[PATCH v6 02/24] x86/jump_label: Use text_poke_early() during early init

nadav.amit at gmail.com nadav.amit at gmail.com
Fri Apr 26 23:22:41 UTC 2019

From: Nadav Amit <namit at vmware.com>

There is no apparent reason not to use text_poke_early() during
early-init, since no patching of code that might be on the stack is done
and only a single core is running.

This is required for the next patches that would set a temporary mm for
text poking, and this mm is only initialized after some static-keys are

Cc: Andy Lutomirski <luto at kernel.org>
Cc: Kees Cook <keescook at chromium.org>
Cc: Dave Hansen <dave.hansen at intel.com>
Cc: Masami Hiramatsu <mhiramat at kernel.org>
Acked-by: Peter Zijlstra (Intel) <peterz at infradead.org>
Signed-off-by: Nadav Amit <namit at vmware.com>
Signed-off-by: Rick Edgecombe <rick.p.edgecombe at intel.com>
 arch/x86/kernel/jump_label.c | 7 ++++++-
 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/jump_label.c b/arch/x86/kernel/jump_label.c
index f99bd26bd3f1..e7d8c636b228 100644
--- a/arch/x86/kernel/jump_label.c
+++ b/arch/x86/kernel/jump_label.c
@@ -50,7 +50,12 @@ static void __ref __jump_label_transform(struct jump_entry *entry,
 	jmp.offset = jump_entry_target(entry) -
 		     (jump_entry_code(entry) + JUMP_LABEL_NOP_SIZE);
-	if (early_boot_irqs_disabled)
+	/*
+	 * As long as only a single processor is running and the code is still
+	 * not marked as RO, text_poke_early() can be used; Checking that
+	 * system_state is SYSTEM_BOOTING guarantees it.
+	 */
+	if (system_state == SYSTEM_BOOTING)
 		poker = text_poke_early;
 	if (type == JUMP_LABEL_JMP) {

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