Commit 218ce735 authored by Linus Torvalds's avatar Linus Torvalds
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Revert "module: drop the lock while waiting for module to complete initialization."

This reverts commit 480b02df

, since
Rafael reports that it causes occasional kernel paging request faults in

Dropping the module lock and re-taking it deep in the call-chain is
definitely not the right thing to do.  That just turns the mutex from a
lock into a "random non-locking data structure" that doesn't actually
protect what it's supposed to protect.
Requested-and-tested-by: default avatarRafael J. Wysocki <>
Cc: Rusty Russell <>
Cc: Brandon Philips <>
Cc: Andrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent ec96e2fe
......@@ -563,26 +563,33 @@ int use_module(struct module *a, struct module *b)
struct module_use *use;
int no_warn, err;
if (b == NULL || already_uses(a, b))
return 0;
if (b == NULL || already_uses(a, b)) return 1;
/* If we're interrupted or time out, we fail. */
err = strong_try_module_get(b);
if (wait_event_interruptible_timeout(
module_wq, (err = strong_try_module_get(b)) != -EBUSY,
30 * HZ) <= 0) {
printk("%s: gave up waiting for init of module %s.\n",
a->name, b->name);
return 0;
/* If strong_try_module_get() returned a different error, we fail. */
if (err)
return err;
return 0;
DEBUGP("Allocating new usage for %s.\n", a->name);
use = kmalloc(sizeof(*use), GFP_ATOMIC);
if (!use) {
printk("%s: out of memory loading\n", a->name);
return -ENOMEM;
return 0;
use->module_which_uses = a;
list_add(&use->list, &b->modules_which_use_me);
no_warn = sysfs_create_link(b->holders_dir, &a->mkobj.kobj, a->name);
return 0;
return 1;
......@@ -875,7 +882,7 @@ static inline void module_unload_free(struct module *mod)
int use_module(struct module *a, struct module *b)
return strong_try_module_get(b);
return strong_try_module_get(b) == 0;
......@@ -1046,39 +1053,17 @@ static const struct kernel_symbol *resolve_symbol(Elf_Shdr *sechdrs,
struct module *owner;
const struct kernel_symbol *sym;
const unsigned long *crc;
int err;
long timeleft = 30 * HZ;
sym = find_symbol(name, &owner, &crc,
!(mod->taints & (1 << TAINT_PROPRIETARY_MODULE)), true);
if (!sym)
return NULL;
if (!check_version(sechdrs, versindex, name, mod, crc, owner))
return NULL;
prepare_to_wait(&module_wq, &wait, TASK_INTERRUPTIBLE);
err = use_module(mod, owner);
if (likely(!err) || err != -EBUSY || signal_pending(current)) {
finish_wait(&module_wq, &wait);
return err ? NULL : sym;
/* Module is still loading. Drop lock and wait. */
timeleft = schedule_timeout(timeleft);
finish_wait(&module_wq, &wait);
/* Module might be gone entirely, or replaced. Re-lookup. */
if (timeleft)
goto again;
printk(KERN_WARNING "%s: gave up waiting for init of module %s.\n",
mod->name, owner->name);
return NULL;
/* use_module can fail due to OOM,
or module initialization or unloading */
if (sym) {
if (!check_version(sechdrs, versindex, name, mod, crc, owner)
|| !use_module(mod, owner))
sym = NULL;
return sym;
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