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authorThomas Koeller <thomas@koeller.dyndns.org>2005-09-06 15:17:11 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@g5.osdl.org>2005-09-07 16:57:26 -0700
commit378bac820be6a0ec95df8151524de73ad2b2d2ac (patch)
tree457827b58dcbf923e151b08128d84c33d13c1149 /kernel
parent19b4946ca9d1e35d4c641dcebe27378de34f3ddd (diff)
downloadlinux-linaro-378bac820be6a0ec95df8151524de73ad2b2d2ac.tar.gz
[PATCH] flush icache early when loading module
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>
Diffstat (limited to 'kernel')
-rw-r--r--kernel/module.c33
1 files changed, 19 insertions, 14 deletions
diff --git a/kernel/module.c b/kernel/module.c
index c32995fbd8f..4b39d3793c7 100644
--- a/kernel/module.c
+++ b/kernel/module.c
@@ -1509,6 +1509,7 @@ static struct module *load_module(void __user *umod,
long err = 0;
void *percpu = NULL, *ptr = NULL; /* Stops spurious gcc warning */
struct exception_table_entry *extable;
+ mm_segment_t old_fs;
DEBUGP("load_module: umod=%p, len=%lu, uargs=%p\n",
umod, len, uargs);
@@ -1779,6 +1780,24 @@ static struct module *load_module(void __user *umod,
if (err < 0)
goto cleanup;
+ /* flush the icache in correct context */
+ old_fs = get_fs();
+ set_fs(KERNEL_DS);
+
+ /*
+ * Flush the instruction cache, since we've played with text.
+ * Do it before processing of module parameters, so the module
+ * can provide parameter accessor functions of its own.
+ */
+ if (mod->module_init)
+ flush_icache_range((unsigned long)mod->module_init,
+ (unsigned long)mod->module_init
+ + mod->init_size);
+ flush_icache_range((unsigned long)mod->module_core,
+ (unsigned long)mod->module_core + mod->core_size);
+
+ set_fs(old_fs);
+
mod->args = args;
if (obsparmindex) {
err = obsolete_params(mod->name, mod->args,
@@ -1860,7 +1879,6 @@ sys_init_module(void __user *umod,
const char __user *uargs)
{
struct module *mod;
- mm_segment_t old_fs = get_fs();
int ret = 0;
/* Must have permission */
@@ -1878,19 +1896,6 @@ sys_init_module(void __user *umod,
return PTR_ERR(mod);
}
- /* flush the icache in correct context */
- set_fs(KERNEL_DS);
-
- /* Flush the instruction cache, since we've played with text */
- if (mod->module_init)
- flush_icache_range((unsigned long)mod->module_init,
- (unsigned long)mod->module_init
- + mod->init_size);
- flush_icache_range((unsigned long)mod->module_core,
- (unsigned long)mod->module_core + mod->core_size);
-
- set_fs(old_fs);
-
/* Now sew it into the lists. They won't access us, since
strong_try_module_get() will fail. */
stop_machine_run(__link_module, mod, NR_CPUS);