On 13 March 2018 at 17:13, Alexander Sverdlin
<alexander.sverd...@nokia.com> wrote:
> Hello Ard,
>
> On 13/03/18 17:12, Ard Biesheuvel wrote:
>>>  u32 get_module_plt(struct module *mod, unsigned long loc, Elf32_Addr val)
>>>  {
>>>         struct mod_plt_sec *pltsec = !in_init(mod, loc) ? &mod->arch.core :
>>>                                                           &mod->arch.init;
>>> +       struct plt_entries *plt;
>>> +       int idx;
>>>
>>> -       struct plt_entries *plt = (struct plt_entries 
>>> *)pltsec->plt->sh_addr;
>                                                            ^^^^^^^^^^^ (*)
>
>>> -       int idx = 0;
>>> +       /* cache the address, ELF header is available only during module 
>>> load */
>>> +       if (!pltsec->plt_ent)
>>> +               pltsec->plt_ent = (struct plt_entries 
>>> *)pltsec->plt->sh_addr;
>>> +       plt = pltsec->plt_ent;
>>> +
>> Where is plt_ent ever used?
>
> Above is exactly the place it's used.
> I need to cache it because after the module load is finished the ELF header 
> is freed,
> pltsec->plt pointer (*) is not valid any more.
> With the above modification it's possible to call the function during the 
> whole life
> time of the module.
>

Right, ok. That's a problem.

This means that you are relying on get_module_plt() being called at
least once at module load time, which is not guaranteed.

Instead, you should set this member (and perhaps the entire prealloc
routine) in a module_finalize() implementation.

>>> +       if (!pltsec->plt_count)
>>> +               prealloc_fixed(pltsec, plt);
>
> I'll prepare v5 based on your other comments.
>
> --
> Best regards,
> Alexander Sverdlin.

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