Re: Linux 2.4.1-ac15

From: Philipp Rumpf (
Date: Mon Feb 19 2001 - 11:48:28 EST

On Mon, 19 Feb 2001, Alan Cox wrote:
> > So you fixed the nonexistent race only. The real race is that the module
> Umm I fixed the small race. You are right that there is a second race.

There's just one race. The small race is nonexistent since
put_mod_name always acts as a memory barrier.

> > uninitialized vmalloc'd (module_map'd) memory), then the module data
> > (including the exception table) gets copied.
> > The race window is from the first copy_from_user in sys_init_module until
> > the second one.
> Yep. Obvious answer. Ignore exception tables for modules that are not

You can have exceptions while initializing. not

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