[v7,14/14] module: Prevent module removal racing with text_poke()
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Message ID 20181205013408.47725-15-namit@vmware.com
State New
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  • x86/alternative: text_poke() enhancements
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Nadav Amit Dec. 5, 2018, 1:34 a.m. UTC
It seems dangerous to allow code modifications to take place
concurrently with module unloading. So take the text_mutex while the
memory of the module is freed.

Signed-off-by: Nadav Amit <namit@vmware.com>
---
 kernel/module.c | 5 +++++
 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+)

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Peter Zijlstra Dec. 6, 2018, 10:01 a.m. UTC | #1
On Tue, Dec 04, 2018 at 05:34:08PM -0800, Nadav Amit wrote:
> It seems dangerous to allow code modifications to take place
> concurrently with module unloading. So take the text_mutex while the
> memory of the module is freed.

Fun detail, only x86 seems to actually take text_mutex while poking
text.

> Signed-off-by: Nadav Amit <namit@vmware.com>
> ---
>  kernel/module.c | 5 +++++
>  1 file changed, 5 insertions(+)
> 
> diff --git a/kernel/module.c b/kernel/module.c
> index 57c5b23746e7..b45754961143 100644
> --- a/kernel/module.c
> +++ b/kernel/module.c
> @@ -64,6 +64,7 @@
>  #include <linux/bsearch.h>
>  #include <linux/dynamic_debug.h>
>  #include <linux/audit.h>
> +#include <linux/memory.h>
>  #include <uapi/linux/module.h>
>  #include "module-internal.h"
>  
> @@ -2181,6 +2182,9 @@ static void free_module(struct module *mod)
>  	synchronize_sched();
>  	mutex_unlock(&module_mutex);
>  
> +	/* Protect against patching of the module while it is being removed */
> +	mutex_lock(&text_mutex);
> +
>  	/* This may be empty, but that's OK */
>  	module_restore_mappings(&mod->init_layout);
>  	module_arch_freeing_init(mod);
> @@ -2194,6 +2198,7 @@ static void free_module(struct module *mod)
>  	/* Finally, free the core (containing the module structure) */
>  	module_restore_mappings(&mod->core_layout);
>  	module_memfree(mod->core_layout.base);
> +	mutex_unlock(&text_mutex);
>  }
>  
>  void *__symbol_get(const char *symbol)
> -- 
> 2.17.1
>

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diff --git a/kernel/module.c b/kernel/module.c
index 57c5b23746e7..b45754961143 100644
--- a/kernel/module.c
+++ b/kernel/module.c
@@ -64,6 +64,7 @@ 
 #include <linux/bsearch.h>
 #include <linux/dynamic_debug.h>
 #include <linux/audit.h>
+#include <linux/memory.h>
 #include <uapi/linux/module.h>
 #include "module-internal.h"
 
@@ -2181,6 +2182,9 @@  static void free_module(struct module *mod)
 	synchronize_sched();
 	mutex_unlock(&module_mutex);
 
+	/* Protect against patching of the module while it is being removed */
+	mutex_lock(&text_mutex);
+
 	/* This may be empty, but that's OK */
 	module_restore_mappings(&mod->init_layout);
 	module_arch_freeing_init(mod);
@@ -2194,6 +2198,7 @@  static void free_module(struct module *mod)
 	/* Finally, free the core (containing the module structure) */
 	module_restore_mappings(&mod->core_layout);
 	module_memfree(mod->core_layout.base);
+	mutex_unlock(&text_mutex);
 }
 
 void *__symbol_get(const char *symbol)