Re: [BUG 4.2-rc8] Interrupt occurs while apply_alternatives() is patching the handler

From: Thomas Gleixner
Date: Fri Sep 04 2015 - 09:38:08 EST

On Fri, 4 Sep 2015, Borislav Petkov wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 03, 2015 at 12:41:47PM +0200, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
> > Nah. I rather put the local_irq_save into optimize_nops(). All other
> > callers of add_nops() are operating on a buffer and use text_poke
> > after that. Aside of that optimize_nops() is missing a sync_core().
> Whoops.
> > Updated patch below.
> Looks good, thanks.
> Hrrm, maybe optimize_nops() should work on a buffer and do
> text_poke_early() too at the end, so that it doesn't differ from all the
> other paths changing kernel text. So as to stuff like that doesn't get
> missed next time I'm touching it.
> But with your way we don't need the additional buffer. I guess your
> solution is better resource-wise.

I pondered the buffer/text_poke variant, but that's too much of a
hassle for a fix supposed to go to stable.

Resourcewise you could use the buffer which is available in
apply_alternatives anyway.


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