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Subject[PATCH v3 3/5] docs: admin-guide: document the kernel.modprobe sysctl
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From: Eric Biggers <ebiggers@google.com>

Document the kernel.modprobe sysctl in the same place that all the other
kernel.* sysctls are documented. Make sure to mention how to use this
sysctl to completely disable module autoloading, and how this sysctl
relates to CONFIG_STATIC_USERMODEHELPER.

Cc: Alexei Starovoitov <ast@kernel.org>
Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Cc: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
Cc: Jeff Vander Stoep <jeffv@google.com>
Cc: Jessica Yu <jeyu@kernel.org>
Cc: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>
Cc: Luis Chamberlain <mcgrof@kernel.org>
Cc: NeilBrown <neilb@suse.com>
Signed-off-by: Eric Biggers <ebiggers@google.com>
---
Documentation/admin-guide/sysctl/kernel.rst | 25 ++++++++++++++++++++-
1 file changed, 24 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/admin-guide/sysctl/kernel.rst b/Documentation/admin-guide/sysctl/kernel.rst
index def074807cee9..e3c15660ee5d9 100644
--- a/Documentation/admin-guide/sysctl/kernel.rst
+++ b/Documentation/admin-guide/sysctl/kernel.rst
@@ -49,7 +49,7 @@ show up in /proc/sys/kernel:
- kexec_load_disabled
- kptr_restrict
- l2cr [ PPC only ]
-- modprobe ==> Documentation/debugging-modules.txt
+- modprobe
- modules_disabled
- msg_next_id [ sysv ipc ]
- msgmax
@@ -444,6 +444,29 @@ l2cr: (PPC only)
This flag controls the L2 cache of G3 processor boards. If
0, the cache is disabled. Enabled if nonzero.

+modprobe:
+=========
+
+The path to the usermode helper for autoloading kernel modules, by
+default "/sbin/modprobe". This binary is executed when the kernel
+requests a module. For example, if userspace passes an unknown
+filesystem type to mount(), then the kernel will automatically request
+the corresponding filesystem module by executing this usermode helper.
+This usermode helper should insert the needed module into the kernel.
+
+This sysctl only affects module autoloading. It has no effect on the
+ability to explicitly insert modules.
+
+If this sysctl is set to the empty string, then module autoloading is
+completely disabled. The kernel will not try to execute a usermode
+helper at all, nor will it call the kernel_module_request LSM hook.
+
+If CONFIG_STATIC_USERMODEHELPER=y is set in the kernel configuration,
+then the configured static usermode helper overrides this sysctl,
+except that the empty string is still accepted to completely disable
+module autoloading as described above.
+
+Also see Documentation/debugging-modules.txt.

modules_disabled:
=================
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2.25.1
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