[ 3.5.y.z extended stable ] Patch "module: fix missing module_mutex unlock" has been added to staging queue

Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski herton.krzesinski at canonical.com
Mon Feb 4 21:47:02 UTC 2013

This is a note to let you know that I have just added a patch titled

    module: fix missing module_mutex unlock

to the linux-3.5.y-queue branch of the 3.5.y.z extended stable tree 
which can be found at:


If you, or anyone else, feels it should not be added to this tree, please 
reply to this email.

For more information about the 3.5.y.z tree, see



>From fdef195a4cc81c8a96507d7cc07a2c66645c504a Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Linus Torvalds <torvalds at linux-foundation.org>
Date: Sun, 20 Jan 2013 20:22:58 -0800
Subject: [PATCH] module: fix missing module_mutex unlock

commit ee61abb3223e28a1a14a8429c0319755d20d3e40 upstream.

Commit 1fb9341ac348 ("module: put modules in list much earlier") moved
some of the module initialization code around, and in the process
changed the exit paths too.  But for the duplicate export symbol error
case the change made the ddebug_cleanup path jump to after the module
mutex unlock, even though it happens with the mutex held.

Rusty has some patches to split this function up into some helper
functions, hopefully the mess of complex goto targets will go away

Reported-by: Dan Carpenter <dan.carpenter at oracle.com>
Cc: Rusty Russell <rusty at rustcorp.com.au>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds at linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski <herton.krzesinski at canonical.com>
 kernel/module.c |    2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/kernel/module.c b/kernel/module.c
index 19716ac..2ad732d1 100644
--- a/kernel/module.c
+++ b/kernel/module.c
@@ -3033,8 +3033,8 @@ again:
 	/* module_bug_cleanup needs module_mutex protection */
-	mutex_unlock(&module_mutex);
+	mutex_unlock(&module_mutex);

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