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authorYang Yang <yang.yang29@zte.com.cn>2016-12-30 16:17:55 +0800
committerGreg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>2017-02-23 17:43:09 +0100
commite6394c7d1c191005baa2d39ca2cc325374a7a35f (patch)
parent906bb56e3a12fab1d9aacb84d2b9f3a46f05d927 (diff)
futex: Move futex_init() to core_initcall
commit 25f71d1c3e98ef0e52371746220d66458eac75bc upstream. The UEVENT user mode helper is enabled before the initcalls are executed and is available when the root filesystem has been mounted. The user mode helper is triggered by device init calls and the executable might use the futex syscall. futex_init() is marked __initcall which maps to device_initcall, but there is no guarantee that futex_init() is invoked _before_ the first device init call which triggers the UEVENT user mode helper. If the user mode helper uses the futex syscall before futex_init() then the syscall crashes with a NULL pointer dereference because the futex subsystem has not been initialized yet. Move futex_init() to core_initcall so futexes are initialized before the root filesystem is mounted and the usermode helper becomes available. [ tglx: Rewrote changelog ] Signed-off-by: Yang Yang <yang.yang29@zte.com.cn> Cc: jiang.biao2@zte.com.cn Cc: jiang.zhengxiong@zte.com.cn Cc: zhong.weidong@zte.com.cn Cc: deng.huali@zte.com.cn Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org> Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/1483085875-6130-1-git-send-email-yang.yang29@zte.com.cn Signed-off-by: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
1 files changed, 1 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/kernel/futex.c b/kernel/futex.c
index 9d8163afd87c..9d251dc3ec40 100644
--- a/kernel/futex.c
+++ b/kernel/futex.c
@@ -3199,4 +3199,4 @@ static int __init futex_init(void)
return 0;