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SubjectRe: [PATCH v10 00/10] livepatch: Atomic replace feature
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On 03/07/2018 03:20 AM, Petr Mladek wrote:
> The atomic replace allows to create cumulative patches. They
> are useful when you maintain many livepatches and want to remove
> one that is lower on the stack. In addition it is very useful when
> more patches touch the same function and there are dependencies
> between them.
>
>
> Changes against v9:
>
> + Fixed check of valid NOPs for already loaded objects,
> regression introduced in v9 [Joe, Mirek]
> + Allow to replace even disabled patches [Evgenii]
>
> Changes against v8:
>
> + Fixed handling of statically defined struct klp_object
> with empty array of functions [Joe, Mirek]
> + Removed redundant func->new_func assignment for NOPs [Mirek]
> + Improved some wording [Mirek]
>
> [ ... snip ... ]

Hi Petr,

I tried updating the test cases I was adding in "[PATCH v0 0/3]
additional cumulative livepatch doc/samples" and although one of the
cases is better than before, I'm running into a new issue: an expected
pre-unpatch callback is not executed (its obj->patched is false).

Here's the updated test case:

Test 11
-------

- load livepatch
- load second livepatch (atomic replace) <- callbacks ok
- disable second livepatch <- pre-unpatch skipped
- unload livepatch
- unload second livepatch

% insmod samples/livepatch/livepatch-callbacks-demo.ko
[ 2306.806046] livepatch: enabling patch 'livepatch_callbacks_demo'
[ 2306.806048] livepatch: 'livepatch_callbacks_demo': initializing patching transition
[ 2306.806083] livepatch_callbacks_demo: pre_patch_callback: vmlinux
[ 2306.806083] livepatch: 'livepatch_callbacks_demo': starting patching transition
[ 2307.743170] livepatch: 'livepatch_callbacks_demo': completing patching transition
[ 2307.743317] livepatch_callbacks_demo: post_patch_callback: vmlinux
[ 2307.743319] livepatch: 'livepatch_callbacks_demo': patching complet

% insmod samples/livepatch/livepatch-callbacks-demo2.ko replace=1
[ 2316.161804] livepatch: enabling patch 'livepatch_callbacks_demo2'
[ 2316.161807] livepatch: 'livepatch_callbacks_demo2': initializing patching transition
[ 2316.161842] livepatch_callbacks_demo2: pre_patch_callback: vmlinux
[ 2316.161843] livepatch: 'livepatch_callbacks_demo2': starting patching transition
[ 2317.727141] livepatch: 'livepatch_callbacks_demo2': completing patching transition
[ 2317.727254] livepatch_callbacks_demo2: post_patch_callback: vmlinux
[ 2317.727255] livepatch: 'livepatch_callbacks_demo2': patching complete

% echo 0 > /sys/kernel/livepatch/livepatch_callbacks_demo2/enabled
[ 2328.995854] livepatch: 'livepatch_callbacks_demo2': initializing unpatching transition
[ 2328.995898] livepatch: 'livepatch_callbacks_demo2': starting unpatching transition
[ 2330.719234] livepatch: 'livepatch_callbacks_demo2': completing unpatching transition
[ 2330.719597] livepatch_callbacks_demo2: post_unpatch_callback: vmlinux
[ 2330.719599] livepatch: 'livepatch_callbacks_demo2': unpatching complete

% rmmod samples/livepatch/livepatch-callbacks-demo2.ko
% rmmod samples/livepatch/livepatch-callbacks-demo.ko

Running against v10, callbacks seem to be good up until I disable an
atomic replace patch. My understanding is that the original patch's
unpatch callbacks should be skipped (as they were). I was surprised to
see that atomic replacement patch only ran it's post-unpatch callback.

Unfortunately I'm running out of time to further debug today, but
thought I would share these results. I can dig in more tomorrow.

Regards,

-- Joe

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