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authorLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2011-08-03 22:03:29 -1000
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2011-08-03 22:03:29 -1000
commit288d5abec8314ae50fe6692f324b0444acae8486 (patch)
parentx86: don't include xen/xen.h in <asm/io.h> unless XEN is enabled (diff)
Boot up with usermodehelper disabled
The core device layer sends tons of uevent notifications for each device it finds, and if the kernel has been built with a non-empty CONFIG_UEVENT_HELPER_PATH that will make us try to execute the usermode helper binary for all these events very early in the boot. Not only won't the root filesystem even be mounted at that point, we literally won't have necessarily even initialized all the process handling data structures at that point, which causes no end of silly problems even when the usermode helper doesn't actually succeed in executing. So just use our existing infrastructure to disable the usermodehelpers to make the kernel start out with them disabled. We enable them when we've at least initialized stuff a bit. Problems related to an uninitialized init_ipc_ns.ids[IPC_SHM_IDS].rw_mutex reported by various people. Reported-by: Manuel Lauss <manuel.lauss@googlemail.com> Reported-by: Richard Weinberger <richard@nod.at> Reported-by: Marc Zyngier <maz@misterjones.org> Acked-by: Kay Sievers <kay.sievers@vrfy.org> Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Cc: Vasiliy Kulikov <segoon@openwall.com> Cc: Greg KH <greg@kroah.com> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to '')
2 files changed, 5 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/init/main.c b/init/main.c
index 1952d37e4ecb..9c51ee7adf3d 100644
--- a/init/main.c
+++ b/init/main.c
@@ -369,9 +369,12 @@ static noinline void __init_refok rest_init(void)
- preempt_disable();
+ /* At this point, we can enable user mode helper functionality */
+ usermodehelper_enable();
/* Call into cpu_idle with preempt disabled */
+ preempt_disable();
diff --git a/kernel/kmod.c b/kernel/kmod.c
index 47613dfb7b28..ddc7644c1305 100644
--- a/kernel/kmod.c
+++ b/kernel/kmod.c
@@ -274,7 +274,7 @@ static void __call_usermodehelper(struct work_struct *work)
* (used for preventing user land processes from being created after the user
* land has been frozen during a system-wide hibernation or suspend operation).
-static int usermodehelper_disabled;
+static int usermodehelper_disabled = 1;
/* Number of helpers running */
static atomic_t running_helpers = ATOMIC_INIT(0);