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SubjectRe: [PATCH] kmod: make request_module() return an error when autoloading is disabled
On Wed, Mar 11, 2020 at 10:41:34AM -0700, Eric Biggers wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 11, 2020 at 10:28:07AM -0700, Kees Cook wrote:
> > On Tue, Mar 10, 2020 at 03:37:31PM -0700, Eric Biggers wrote:
> > > From: Eric Biggers <ebiggers@google.com>
> > >
> > > It's long been possible to disable kernel module autoloading completely
> > > by setting /proc/sys/kernel/modprobe to the empty string. This can be
> >
> > Hunh. I've never seen that before. :) I've always used;
> >
> > echo 1 > /proc/sys/kernel/modules_disabled
> >
> > Regardless,
> >
> > Reviewed-by: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>
> >
>
> modules_disabled is different because it disables *all* module loading, not just
> autoloading.

Yes, quite true. Some day I'd love to revisit this series to improve
autoloading sanity checking:
https://github.com/KSPP/linux/issues/24

--
Kees Cook

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