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* [PATCH] x86 Fix test_poke for vmalloced pages
@ 2008-03-10 18:36 Mathieu Desnoyers
  2008-03-11  9:09 ` Ingo Molnar
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 4+ messages in thread
From: Mathieu Desnoyers @ 2008-03-10 18:36 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Ingo Molnar, linux-kernel

The shadow vmap for DEBUG_RODATA kernel text modification uses virt_to_page to
get the pages from the pointer address.

However, I think vmalloc_to_page would be required in case the page is used for
modules.

Since only the core kernel text is marked read-only, use kernel_text_address()
to make sure we only shadow map the core kernel text, not modules.

It applies on top of the current x86 git tree.

Signed-off-by: Mathieu Desnoyers <mathieu.desnoyers@polymtl.ca>
CC: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
---
 arch/x86/kernel/alternative.c |    9 ++++++++-
 1 file changed, 8 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

Index: linux-2.6-x86/arch/x86/kernel/alternative.c
===================================================================
--- linux-2.6-x86.orig/arch/x86/kernel/alternative.c	2008-03-10 10:34:11.000000000 -0400
+++ linux-2.6-x86/arch/x86/kernel/alternative.c	2008-03-10 10:50:38.000000000 -0400
@@ -511,7 +511,7 @@
 	BUG_ON(len > sizeof(long));
 	BUG_ON((((long)addr + len - 1) & ~(sizeof(long) - 1))
 		- ((long)addr & ~(sizeof(long) - 1)));
-	{
+	if (kernel_text_address((unsigned long)addr)) {
 		struct page *pages[2] = { virt_to_page(addr),
 			virt_to_page(addr + PAGE_SIZE) };
 		if (!pages[1])
@@ -522,6 +522,13 @@
 		memcpy(&vaddr[(unsigned long)addr & ~PAGE_MASK], opcode, len);
 		local_irq_restore(flags);
 		vunmap(vaddr);
+	} else {
+		/*
+		 * modules are in vmalloc'ed memory, always writable.
+		 */
+		local_irq_save(flags);
+		memcpy(addr, opcode, len);
+		local_irq_restore(flags);
 	}
 	sync_core();
 	/* Could also do a CLFLUSH here to speed up CPU recovery; but

-- 
Mathieu Desnoyers
Computer Engineering Ph.D. Student, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal
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