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SubjectRe: [PATCH] module: Fix link failure due to invalid relocation on namespace offset
On Wed, 11 Sep 2019 at 13:26, Will Deacon <will@kernel.org> wrote:
>
> Commit 8651ec01daed ("module: add support for symbol namespaces.")
> broke linking for arm64 defconfig:
>
> | lib/crypto/arc4.o: In function `__ksymtab_arc4_setkey':
> | arc4.c:(___ksymtab+arc4_setkey+0x8): undefined reference to `no symbol'
> | lib/crypto/arc4.o: In function `__ksymtab_arc4_crypt':
> | arc4.c:(___ksymtab+arc4_crypt+0x8): undefined reference to `no symbol'
>
> This is because the dummy initialisation of the 'namespace_offset' field
> in 'struct kernel_symbol' when using EXPORT_SYMBOL on architectures with
> support for PREL32 locations uses an offset from an absolute address (0)
> in an effort to trick 'offset_to_pointer' into behaving as a NOP,
> allowing non-namespaced symbols to be treated in the same way as those
> belonging to a namespace.
>
> Unfortunately, place-relative relocations require a symbol reference
> rather than an absolute value and, although x86 appears to get away with
> this due to placing the kernel text at the top of the address space, it
> almost certainly results in a runtime failure if the kernel is relocated
> dynamically as a result of KASLR.
>
> Rework 'namespace_offset' so that a value of 0, which cannot occur for a
> valid namespaced symbol, indicates that the corresponding symbol does
> not belong to a namespace.
>
> Cc: Matthias Maennich <maennich@google.com>
> Cc: Jessica Yu <jeyu@kernel.org>
> Cc: Ard Biesheuvel <ard.biesheuvel@linaro.org>
> Cc: Catalin Marinas <catalin.marinas@arm.com>
> Fixes: 8651ec01daed ("module: add support for symbol namespaces.")
> Reported-by: kbuild test robot <lkp@intel.com>
> Signed-off-by: Will Deacon <will@kernel.org>
> ---
>
> Please note that I've not been able to test this at LPC, but it's been
> submitted to kernelci.
>

The build tests all passed, and the boot tests that have completed by
now all look fine, so

Acked-by: Ard Biesheuvel <ard.biesheuvel@linaro.org>
Tested-by: Ard Biesheuvel <ard.biesheuvel@linaro.org>

> include/asm-generic/export.h | 2 +-
> include/linux/export.h | 2 +-
> kernel/module.c | 2 ++
> 3 files changed, 4 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/include/asm-generic/export.h b/include/asm-generic/export.h
> index e2b5d0f569d3..d0912c7ac2fc 100644
> --- a/include/asm-generic/export.h
> +++ b/include/asm-generic/export.h
> @@ -17,7 +17,7 @@
>
> .macro __put, val, name
> #ifdef CONFIG_HAVE_ARCH_PREL32_RELOCATIONS
> - .long \val - ., \name - ., 0 - .
> + .long \val - ., \name - ., 0
> #elif defined(CONFIG_64BIT)
> .quad \val, \name, 0
> #else
> diff --git a/include/linux/export.h b/include/linux/export.h
> index 2c5468d8ea9a..ef5d015d754a 100644
> --- a/include/linux/export.h
> +++ b/include/linux/export.h
> @@ -68,7 +68,7 @@ extern struct module __this_module;
> "__ksymtab_" #sym ": \n" \
> " .long " #sym "- . \n" \
> " .long __kstrtab_" #sym "- . \n" \
> - " .long 0 - . \n" \
> + " .long 0 \n" \
> " .previous \n")
>
> struct kernel_symbol {
> diff --git a/kernel/module.c b/kernel/module.c
> index f76efcf2043e..7ab244c4e1ba 100644
> --- a/kernel/module.c
> +++ b/kernel/module.c
> @@ -547,6 +547,8 @@ static const char *kernel_symbol_name(const struct kernel_symbol *sym)
> static const char *kernel_symbol_namespace(const struct kernel_symbol *sym)
> {
> #ifdef CONFIG_HAVE_ARCH_PREL32_RELOCATIONS
> + if (!sym->namespace_offset)
> + return NULL;
> return offset_to_ptr(&sym->namespace_offset);
> #else
> return sym->namespace;
> --
> 2.23.0.162.g0b9fbb3734-goog
>

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