[PATCH net 0/4] net: bpfilter: fix two bugs in bpfilter
From: Taehee Yoo
Date: Sun Dec 30 2018 - 11:31:21 EST
This patches fix two bugs in the bpfilter_umh which are related in
The first patch adds an exit code for UMH process.
This provides an opportunity to cleanup members of the umh_info
to modules which use the UMH.
The second patch makes the bpfilter_umh use UMH cleanup callback.
The third patch adds re-start routine for the bpfilter_umh.
The bpfilter_umh does not re-start after error occurred.
because there is no re-start routine in the module.
The fourth patch ensures that the bpfilter.ko module will not removed while
it's being used.
The bpfilter.ko is not protected by locks or module reference counter.
Therefore that can be removed while module is being used.
In order to protect that, mutex is used.
The first and second patch are preparation patches for the third and
kill -9 <pid of the bpfilter_umh>
iptables -I FORWARD -m string --string ap --algo kmp &
iptables -F &
modprobe -rv bpfilter &
The TEST1 makes a failure of iptables command.
This is fixed by the third patch.
The TEST2 makes a panic because of a race condition in the bpfilter_umh
This is fixed by the fourth patch.
Taehee Yoo (4):
umh: add exit routine for UMH process
net: bpfilter: use cleanup callback to release umh_info
net: bpfilter: restart bpfilter_umh when error occurred
net: bpfilter: disallow to remove bpfilter module while being used
include/linux/bpfilter.h | 15 +++++--
include/linux/umh.h | 4 ++
kernel/exit.c | 1 +
kernel/umh.c | 27 ++++++++++++
net/bpfilter/bpfilter_kern.c | 72 +++++++++++++++++---------------
net/bpfilter/bpfilter_umh_blob.S | 2 +-
net/ipv4/bpfilter/sockopt.c | 59 +++++++++++++++++++++-----
7 files changed, 132 insertions(+), 48 deletions(-)