590
> Call Trace:
> alloc_pages_current+0xc4/0x1d0 (unreliable)
> ftrace_process_locs+0x4a8/0x590
> load_module+0x1c8c/0x28f0
> SyS_finit_module+0x110/0x140
> system_call+0x38/0xfc
> ...
> ftrace failed to modify
> [<d000000002a31024>] 0xd000000002a31024
> actual: 35:65:00:48
>
> We can avoid this by including in the vermagic whether the kernel/module was
> built with mprofile-kernel. Which results in:
>
> # insmod autofs4-pg.ko
> autofs4: version magic
> '4.11.0-rc3-gcc-5.4.1-00017-g5a61ef74f269 SMP mod_unload modversions '
> should be
> '4.11.0-rc3-gcc-5.4.1-00017-g5a61ef74f269-dirty SMP mod_unload modversions mprofile-kernel'
> insmod: ERROR: could not insert module autofs4-pg.ko: Invalid module format
>
> Signed-off-by: Michael Ellerman <mpe@ellerman.id.au>
> ---
> arch/powerpc/include/asm/module.h | 4 ++++
> 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+)
>
> diff --git a/arch/powerpc/include/asm/module.h b/arch/powerpc/include/asm/module.h
> index 53885512b8d3..6c0132c7212f 100644
> --- a/arch/powerpc/include/asm/module.h
> +++ b/arch/powerpc/include/asm/module.h
> @@ -14,6 +14,10 @@
> #include <asm-generic/module.h>
>
>
> +#ifdef CC_USING_MPROFILE_KERNEL
> +#define MODULE_ARCH_VERMAGIC "mprofile-kernel"
> +#endif
> +
> #ifndef __powerpc64__
> /*
> * Thanks to Paul M for explaining this.
> --

Makes sense

Acked-by: Balbir Singh <bsingharora@gmail.com>

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