Commit d93f82b6 authored by Heiko Carstens's avatar Heiko Carstens Committed by Martin Schwidefsky
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[S390] maccess: add weak attribute to probe_kernel_write

probe_kernel_write() gets used to write to the kernel address space.
E.g. to patch the kernel (kgdb, ftrace, kprobes...). Some architectures
however enable write protection for the kernel text section, so that
writes to this region would fault.
This patch allows to specify an architecture specific version of
probe_kernel_write() which allows to handle and bypass write protection
of the text segment.
That way it is still possible to catch random writes to kernel text
and explicitly allow writes via this interface.
Signed-off-by: default avatarHeiko Carstens <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarMartin Schwidefsky <>
parent f3d0a0d9
......@@ -39,7 +39,7 @@ EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(probe_kernel_read);
* Safely write to address @dst from the buffer at @src. If a kernel fault
* happens, handle that and return -EFAULT.
long probe_kernel_write(void *dst, void *src, size_t size)
long notrace __weak probe_kernel_write(void *dst, void *src, size_t size)
long ret;
mm_segment_t old_fs = get_fs();
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