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2006-10-11[PATCH] fix Module taint flags listing in Oops/panicFlorin Malita1-45/+49
Module taint flags listing in Oops/panic has a couple of issues: * taint_flags() doesn't null-terminate the buffer after printing the flags * per-module taints are only set if the kernel is not already tainted (with that particular flag) => only the first offending module gets its taint info correctly updated Some additional changes: * 'license_gplok' is no longer needed - equivalent to !(taints & TAINT_PROPRIETARY_MODULE) - so we can drop it from struct module * exporting module taint info via /proc/module: pwc 88576 0 - Live 0xf8c32000 evilmod 6784 1 pwc, Live 0xf8bbf000 (PF) Signed-off-by: Florin Malita <fmalita@gmail.com> Cc: "Randy.Dunlap" <rdunlap@xenotime.net> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-10-03[PATCH] Create kallsyms_lookup_size_offset()Franck Bui-Huu1-1/+2
Some uses of kallsyms_lookup() do not need to find out the name of a symbol and its module's name it belongs. This is specially true in arch specific code, which needs to unwind the stack to show the back trace during oops (mips is an example). In this specific case, we just need to retreive the function's size and the offset of the active intruction inside it. Adds a new entry "kallsyms_lookup_size_offset()" This new entry does exactly the same as kallsyms_lookup() but does not require any buffers to store any names. It returns 0 if it fails otherwise 1. Signed-off-by: Franck Bui-Huu <vagabon.xyz@gmail.com> Cc: Rusty Russell <rusty@rustcorp.com.au> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-10-02[PATCH] list module taint flags in Oops/panicRandy Dunlap1-3/+34
When listing loaded modules during an oops or panic, also list each module's Tainted flags if non-zero (P: Proprietary or F: Forced load only). If a module is did not taint the kernel, it is just listed like usbcore but if it did taint the kernel, it is listed like wizmodem(PF) Example: [ 3260.121718] Unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at 0000000000000000 RIP: [ 3260.121729] [<ffffffff8804c099>] :dump_test:proc_dump_test+0x99/0xc8 [ 3260.121742] PGD fe8d067 PUD 264a6067 PMD 0 [ 3260.121748] Oops: 0002 [1] SMP [ 3260.121753] CPU 1 [ 3260.121756] Modules linked in: dump_test(P) snd_pcm_oss snd_mixer_oss snd_seq snd_seq_device ide_cd generic ohci1394 snd_hda_intel snd_hda_codec snd_pcm snd_timer snd ieee1394 snd_page_alloc piix ide_core arcmsr aic79xx scsi_transport_spi usblp [ 3260.121785] Pid: 5556, comm: bash Tainted: P 2.6.18-git10 #1 [Alternatively, I can look into listing tainted flags with 'lsmod', but that won't help in oopsen/panics so much.] [akpm@osdl.org: cleanup] Signed-off-by: Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@xenotime.net> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-09-29[PATCH] /sys/modules: allow full length section namesIan S. Nelson1-6/+20
I've been using systemtap for some debugging and I noticed that it can't probe a lot of modules. Turns out it's kind of silly, the sections section of /sys/module is limited to 32byte filenames and many of the actual sections are a a bit longer than that. [akpm@osdl.org: rewrite to use dymanic allocation] Cc: Rusty Russell <rusty@rustcorp.com.au> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-09-25[PATCH] load_module: no BUG if module_subsys uninitializedEd Swierk1-0/+6
Invoking load_module() before param_sysfs_init() is called crashes in mod_sysfs_setup(), since the kset in module_subsys is not initialized yet. In my case, net-pf-1 is getting modprobed as a result of hotplug trying to create a UNIX socket. Calls to hotplug begin after the topology_init initcall. Another patch for the same symptom (module_subsys-initialize-earlier.patch) moves param_sysfs_init() to the subsys initcalls, but this is still not early enough in the boot process in some cases. In particular, topology_init() causes /sbin/hotplug to run, which requests net-pf-1 (the UNIX socket protocol) which can be compiled as a module. Moving param_sysfs_init() to the postcore initcalls fixes this particular race, but there might well be other cases where a usermodehelper causes a module to load earlier still. The patch makes load_module() return an error rather than crashing the kernel if invoked before module_subsys is initialized. Cc: Mark Huang <mlhuang@cs.princeton.edu> Cc: Greg KH <greg@kroah.com> Cc: <stable@kernel.org> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-07-14[PATCH] null-terminate over-long /proc/kallsyms symbolsAndreas Gruenbacher1-7/+4
Got a customer bug report (https://bugzilla.novell.com/190296) about kernel symbols longer than 127 characters which end up in a string buffer that is not NULL terminated, leading to garbage in /proc/kallsyms. Using strlcpy prevents this from happening, even though such symbols still won't come out right. A better fix would be to not use a fixed-size buffer, but it's probably not worth the trouble. (Modversion'ed symbols even have a length limit of 60.) [bunk@stusta.de: build fix] Signed-off-by: Andreas Gruenbacher <agruen@suse.de> Signed-off-by: Adrian Bunk <bunk@stusta.de> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-07-03[PATCH] lockdep: coreIngo Molnar1-0/+3
Do 'make oldconfig' and accept all the defaults for new config options - reboot into the kernel and if everything goes well it should boot up fine and you should have /proc/lockdep and /proc/lockdep_stats files. Typically if the lock validator finds some problem it will print out voluminous debug output that begins with "BUG: ..." and which syslog output can be used by kernel developers to figure out the precise locking scenario. What does the lock validator do? It "observes" and maps all locking rules as they occur dynamically (as triggered by the kernel's natural use of spinlocks, rwlocks, mutexes and rwsems). Whenever the lock validator subsystem detects a new locking scenario, it validates this new rule against the existing set of rules. If this new rule is consistent with the existing set of rules then the new rule is added transparently and the kernel continues as normal. If the new rule could create a deadlock scenario then this condition is printed out. When determining validity of locking, all possible "deadlock scenarios" are considered: assuming arbitrary number of CPUs, arbitrary irq context and task context constellations, running arbitrary combinations of all the existing locking scenarios. In a typical system this means millions of separate scenarios. This is why we call it a "locking correctness" validator - for all rules that are observed the lock validator proves it with mathematical certainty that a deadlock could not occur (assuming that the lock validator implementation itself is correct and its internal data structures are not corrupted by some other kernel subsystem). [see more details and conditionals of this statement in include/linux/lockdep.h and Documentation/lockdep-design.txt] Furthermore, this "all possible scenarios" property of the validator also enables the finding of complex, highly unlikely multi-CPU multi-context races via single single-context rules, increasing the likelyhood of finding bugs drastically. In practical terms: the lock validator already found a bug in the upstream kernel that could only occur on systems with 3 or more CPUs, and which needed 3 very unlikely code sequences to occur at once on the 3 CPUs. That bug was found and reported on a single-CPU system (!). So in essence a race will be found "piecemail-wise", triggering all the necessary components for the race, without having to reproduce the race scenario itself! In its short existence the lock validator found and reported many bugs before they actually caused a real deadlock. To further increase the efficiency of the validator, the mapping is not per "lock instance", but per "lock-class". For example, all struct inode objects in the kernel have inode->inotify_mutex. If there are 10,000 inodes cached, then there are 10,000 lock objects. But ->inotify_mutex is a single "lock type", and all locking activities that occur against ->inotify_mutex are "unified" into this single lock-class. The advantage of the lock-class approach is that all historical ->inotify_mutex uses are mapped into a single (and as narrow as possible) set of locking rules - regardless of how many different tasks or inode structures it took to build this set of rules. The set of rules persist during the lifetime of the kernel. To see the rough magnitude of checking that the lock validator does, here's a portion of /proc/lockdep_stats, fresh after bootup: lock-classes: 694 [max: 2048] direct dependencies: 1598 [max: 8192] indirect dependencies: 17896 all direct dependencies: 16206 dependency chains: 1910 [max: 8192] in-hardirq chains: 17 in-softirq chains: 105 in-process chains: 1065 stack-trace entries: 38761 [max: 131072] combined max dependencies: 2033928 hardirq-safe locks: 24 hardirq-unsafe locks: 176 softirq-safe locks: 53 softirq-unsafe locks: 137 irq-safe locks: 59 irq-unsafe locks: 176 The lock validator has observed 1598 actual single-thread locking patterns, and has validated all possible 2033928 distinct locking scenarios. More details about the design of the lock validator can be found in Documentation/lockdep-design.txt, which can also found at: http://redhat.com/~mingo/lockdep-patches/lockdep-design.txt [bunk@stusta.de: cleanups] Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> Signed-off-by: Arjan van de Ven <arjan@linux.intel.com> Signed-off-by: Adrian Bunk <bunk@stusta.de> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-07-03[PATCH] lockdep: add is_module_address()Ingo Molnar1-0/+23
Add is_module_address() method - to be used by lockdep. Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> Signed-off-by: Arjan van de Ven <arjan@linux.intel.com> Cc: Rusty Russell <rusty@rustcorp.com.au> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-06-30Remove obsolete #include <linux/config.h>Jörn Engel1-1/+0
Signed-off-by: Jörn Engel <joern@wohnheim.fh-wedel.de> Signed-off-by: Adrian Bunk <bunk@stusta.de>
2006-06-28[PATCH] load_module() cleanupAndrew Morton1-6/+21
Undo bizarre declaration in load_module(). Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-06-28[PATCH] Add EXPORT_UNUSED_SYMBOL and EXPORT_UNUSED_SYMBOL_GPLArjan van de Ven1-2/+76
Temporarily add EXPORT_UNUSED_SYMBOL and EXPORT_UNUSED_SYMBOL_GPL. These will be used as a transition measure for symbols that aren't used in the kernel and are on the way out. When a module uses such a symbol, a warning is printk'd at modprobe time. The main reason for removing unused exports is size: eacho export takes roughly between 100 and 150 bytes of kernel space in the binary. This patch gives users the option to immediately get this size gain via a config option. Signed-off-by: Arjan van de Ven <arjan@linux.intel.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-06-26[PATCH] x86_64: reliable stack trace supportJan Beulich1-1/+15
These are the generic bits needed to enable reliable stack traces based on Dwarf2-like (.eh_frame) unwind information. Subsequent patches will enable x86-64 and i386 to make use of this. Thanks to Andi Kleen and Ingo Molnar, who pointed out several possibilities for improvement. Signed-off-by: Jan Beulich <jbeulich@novell.com> Signed-off-by: Andi Kleen <ak@suse.de> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-06-25[PATCH] ensure NULL deref can't possibly happen in is_exported()Jesper Juhl1-1/+1
If CONFIG_KALLSYMS is defined and if it should happen that is_exported() is given a NULL 'mod' and lookup_symbol(name, __start___ksymtab, __stop___ksymtab) returns 0, then we'll end up dereferencing a NULL pointer. Signed-off-by: Jesper Juhl <jesper.juhl@gmail.com> Cc: Rusty Russell <rusty@rustcorp.com.au> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-06-09kbuild: check license compatibility when building modulesSam Ravnborg1-10/+1
Modules that uses GPL symbols can no longer be build with kbuild, the build will fail during the modpost step. When a GPL-incompatible module uses a EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL_FUTURE symbol then warn during modpost so author are actually notified. The actual license compatibility check is shared with the kernel to make sure it is in sync. Patch originally from: Andreas Gruenbacher <agruen@suse.de> and Ram Pai <linuxram@us.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Sam Ravnborg <sam@ravnborg.org>
2006-05-15[PATCH] symbol_put_addr() locks kernelTrent Piepho1-6/+6
Even since a previous patch: Fix race between CONFIG_DEBUG_SLABALLOC and modules Sun, 27 Jun 2004 17:55:19 +0000 (17:55 +0000) http://www.kernel.org/git/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/old-2.6-bkcvs.git;a=commit;h=92b3db26d31cf21b70e3c1eadc56c179506d8fbe The function symbol_put_addr() will deadlock the kernel. symbol_put_addr() would acquire modlist_lock, then while holding the lock call two functions kernel_text_address() and module_text_address() which also try to acquire the same lock. This deadlocks the kernel of course. This patch changes symbol_put_addr() to not acquire the modlist_lock, it doesn't need it since it never looks at the module list directly. Also, it now uses core_kernel_text() instead of kernel_text_address(). The latter has an additional check for addr inside a module, but we don't need to do that since we call module_text_address() (the same function kernel_text_address uses) ourselves. Signed-off-by: Trent Piepho <xyzzy@speakeasy.org> Cc: Zwane Mwaikambo <zwane@fsmlabs.com> Acked-by: Rusty Russell <rusty@rustcorp.com.au> Cc: Johannes Stezenbach <js@linuxtv.org> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-03-31[PATCH] modules: permit Dual-MIT/GPL licensesAndrew Morton1-0/+1
One of the LEDs driver files wants to use this. Probably drivers/mtd/maps/ipaq-flash.c wants to convert as well - right now it'll be tainting the kernel. Cc: David Woodhouse <dwmw2@infradead.org> Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de> Cc: John Bowler <jbowler@acm.org> Cc: "'Richard Purdie'" <rpurdie@rpsys.net> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-03-28[PATCH] symversion warning fixAndrew Morton1-1/+1
gcc-4.2: kernel/module.c: In function '__find_symbol': kernel/module.c:158: warning: the address of '__start___kcrctab', will always evaluate as 'true' kernel/module.c:165: warning: the address of '__start___kcrctab_gpl', will always evaluate as 'true' kernel/module.c:182: warning: the address of '__start___kcrctab_gpl_future', will always evaluate as 'true' Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-03-27[PATCH] Notifier chain update: API changesAlan Stern1-15/+5
The kernel's implementation of notifier chains is unsafe. There is no protection against entries being added to or removed from a chain while the chain is in use. The issues were discussed in this thread: http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=linux-kernel&m=113018709002036&w=2 We noticed that notifier chains in the kernel fall into two basic usage classes: "Blocking" chains are always called from a process context and the callout routines are allowed to sleep; "Atomic" chains can be called from an atomic context and the callout routines are not allowed to sleep. We decided to codify this distinction and make it part of the API. Therefore this set of patches introduces three new, parallel APIs: one for blocking notifiers, one for atomic notifiers, and one for "raw" notifiers (which is really just the old API under a new name). New kinds of data structures are used for the heads of the chains, and new routines are defined for registration, unregistration, and calling a chain. The three APIs are explained in include/linux/notifier.h and their implementation is in kernel/sys.c. With atomic and blocking chains, the implementation guarantees that the chain links will not be corrupted and that chain callers will not get messed up by entries being added or removed. For raw chains the implementation provides no guarantees at all; users of this API must provide their own protections. (The idea was that situations may come up where the assumptions of the atomic and blocking APIs are not appropriate, so it should be possible for users to handle these things in their own way.) There are some limitations, which should not be too hard to live with. For atomic/blocking chains, registration and unregistration must always be done in a process context since the chain is protected by a mutex/rwsem. Also, a callout routine for a non-raw chain must not try to register or unregister entries on its own chain. (This did happen in a couple of places and the code had to be changed to avoid it.) Since atomic chains may be called from within an NMI handler, they cannot use spinlocks for synchronization. Instead we use RCU. The overhead falls almost entirely in the unregister routine, which is okay since unregistration is much less frequent that calling a chain. Here is the list of chains that we adjusted and their classifications. None of them use the raw API, so for the moment it is only a placeholder. ATOMIC CHAINS ------------- arch/i386/kernel/traps.c: i386die_chain arch/ia64/kernel/traps.c: ia64die_chain arch/powerpc/kernel/traps.c: powerpc_die_chain arch/sparc64/kernel/traps.c: sparc64die_chain arch/x86_64/kernel/traps.c: die_chain drivers/char/ipmi/ipmi_si_intf.c: xaction_notifier_list kernel/panic.c: panic_notifier_list kernel/profile.c: task_free_notifier net/bluetooth/hci_core.c: hci_notifier net/ipv4/netfilter/ip_conntrack_core.c: ip_conntrack_chain net/ipv4/netfilter/ip_conntrack_core.c: ip_conntrack_expect_chain net/ipv6/addrconf.c: inet6addr_chain net/netfilter/nf_conntrack_core.c: nf_conntrack_chain net/netfilter/nf_conntrack_core.c: nf_conntrack_expect_chain net/netlink/af_netlink.c: netlink_chain BLOCKING CHAINS --------------- arch/powerpc/platforms/pseries/reconfig.c: pSeries_reconfig_chain arch/s390/kernel/process.c: idle_chain arch/x86_64/kernel/process.c idle_notifier drivers/base/memory.c: memory_chain drivers/cpufreq/cpufreq.c cpufreq_policy_notifier_list drivers/cpufreq/cpufreq.c cpufreq_transition_notifier_list drivers/macintosh/adb.c: adb_client_list drivers/macintosh/via-pmu.c sleep_notifier_list drivers/macintosh/via-pmu68k.c sleep_notifier_list drivers/macintosh/windfarm_core.c wf_client_list drivers/usb/core/notify.c usb_notifier_list drivers/video/fbmem.c fb_notifier_list kernel/cpu.c cpu_chain kernel/module.c module_notify_list kernel/profile.c munmap_notifier kernel/profile.c task_exit_notifier kernel/sys.c reboot_notifier_list net/core/dev.c netdev_chain net/decnet/dn_dev.c: dnaddr_chain net/ipv4/devinet.c: inetaddr_chain It's possible that some of these classifications are wrong. If they are, please let us know or submit a patch to fix them. Note that any chain that gets called very frequently should be atomic, because the rwsem read-locking used for blocking chains is very likely to incur cache misses on SMP systems. (However, if the chain's callout routines may sleep then the chain cannot be atomic.) The patch set was written by Alan Stern and Chandra Seetharaman, incorporating material written by Keith Owens and suggestions from Paul McKenney and Andrew Morton. [jes@sgi.com: restructure the notifier chain initialization macros] Signed-off-by: Alan Stern <stern@rowland.harvard.edu> Signed-off-by: Chandra Seetharaman <sekharan@us.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Jes Sorensen <jes@sgi.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-03-25[PATCH] Remove MODULE_PARMRusty Russell1-172/+11
MODULE_PARM was actually breaking: recent gcc version optimize them out as unused. It's time to replace the last users, which are generally in the most unloved drivers anyway. Signed-off-by: Rusty Russell <rusty@rustcorp.com.au> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-03-24[PATCH] strndup_user: convert moduleDavi Arnaut1-16/+3
Change hand-coded userspace string copying to strndup_user. Signed-off-by: Davi Arnaut <davi.arnaut@gmail.com> Cc: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-03-23[PATCH] kernel/module.c Semaphore to Mutex Conversion for module_mutexAshutosh Naik1-19/+19
This patch converts the module_mutex semaphore to a mutex. Signed-off-by: Ashutosh Naik <ashutosh.naik@gmail.com> Cc: Arjan van de Ven <arjan@infradead.org> Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-03-23[PATCH] sem2mutex: kernel/Arjan van de Ven1-7/+8
Semaphore to mutex conversion. The conversion was generated via scripts, and the result was validated automatically via a script as well. Signed-off-by: Arjan van de Ven <arjan@infradead.org> Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-03-20[PATCH] fix module sysfs files reference countingGreg Kroah-Hartman1-46/+31
The module files, refcnt, version, and srcversion did not properly increment the owner's module reference count, allowing the modules to be removed while the files were open, causing oopses. This patch fixes this, and also fixes the problem that the version and srcversion files were not showing up, unless CONFIG_MODULE_UNLOAD was enabled, which is not correct. Cc: Nathan Lynch <ntl@pobox.com> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de>
2006-03-20[PATCH] add EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL_FUTURE()Greg Kroah-Hartman1-2/+47
This patch adds the ability to mark symbols that will be changed in the future, so that kernel modules that don't include MODULE_LICENSE("GPL") and use the symbols, will be flagged and printed out to the system log. Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de>
2006-03-20[PATCH] Clean up module.c symbol searching logicSam Ravnborg1-32/+41
Signed-off-by: Sam Ravnborg <sam@ravnborg.org> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de>
2006-02-07[PATCH] module: strlen_user() race fixAndrew Morton1-0/+3
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-02-03[PATCH] Tell kallsyms_lookup_name() to ignore type U entriesKeith Owens1-1/+2
When one module exports a function symbol and another module uses that symbol then kallsyms shows the symbol twice. Once from the consumer with a type of 'U' and once from the provider with a type of 't' or 'T'. On most architectures, both entries have the same address so it does not matter which one is returned by kallsyms_lookup_name(). But on architectures with function descriptors, the 'U' entry points to the descriptor, not to the code body, which is not what we want. IA64 # grep -w qla2x00_remove_one /proc/kallsyms a000000208c25ef8 U qla2x00_remove_one [qla2300] <= descriptor a000000208bf44c0 t qla2x00_remove_one [qla2xxx] <= function body Tell kallsyms_lookup_name() to ignore type U entries in modules. Signed-off-by: Keith Owens <kaos@sgi.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-01-11[PATCH] move capable() to capability.hRandy.Dunlap1-0/+1
- Move capable() from sched.h to capability.h; - Use <linux/capability.h> where capable() is used (in include/, block/, ipc/, kernel/, a few drivers/, mm/, security/, & sound/; many more drivers/ to go) Signed-off-by: Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@xenotime.net> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-01-08[PATCH] kernel/module.c: remove redundant spinlock in resolve_symbol()Ashutosh Naik1-2/+0
Remove the redundant spinlock in the function resolve_symbol() as we are not altering the module list, and we already hold the semaphore. Signed-off-by: Ashutosh Naik <ashutosh.naik@gmail.com> Cc: Rusty Russell <rusty@rustcorp.com.au> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-01-08[PATCH] modules: mark TAINT_FORCED_RMMOD correctlyAkinobu Mita1-5/+5
Currently TAINT_FORCED_RMMOD is totally unused. Because it is marked as TAINT_FORCED_MODULE instead when user forced a module unload. This patch marks it correctly Signed-off-by: Akinobu Mita <mita@miraclelinux.com> Cc: Rusty Russell <rusty@rustcorp.com.au> Cc: Dave Jones <davej@codemonkey.org.uk> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-01-08[PATCH] modules: prevent overriding of symbolsAshutosh Naik1-0/+39
Ensure that an exported symbol does not already exist in the kernel or in some other module's exported symbol table. This is done by checking the symbol tables for the exported symbol at the time of loading the module. Currently this is done after the relocation of the symbol. Signed-off-by: Ashutosh Naik <ashutosh.naik@gmail.com> Signed-off-by: Anand Krishnan <anandhkrishnan@yahoo.co.in> Cc: Rusty Russell <rusty@rustcorp.com.au> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-01-08[PATCH] Add tainting for proprietary helper modulesDave Jones1-0/+5
Kernels that have had Windows drivers loaded into them are undebuggable. I've wasted a number of hours chasing bugs filed in Fedora bugzilla only to find out much later that the user had used such 'helpers', and their problems were unreproducable without them loaded. Acked-by: Arjan van de Ven <arjan@infradead.org> Signed-off-by: Dave Jones <davej@redhat.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-01-06[PATCH] kernel/module.c: removed dead codeJayachandran C1-2/+1
This patch fixes an issue reported by Coverity in kernel/module.c Error reported: Cannot reach this line of code "else return ptr;" Patch description: This is the error path, so 'err' will be negative, the else case is not required, this patch removes it. Signed-off-by: Jayachandran C. <c.jayachandran@gmail.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2005-11-07[PATCH] fix remaining missing includesTim Schmielau1-0/+1
Fix more include file problems that surfaced since I submitted the previous fix-missing-includes.patch. This should now allow not to include sched.h from module.h, which is done by a followup patch. Signed-off-by: Tim Schmielau <tim@physik3.uni-rostock.de> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2005-09-13[PATCH] use add_taint() for setting tainted bit flagsRandy Dunlap1-5/+6
Use the add_taint() interface for setting tainted bit flags instead of doing it manually. Signed-off-by: Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@xenotime.net> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2005-09-07[PATCH] flush icache early when loading moduleThomas Koeller1-14/+19
Change the sequence of operations performed during module loading to flush the instruction cache before module parameters are processed. If a module has parameters of an unusual type that cannot be handled using the standard accessor functions param_set_xxx and param_get_xxx, it has to to provide a set of accessor functions for this type. This requires module code to be executed during parameter processing, which is of course only possible after the icache has been flushed. Signed-off-by: Thomas Koeller <thomas@koeller.dyndns.org> Cc: Rusty Russell <rusty@rustcorp.com.au> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2005-08-01[PATCH] Module per-cpu alignment cannot always be metRusty Russell1-4/+11
The module code assumes noone will ever ask for a per-cpu area more than SMP_CACHE_BYTES aligned. However, as these cases show, gcc asks sometimes asks for 32-byte alignment for the per-cpu section on a module, and if CONFIG_X86_L1_CACHE_SHIFT is 4, we hit that BUG_ON(). This is obviously an unusual combination, as there have been few reports, but better to warn than die. See: http://www.ussg.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/0409.0/0768.html And more recently: http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=97006 Signed-off-by: Rusty Russell <rusty@rustcorp.com.au> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2005-06-24[PATCH] make various thing staticAdrian Bunk1-1/+1
Another rollup of patches which give various symbols static scope Signed-off-by: Adrian Bunk <bunk@stusta.de> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2005-06-24[PATCH] modules: add version and srcversion to sysfsMatt Domsch1-0/+95
This patch adds version and srcversion files to /sys/module/${modulename} containing the version and srcversion fields of the module's modinfo section (if present). /sys/module/e1000 |-- srcversion `-- version This patch differs slightly from the version posted in January, as it now uses the new kstrdup() call in -mm. Why put this in sysfs? a) Tools like DKMS, which deal with changing out individual kernel modules without replacing the whole kernel, can behave smarter if they can tell the version of a given module. The autoinstaller feature, for example, which determines if your system has a "good" version of a driver (i.e. if the one provided by DKMS has a newer verson than that provided by the kernel package installed), and to automatically compile and install a newer version if DKMS has it but your kernel doesn't yet have that version. b) Because sysadmins manually, or with tools like DKMS, can switch out modules on the file system, you can't count on 'modinfo foo.ko', which looks at /lib/modules/${kernelver}/... actually matching what is loaded into the kernel already. Hence asking sysfs for this. c) as the unbind-driver-from-device work takes shape, it will be possible to rebind a driver that's built-in (no .ko to modinfo for the version) to a newly loaded module. sysfs will have the currently-built-in version info, for comparison. d) tech support scripts can then easily grab the version info for what's running presently - a question I get often. There has been renewed interest in this patch on linux-scsi by driver authors. As the idea originated from GregKH, I leave his Signed-off-by: intact, though the implementation is nearly completely new. Compiled and run on x86 and x86_64. From: Matthew Dobson <colpatch@us.ibm.com> build fix From: Thierry Vignaud <tvignaud@mandriva.com> build fix From: Matthew Dobson <colpatch@us.ibm.com> warning fix Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <greg@kroah.com> Signed-off-by: Matt Domsch <Matt_Domsch@dell.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2005-06-21[PATCH] smp_processor_id() cleanupIngo Molnar1-1/+1
This patch implements a number of smp_processor_id() cleanup ideas that Arjan van de Ven and I came up with. The previous __smp_processor_id/_smp_processor_id/smp_processor_id API spaghetti was hard to follow both on the implementational and on the usage side. Some of the complexity arose from picking wrong names, some of the complexity comes from the fact that not all architectures defined __smp_processor_id. In the new code, there are two externally visible symbols: - smp_processor_id(): debug variant. - raw_smp_processor_id(): nondebug variant. Replaces all existing uses of _smp_processor_id() and __smp_processor_id(). Defined by every SMP architecture in include/asm-*/smp.h. There is one new internal symbol, dependent on DEBUG_PREEMPT: - debug_smp_processor_id(): internal debug variant, mapped to smp_processor_id(). Also, i moved debug_smp_processor_id() from lib/kernel_lock.c into a new lib/smp_processor_id.c file. All related comments got updated and/or clarified. I have build/boot tested the following 8 .config combinations on x86: {SMP,UP} x {PREEMPT,!PREEMPT} x {DEBUG_PREEMPT,!DEBUG_PREEMPT} I have also build/boot tested x64 on UP/PREEMPT/DEBUG_PREEMPT. (Other architectures are untested, but should work just fine.) Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> Signed-off-by: Arjan van de Ven <arjan@infradead.org> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2005-05-31[PATCH] flush icache in correct contextRoman Zippel1-0/+6
flush_icache_range() is used in two different situation - in binfmt_elf.c & co for user space mappings and module.c for kernel modules. On m68k flush_icache_range() doesn't know which data to flush, as it has separate address spaces and the pointer argument can be valid in either address space. First I considered splitting flush_icache_range(), but this patch is simpler. Setting the correct context gives flush_icache_range() enough information to flush the correct data. Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2005-05-01[PATCH] Change synchronize_kernel to _rcu and _schedPaul E. McKenney1-1/+1
This patch changes calls to synchronize_kernel(), deprecated in the earlier "Deprecate synchronize_kernel, GPL replacement" patch to instead call the new synchronize_rcu() and synchronize_sched() APIs. Signed-off-by: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@us.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>