Re: [PATCH 3/3] Make jprobes a little safer for users

From: Michael Ellerman <michael_at_ellerman.id.au>
Date: 2007-06-26 12:06:46
On Mon, 2007-06-25 at 19:00 -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> On Tue, 26 Jun 2007 11:48:51 +1000 (EST) Michael Ellerman <michael@ellerman.id.au> wrote:
> 
> > I realise jprobes are a razor-blades-included type of interface, but
> > that doesn't mean we can't try and make them safer to use. This guy I
> > know once wrote code like this:
> > 
> > struct jprobe jp = { .kp.symbol_name = "foo", .entry = "jprobe_foo" };
> > 
> > And then his kernel exploded. Oops.
> > 
> > This patch adds an arch hook, arch_deref_entry_point() (I don't like it either)
> > which takes the void * in a struct jprobe, and gives back the text address
> > that it represents.
> > 
> > We can then use that in register_jprobe() to check that the entry point
> > we're passed is actually in the kernel text, rather than just some random
> > value.
> > 
> > Signed-off-by: Michael Ellerman <michael@ellerman.id.au>
> > ---
> >  arch/ia64/kernel/kprobes.c    |    7 ++++++-
> >  arch/powerpc/kernel/kprobes.c |   11 ++++++++---
> >  kernel/kprobes.c              |    9 +++++++++
> 
> We're missing a declaration of arch_deref_entry_point() in some header file?

Yeah I guess. It's declared weak in kernel/kprobes.c, but there should
be a definition somewhere to make sure the three versions don't get out
of sync. I'll send a patch.

cheers

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Michael Ellerman
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