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SubjectRe: Oops caused by race between livepatch and ftrace
On 5/20/19 5:19 PM, Joe Lawrence wrote:
> On 5/20/19 5:09 PM, Johannes Erdfelt wrote:
>> On Mon, May 20, 2019, Joe Lawrence <> wrote:
>>> These two testing scenarios might be interesting to add to our selftests
>>> suite. Can you post or add the source(s) to livepatch-test<n>.ko to the
>>> tarball?
>> I made the livepatches using kpatch-build and this simple patch:
>> diff --git a/fs/proc/version.c b/fs/proc/version.c
>> index 94901e8e700d..6b8a3449f455 100644
>> --- a/fs/proc/version.c
>> +++ b/fs/proc/version.c
>> @@ -12,6 +12,7 @@ static int version_proc_show(struct seq_file *m, void *v)
>> utsname()->sysname,
>> utsname()->release,
>> utsname()->version);
>> + seq_printf(m, "example livepatch\n");
>> return 0;
>> }
>> I just created enough livepatches with the same source patch so that I
>> could reproduce the issue somewhat reliably.
>> I'll see if I can make something that uses klp directly.
> Ah ok great, I was hoping it was a relatively simply livepatch. We
> could probably reuse lib/livepatch/test_klp_livepatch.c to do this
> (patching cmdline_proc_show instead).
>> The rest of the userspace in the initramfs is really straight forward
>> with the only interesting parts being a couple of shell scripts.
> Yup. I'll be on PTO later this week, but I'll see about extracting the
> scripts and building a pile of livepatch .ko's to see how easily it
> reproduces without qemu.

D'oh -- I just remembered that klp doesn't create those klp (arch)
relocation sections just yet! Without those, the window for module RO
-> RW -> RO in klp_init_object_loaded is going to be really small... at
least I can't reproduce it yet without those special sections. So maybe
such selftests need to wait post klp-convert.

BTW, livepatching folks -- speaking of this window, does it make sense
for klp_init_object_loaded() to unconditionally frob the module section
permissions? Should it only bother iff it's going to apply

-- Joe

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