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From: Miroslav Benes <mbenes@suse.cz>
To: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
Cc: Jessica Yu <jeyu@kernel.org>,
	Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org>,
	x86@kernel.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	mhiramat@kernel.org, bristot@redhat.com, jbaron@akamai.com,
	torvalds@linux-foundation.org, tglx@linutronix.de,
	mingo@kernel.org, namit@vmware.com, hpa@zytor.com,
	luto@kernel.org, ard.biesheuvel@linaro.org, jpoimboe@redhat.com,
	live-patching@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3 5/6] x86/ftrace: Use text_poke()
Date: Tue, 15 Oct 2019 16:13:41 +0200 (CEST)
Message-ID: <alpine.LSU.2.21.1910151611000.13169@pobox.suse.cz> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20191015135634.GK2328@hirez.programming.kicks-ass.net>

[ live-patching ML CCed ]

On Tue, 15 Oct 2019, Peter Zijlstra wrote:

> On Tue, Oct 15, 2019 at 03:07:40PM +0200, Jessica Yu wrote:
> 
> > > The fact that it is executable; also the fact that you do it right after
> > > we mark it ro. Flipping the memory protections back and forth is just
> > > really poor everything.
> > > 
> > > Once this ftrace thing is sorted, we'll change x86 to _refuse_ to make
> > > executable (kernel) memory writable.
> > 
> > Not sure if relevant, but just thought I'd clarify: IIRC,
> > klp_module_coming() is not poking the coming module, but it calls
> > module_enable_ro() on itself (the livepatch module) so it can apply
> > relocations and such on the new code, which lives inside the livepatch
> > module, and it needs to possibly do this numerous times over the
> > lifetime of the patch module for any coming module it is responsible
> > for patching (i.e., call module_enable_ro() on the patch module, not
> > necessarily the coming module). So I am not be sure why
> > klp_module_coming() should be moved before complete_formation(). I
> > hope I'm remembering the details correctly, livepatch folks feel free
> > to chime in if I'm incorrect here.
> 
> You mean it does module_disable_ro() ? That would be broken and it needs
> to be fixed. Can some livepatch person explain what it does and why?

Yes, it does. klp_module_coming() calls module_disable_ro() on all 
patching modules which patch the coming module in order to call 
apply_relocate_add(). New (patching) code for a module can be relocated 
only when the relevant module is loaded.

Miroslav

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2019-10-15 14:13                     ` Miroslav Benes [this message]
2019-10-15 15:06                       ` Joe Lawrence
2019-10-15 15:31                         ` Jessica Yu
2019-10-15 22:17                           ` Joe Lawrence
2019-10-15 22:27                             ` Steven Rostedt
2019-10-16  7:42                               ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-10-16 10:15                                 ` Miroslav Benes
2019-10-21 15:05                                 ` Josh Poimboeuf
2020-01-20 16:50                                   ` Josh Poimboeuf
2020-01-21  8:35                                     ` Miroslav Benes
2020-01-21 16:10                                       ` Josh Poimboeuf
2020-01-22 10:09                                         ` Miroslav Benes
2020-01-22 21:42                                           ` Josh Poimboeuf
2020-01-28  9:28                                             ` Miroslav Benes
2020-01-28 15:00                                               ` Josh Poimboeuf
2020-01-28 15:40                                                 ` Petr Mladek
2020-01-28 17:02                                                   ` Josh Poimboeuf
2020-01-29  0:46                                                     ` Jiri Kosina
2020-01-29  2:17                                                       ` Josh Poimboeuf
2020-01-29  3:14                                                         ` Jiri Kosina
2020-01-29 12:28                                                     ` Miroslav Benes
2020-01-29 15:59                                                       ` Josh Poimboeuf
2020-01-30  9:53                                                         ` Petr Mladek
2020-01-30 14:17                                                           ` Josh Poimboeuf
2020-01-31  7:17                                                             ` Petr Mladek
2020-01-22 12:15                                         ` Miroslav Benes
2020-01-22 15:05                                           ` Miroslav Benes
2020-01-22 22:03                                             ` Josh Poimboeuf
2020-01-23 10:19                                               ` Martin Jambor
2019-10-16  7:49                               ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-10-16 10:20                                 ` Miroslav Benes
2019-10-16 13:29                                   ` Miroslav Benes
2019-10-18 13:03                                     ` Jessica Yu
2019-10-18 13:40                                       ` Petr Mladek
2019-10-21 14:14                                         ` Jessica Yu
2019-10-21 15:31                                         ` Josh Poimboeuf
2019-10-22  8:27                                       ` Miroslav Benes
2019-10-22 14:31                                         ` Josh Poimboeuf
2019-10-23  9:04                                           ` Miroslav Benes
2019-10-16  6:51                         ` Miroslav Benes
2019-10-16  9:23                           ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-10-16  9:36                             ` Jessica Yu
2019-10-16  9:51                               ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-10-16 12:39                           ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-10-22  8:45                             ` Miroslav Benes

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