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authorSteven Rostedt <srostedt@redhat.com>2010-11-10 22:19:24 -0500
committerSteven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org>2010-11-10 22:19:24 -0500
commit13b9b6e746d753d43270a78dd39694912646b5d9 (patch)
treee7c4f657a21f7a94daa12b3880f1383ce27b58cf /kernel
parent034c6efa4616e5ff6253549e973e7fef12899324 (diff)
tracing: Fix module use of trace_bprintk()
On use of trace_printk() there's a macro that determines if the format is static or a variable. If it is static, it defaults to __trace_bprintk() otherwise it uses __trace_printk(). A while ago, Lai Jiangshan added __trace_bprintk(). In that patch, we discussed a way to allow modules to use it. The difference between __trace_bprintk() and __trace_printk() is that for faster processing, just the format and args are stored in the trace instead of running it through a sprintf function. In order to do this, the format used by the __trace_bprintk() had to be persistent. See commit 1ba28e02a18cbdbea123836f6c98efb09cbf59ec The problem comes with trace_bprintk() where the module is unloaded. The pointer left in the buffer is still pointing to the format. To solve this issue, the formats in the module were copied into kernel core. If the same format was used, they would use the same copy (to prevent memory leak). This all worked well until we tried to merge everything. At the time this was written, Lai Jiangshan, Frederic Weisbecker, Ingo Molnar and myself were all touching the same code. When this was merged, we lost the part of it that was in module.c. This kept out the copying of the formats and unloading the module could cause bad pointers left in the ring buffer. This patch adds back (with updates required for current kernel) the module code that sets up the necessary pointers. Cc: Lai Jiangshan <laijs@cn.fujitsu.com> Cc: Rusty Russell <rusty@rustcorp.com.au> Signed-off-by: Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'kernel')
1 files changed, 12 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/kernel/module.c b/kernel/module.c
index 437a74a7524a..d190664f25ff 100644
--- a/kernel/module.c
+++ b/kernel/module.c
@@ -2326,6 +2326,18 @@ static void find_module_sections(struct module *mod, struct load_info *info)
kmemleak_scan_area(mod->trace_events, sizeof(*mod->trace_events) *
mod->num_trace_events, GFP_KERNEL);
+ mod->trace_bprintk_fmt_start = section_objs(info, "__trace_printk_fmt",
+ sizeof(*mod->trace_bprintk_fmt_start),
+ &mod->num_trace_bprintk_fmt);
+ /*
+ * This section contains pointers to allocated objects in the trace
+ * code and not scanning it leads to false positives.
+ */
+ kmemleak_scan_area(mod->trace_bprintk_fmt_start,
+ sizeof(*mod->trace_bprintk_fmt_start) *
+ mod->num_trace_bprintk_fmt, GFP_KERNEL);
/* sechdrs[0].sh_size is always zero */
mod->ftrace_callsites = section_objs(info, "__mcount_loc",

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