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SubjectRe: [for-next][PATCH 12/16] kprobes: Initialize kprobes at postcore_initcall
On Tue, 2 Jul 2019 17:50:09 +0100
Mark Rutland <mark.rutland@arm.com> wrote:

> On Sun, May 26, 2019 at 03:18:40PM -0400, Steven Rostedt wrote:
> > From: Masami Hiramatsu <mhiramat@kernel.org>
> >
> > Initialize kprobes at postcore_initcall level instead of module_init
> > since kprobes is not a module, and it depends on only subsystems
> > initialized in core_initcall.
> > This will allow ftrace kprobe event to add new events when it is
> > initializing because ftrace kprobe event is initialized at
> > later initcall level.
> >
> > Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/155851394736.15728.13626739508905120098.stgit@devnote2
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Masami Hiramatsu <mhiramat@kernel.org>
> > Signed-off-by: Steven Rostedt (VMware) <rostedt@goodmis.org>
> > ---
> > kernel/kprobes.c | 3 +--
> > 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 2 deletions(-)
> >
> > diff --git a/kernel/kprobes.c b/kernel/kprobes.c
> > index b1ea30a5540e..54aaaad00a47 100644
> > --- a/kernel/kprobes.c
> > +++ b/kernel/kprobes.c
> > @@ -2289,6 +2289,7 @@ static int __init init_kprobes(void)
> > init_test_probes();
> > return err;
> > }
> > +postcore_initcall(init_kprobes);
>
> As a heads-up, this is causing boot-time failures on arm64.

Thanks for the report.

>
> On arm64 kprobes depends on the BRK handler we register in
> debug_traps_init(), which is an arch_initcall.
>
> As of this change, init_krprobes() calls init_test_probes() before
> that's registered, so we end up hitting a BRK before we can handle it.
>

Would something like this help?

-- Steve

diff --git a/kernel/kprobes.c b/kernel/kprobes.c
index 5471efbeb937..0ca6f53c8505 100644
--- a/kernel/kprobes.c
+++ b/kernel/kprobes.c
@@ -2235,6 +2235,8 @@ static struct notifier_block kprobe_module_nb = {
extern unsigned long __start_kprobe_blacklist[];
extern unsigned long __stop_kprobe_blacklist[];

+static bool run_kprobe_tests __initdata;
+
static int __init init_kprobes(void)
{
int i, err = 0;
@@ -2286,11 +2288,18 @@ static int __init init_kprobes(void)
kprobes_initialized = (err == 0);

if (!err)
- init_test_probes();
+ run_kprobe_tests = true;
return err;
}
subsys_initcall(init_kprobes);

+static int __init run_init_test_probes(void)
+{
+ if (run_kprobe_tests)
+ init_test_probes();
+}
+module_init(run_init_test_probes);
+
#ifdef CONFIG_DEBUG_FS
static void report_probe(struct seq_file *pi, struct kprobe *p,
const char *sym, int offset, char *modname, struct kprobe *pp)
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