[v4,05/12] module: add config option MODULE_ALLOW_MISSING_NAMESPACE_IMPORTS
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Message ID 20190903150638.242049-6-maennich@google.com
State New
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Matthias Maennich Sept. 3, 2019, 3:06 p.m. UTC
If MODULE_ALLOW_MISSING_NAMESPACE_IMPORTS is enabled (default=n), the
requirement for modules to import all namespaces that are used by
the module is relaxed.

Enabling this option effectively allows (invalid) modules to be loaded
while only a warning is emitted.

Disabling this option keeps the enforcement at module loading time and
loading is denied if the module's imports are not satisfactory.

Reviewed-by: Martijn Coenen <maco@android.com>
Reviewed-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Matthias Maennich <maennich@google.com>
---
 init/Kconfig    | 13 +++++++++++++
 kernel/module.c | 11 +++++++++--
 2 files changed, 22 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

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diff --git a/init/Kconfig b/init/Kconfig
index bd7d650d4a99..cc28561288a7 100644
--- a/init/Kconfig
+++ b/init/Kconfig
@@ -2119,6 +2119,19 @@  config MODULE_COMPRESS_XZ
 
 endchoice
 
+config MODULE_ALLOW_MISSING_NAMESPACE_IMPORTS
+	bool "Allow loading of modules with missing namespace imports"
+	help
+	  Symbols exported with EXPORT_SYMBOL_NS*() are considered exported in
+	  a namespace. A module that makes use of a symbol exported with such a
+	  namespace is required to import the namespace via MODULE_IMPORT_NS().
+	  There is no technical reason to enforce correct namespace imports,
+	  but it creates consistency between symbols defining namespaces and
+	  users importing namespaces they make use of. This option relaxes this
+	  requirement and lifts the enforcement when loading a module.
+
+	  If unsure, say N.
+
 config TRIM_UNUSED_KSYMS
 	bool "Trim unused exported kernel symbols"
 	depends on MODULES && !UNUSED_SYMBOLS
diff --git a/kernel/module.c b/kernel/module.c
index 6bb9b938f9c7..f76efcf2043e 100644
--- a/kernel/module.c
+++ b/kernel/module.c
@@ -1408,9 +1408,16 @@  static int verify_namespace_is_imported(const struct load_info *info,
 			imported_namespace = get_next_modinfo(
 				info, "import_ns", imported_namespace);
 		}
-		pr_err("%s: module uses symbol (%s) from namespace %s, but does not import it.\n",
-		       mod->name, kernel_symbol_name(sym), namespace);
+#ifdef CONFIG_MODULE_ALLOW_MISSING_NAMESPACE_IMPORTS
+		pr_warn(
+#else
+		pr_err(
+#endif
+			"%s: module uses symbol (%s) from namespace %s, but does not import it.\n",
+			mod->name, kernel_symbol_name(sym), namespace);
+#ifndef CONFIG_MODULE_ALLOW_MISSING_NAMESPACE_IMPORTS
 		return -EINVAL;
+#endif
 	}
 	return 0;
 }