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-rw-r--r--Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt4
-rw-r--r--init/main.c27
-rw-r--r--kernel/debug/kdb/kdb_bp.c4
3 files changed, 28 insertions, 7 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt b/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt
index 9a53c929f017..000336733a6a 100644
--- a/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt
+++ b/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt
@@ -3491,6 +3491,10 @@ bytes respectively. Such letter suffixes can also be entirely omitted.
ro [KNL] Mount root device read-only on boot
+ rodata= [KNL]
+ on Mark read-only kernel memory as read-only (default).
+ off Leave read-only kernel memory writable for debugging.
+
root= [KNL] Root filesystem
See name_to_dev_t comment in init/do_mounts.c.
diff --git a/init/main.c b/init/main.c
index 58c9e374704b..928a3438f7ac 100644
--- a/init/main.c
+++ b/init/main.c
@@ -93,9 +93,6 @@ static int kernel_init(void *);
extern void init_IRQ(void);
extern void fork_init(void);
extern void radix_tree_init(void);
-#ifndef CONFIG_DEBUG_RODATA
-static inline void mark_rodata_ro(void) { }
-#endif
/*
* Debug helper: via this flag we know that we are in 'early bootup code'
@@ -929,6 +926,28 @@ static int try_to_run_init_process(const char *init_filename)
static noinline void __init kernel_init_freeable(void);
+#ifdef CONFIG_DEBUG_RODATA
+static bool rodata_enabled = true;
+static int __init set_debug_rodata(char *str)
+{
+ return strtobool(str, &rodata_enabled);
+}
+__setup("rodata=", set_debug_rodata);
+
+static void mark_readonly(void)
+{
+ if (rodata_enabled)
+ mark_rodata_ro();
+ else
+ pr_info("Kernel memory protection disabled.\n");
+}
+#else
+static inline void mark_readonly(void)
+{
+ pr_warn("This architecture does not have kernel memory protection.\n");
+}
+#endif
+
static int __ref kernel_init(void *unused)
{
int ret;
@@ -937,7 +956,7 @@ static int __ref kernel_init(void *unused)
/* need to finish all async __init code before freeing the memory */
async_synchronize_full();
free_initmem();
- mark_rodata_ro();
+ mark_readonly();
system_state = SYSTEM_RUNNING;
numa_default_policy();
diff --git a/kernel/debug/kdb/kdb_bp.c b/kernel/debug/kdb/kdb_bp.c
index e1dbf4a2c69e..90ff129c88a2 100644
--- a/kernel/debug/kdb/kdb_bp.c
+++ b/kernel/debug/kdb/kdb_bp.c
@@ -153,13 +153,11 @@ static int _kdb_bp_install(struct pt_regs *regs, kdb_bp_t *bp)
} else {
kdb_printf("%s: failed to set breakpoint at 0x%lx\n",
__func__, bp->bp_addr);
-#ifdef CONFIG_DEBUG_RODATA
if (!bp->bp_type) {
kdb_printf("Software breakpoints are unavailable.\n"
- " Change the kernel CONFIG_DEBUG_RODATA=n\n"
+ " Boot the kernel with rodata=off\n"
" OR use hw breaks: help bph\n");
}
-#endif
return 1;
}
return 0;

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