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Re: kern/50430: syscall_disestablish() can remove active syscalls

On Mon, Nov 16, 2015 at 5:20 PM, Paul Goyette <> wrote:
> On Mon, 16 Nov 2015, Masao Uebayashi wrote:
>>> Sure, that sounds prudent. It is difficult to fix properly. One way to do
>>> this would be to mark all lwps that have used compat syscalls with a bit
>>> depending on the module they have used, and refuse to unload the module
>>> until the lwp is gone.
>>> - when load a module that has compat syscalls, assign to it a bit.
>>> - mark a flags field of all syscalls that were loaded with that module
>>>   with that bit.
>>> - or the lwp flags with the syscall flags on each syscall.
>>> - when it is time to unload check that no lwp has that bit in the flags
>>> set.
>>> - instead of keeping l_sysent, keep l_sysmodflags or something.
>> What happens if signal handler does longjmp(3) and interrupted syscall
>> never returns?
> Whether or not the interrupted syscall returns, as long as the lwp is
> still alive it will prevent the syscall from being disestablished.
> In effect, it is a "false positive" but it allows us to err on the side
> of caution.  I'd rather have the module remain loaded even if nothing is
> currently referencing its resources, rather than have it get unloaded
> and then the kernel crashes.

Ah.  That's simpler. :)

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