Re: livepatch: reuse module loader code to write relocations

From: Jiri Kosina
Date: Mon Mar 21 2016 - 17:16:33 EST

On Mon, 21 Mar 2016, Jessica Yu wrote:

> Yes, this is a concern and I'm not sure what the best way to fix it
> is. If both MODULE_NAME_LEN and KSYM_NAME_LEN were straight up
> constants, then I think Josh's stringify approach would have worked
> perfectly. However since MODULE_NAME_LEN translates to an expression
> (64 - sizeof(unsigned long)), which the preprocessor cannot evaluate,
> we will need another approach. Building the format strings at run time
> might be messier than we'd like. Alternatively we could just go the
> simple route and simply be a bit more aggressive on the upper bound
> for the format width; though the size of long varies on different
> architectures, afaik the max size it could ever be on any arch is 8
> bytes, so perhaps 64 - 8 = 56 (then - 1 to make room for \0) might be
> an appropriate field width. This would deserve a comment as well.

So how about actually modifying MAX_PARAM_PREFIX_LEN so
that it's actually properly evaluable at preprocessing time,
i.e. something along the lines of

diff --git a/include/linux/moduleparam.h b/include/linux/moduleparam.h
index 52666d9..954dae9 100644
--- a/include/linux/moduleparam.h
+++ b/include/linux/moduleparam.h
@@ -14,7 +14,7 @@

/* Chosen so that structs with an unsigned long line up. */
-#define MAX_PARAM_PREFIX_LEN (64 - sizeof(unsigned long))

#ifdef MODULE
#define __MODULE_INFO(tag, name, info) \

Jiri Kosina