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authorVivek Goyal <vgoyal@in.ibm.com>2007-01-11 01:52:44 +0100
committerAndi Kleen <andi@basil.nowhere.org>2007-01-11 01:52:44 +0100
commitee6a8545a4cbc620625c7956c95aac513842156b (patch)
treef8209ae7a289e593917beb8fb4b5dda00e6f5656 /scripts
parent[PATCH] x86-64: modpost add more symbols to whitelist pattern2 (diff)
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[PATCH] x86-64: Modpost whitelist reference to more symbols (pattern 3)
o MODPOST generates warning on i386 if kernel is compiled with CONFIG_RELOCATABLE=y. WARNING: vmlinux - Section mismatch: reference to .init.text:__init_begin from .text between 'free_initmem' (at offset 0xc0114fd3) and 'do_test_wp_bit' WARNING: vmlinux - Section mismatch: reference to .init.text:_sinittext from .text between 'core_kernel_text' (at offset 0xc012aeae) and 'kernel_text_address' WARNING: vmlinux - Section mismatch: reference to .init.text:_einittext from .text between 'core_kernel_text' (at offset 0xc012aeb7) and 'kernel_text_address' WARNING: vmlinux - Section mismatch: reference to .init.text:_sinittext from .text between 'get_symbol_pos' (at offset 0xc0135776) and 'reset_iter' WARNING: vmlinux - Section mismatch: reference to .init.text:_einittext from .text between 'get_symbol_pos' (at offset 0xc013577d) and 'reset_iter' o These symbols (__init_begin, _sinittext, _einittext) belong to init section and generally represent a section boundary. These are special symbols in the sense that their size is zero and no memory is allocated for them in init section. Their addr and value are same. So even if we free the init section, it is ok to reference them. o Whitelist access to such select symbols in MODPOST. Signed-off-by: Vivek Goyal <vgoyal@in.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Andi Kleen <ak@suse.de> Cc: "Eric W. Biederman" <ebiederm@xmission.com> Cc: Andi Kleen <ak@suse.de> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'scripts')
-rw-r--r--scripts/mod/modpost.c26
1 files changed, 24 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/scripts/mod/modpost.c b/scripts/mod/modpost.c
index 82e019bf2dc5..2aa47623f5f8 100644
--- a/scripts/mod/modpost.c
+++ b/scripts/mod/modpost.c
@@ -582,9 +582,19 @@ static int strrcmp(const char *s, const char *sub)
* tosec = .init.text | .exit.text | .init.data
* fromsec = .data
* atsym = *driver, *_template, *_sht, *_ops, *_probe, *probe_one
+ *
+ * Pattern 3:
+ * Some symbols belong to init section but still it is ok to reference
+ * these from non-init sections as these symbols don't have any memory
+ * allocated for them and symbol address and value are same. So even
+ * if init section is freed, its ok to reference those symbols.
+ * For ex. symbols marking the init section boundaries.
+ * This pattern is identified by
+ * refsymname = __init_begin, _sinittext, _einittext
**/
static int secref_whitelist(const char *modname, const char *tosec,
- const char *fromsec, const char *atsym)
+ const char *fromsec, const char *atsym,
+ const char *refsymname)
{
int f1 = 1, f2 = 1;
const char **s;
@@ -599,6 +609,13 @@ static int secref_whitelist(const char *modname, const char *tosec,
NULL
};
+ const char *pat3refsym[] = {
+ "__init_begin",
+ "_sinittext",
+ "_einittext",
+ NULL
+ };
+
/* Check for pattern 1 */
if (strcmp(tosec, ".init.data") != 0)
f1 = 0;
@@ -629,6 +646,11 @@ static int secref_whitelist(const char *modname, const char *tosec,
if ((strcmp(fromsec, ".pci_fixup") == 0) &&
(strcmp(tosec, ".init.text") == 0))
return 1;
+
+ /* Check for pattern 3 */
+ for (s = pat3refsym; *s; s++)
+ if (strcmp(refsymname, *s) == 0)
+ return 1;
}
return 0;
}
@@ -738,7 +760,7 @@ static void warn_sec_mismatch(const char *modname, const char *fromsec,
/* check whitelist - we may ignore it */
if (before &&
secref_whitelist(modname, secname, fromsec,
- elf->strtab + before->st_name))
+ elf->strtab + before->st_name, refsymname))
return;
if (before && after) {