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SubjectRe: Wrong module .text address in 4.16.0
+++ Christian Borntraeger [16/04/18 12:53 +0200]:
>Can this be related to
>commit ef0010a30935de4e0211cbc7bdffc30446cdee9b
> vsprintf: don't use 'restricted_pointer()' when not restricting
>and related commits?
>To me it looks like %pk is always printing the hash, but never the real pointer -
>no matter what kernel.kptr_restrict says.

(Added Kees and Tobin to CC)

Can confirm, a git bisect confirms that ef0010a3093 was the first bad commit.

And yeah, the default seems to be to always hash the pointer address now,
regardless of kptr_restrict. See Documentation/sysctl/kernel.txt:

When kptr_restrict is set to 0 (the default) the address is hashed before
printing. (This is the equivalent to %p.)

And to quote from the relevant patchset (

The added advantage of hashing %p is that security is now opt-out, if
you _really_ want the address you have to work a little harder and use %px.

So for users of /sys/module/*/sections, we will need to work around
this and possibly use %px for the real address. But perhaps we should
base the usage of %px on kptr_restrict? That is what m_show() in
module.c currently does, which is why you get the correct address when
you look at /proc/modules (it uses %px and either shows 0's or the
real address based on kallsyms_show_value()). module_sect_show() uses
%pK so it's getting hashed. Is there a better way of doing this?


>On 04/16/2018 08:23 AM, Christian Borntraeger wrote:
>> FWIW, this breaks at least perf capability to resolve module symbols.
>> Adding some more CCs for perf and module.
>> On 04/16/2018 07:51 AM, Thomas-Mich Richter wrote:
>>> I just installed 4.16.0 and discovered the module .text address is
>>> wrong. It happens on s390 and x86 platforms. I have not tested others.
>>> Here is the issue, I have used module qeth_l2 on s390 which is the
>>> ethernet device driver:
>>> root@s35lp76 ~]# lsmod
>>> Module Size Used by
>>> qeth_l2 94208 1
>>> ...
>>> [root@s35lp76 ~]# cat /proc/modules | egrep '^qeth_l2'
>>> qeth_l2 94208 1 - Live 0x000003ff80401000 <---- This is the correct address in memory
>>> [root@s35lp76 ~]# cat /sys/module/qeth_l2/sections/.text
>>> 0x0000000018ea8363 <---- This is the wrong address
>>> [root@s35lp76 ~]#
>>> File /sys/module/qeth_l2/sections/.text displays a very strange
>>> address which is definitely wrong. It should be something like
>>> 0x000003ff80401xxx.
>>> Same on x86.
>>> I have checked file kernel/module.c function add_sect_attrs()
>>> and it calls module_sect_show() when the sysfs file is read.
>>> And module_sect_show() uses
>>> sprintf(buf, "0x%pK\n", (void *)sattr->address);
>>> and my sysctl setting should be correct:
>>> [root@s35lp76 linux]# sysctl -a | fgrep kernel.kptr_restrict
>>> kernel.kptr_restrict = 0
>>> [root@s35lp76 linux]#
>>> I wonder if somebody else has seen this issue?
>>> Ideas how to fix this?
>>> Thanks

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