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From: Matthias Maennich <maennich@google.com>
To: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Cc: kernel-team@android.com, maennich@google.com, arnd@arndb.de,
	gregkh@linuxfoundation.org, jeyu@kernel.org,
	joel@joelfernandes.org, lucas.de.marchi@gmail.com,
	maco@android.com, sspatil@google.com, will@kernel.org,
	yamada.masahiro@socionext.com, linux-kbuild@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-modules@vger.kernel.org, linux-usb@vger.kernel.org,
	usb-storage@lists.one-eyed-alien.net
Subject: [PATCH v5 00/11] Symbol Namespaces
Date: Fri,  6 Sep 2019 11:32:24 +0100
Message-ID: <20190906103235.197072-1-maennich@google.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20180716122125.175792-1-maco@android.com>

As of Linux 5.3-rc7, there are 31207 [1] exported symbols in the kernel.
That is a growth of roughly 1000 symbols since 4.17 (30206 [2]). There
seems to be some consensus amongst kernel devs that the export surface
is too large, and hard to reason about.

Generally, these symbols fall in one of these categories:
1) Symbols actually meant for drivers
2) Symbols that are only exported because functionality is split over
   multiple modules, yet they really shouldn't be used by modules outside
   of their own subsystem
3) Symbols really only meant for in-tree use

When module developers try to upstream their code, it regularly turns
out that they are using exported symbols that they really shouldn't be
using. This problem is even bigger for drivers that are currently
out-of-tree, which may be using many symbols that they shouldn't be
using, and that break when those symbols are removed or modified.

This patch allows subsystem maintainers to partition their exported
symbols into separate namespaces, and module authors to import such
namespaces only when needed.

This allows subsystem maintainers to more easily limit availability of
these namespaced symbols to other parts of the kernel. It can also be
used to partition the set of exported symbols for documentation
purposes; for example, a set of symbols that is really only used for
debugging could be in a "SUBSYSTEM_DEBUG" namespace.

I continued the work mainly done by Martijn Coenen.

Changes in v2:
- Rather than adding and evaluating separate sections __knsimport_NS,
  use modinfo tags to declare the namespaces a module introduces.
  Adjust modpost and the module loader accordingly.
- Also add support for reading multiple modinfo values for the same tag
  to allow list-like access to modinfo tags.
- The macros in export.h have been cleaned up to avoid redundancy in the
  macro parameters (ns, nspost, nspost2).
- The introduction of relative references in the ksymtab entries caused
  a rework of the macros to accommodate that configuration as well.
- Alignment of kernel_symbol in the ksymtab needed to be fixed to allow
  growing the kernel_symbol struct.
- Modpost does now also append the namespace suffix to the symbol
  entries in Module.symvers.
- The configuration option MODULE_ALLOW_MISSING_NAMESPACE_IMPORTS allows
  relaxing the enforcement of properly declared namespace imports at
  module loading time.
- Symbols can be collectively exported into a namespace by defining
  DEFAULT_SYMBOL_NAMESPACE in the corresponding Makefile.
- The requirement for a very recent coccinelle spatch has been lifted by
  simplifying the script.
- nsdeps does now ensures MODULE_IMPORT_NS statements are sorted when
  patching the module source files.
- Some minor bugs have been addressed in nsdeps to allow it to work with
  modules that have more than one source file.
- The RFC for the usb-storage symbols has been simplified by using
  DEFAULT_SYMBOL_NAMESPACE=USB_STORAGE rather than explicitly exporting
  each and every symbol into that new namespace.

Changes in v3:
- Reword the documentation for the
  MODULE_ALLOW_MISSING_NAMESPACE_IMPORTS option for clarification.
- Fix printed required version of spatch in coccinelle script.
- Adopt kbuild changes for modpost: .mod files are no longer generated
  in .tmp_versions. Similarely, generate the .ns_deps files in the tree
  along with the .mod files. Also, nsdeps now uses modules.order as
  source for the list modules to consider.
- Add an RFC patch to introduce the namespace WATCHDOG_CORE for symbols
  exported in watchdog_core.c.

Changes in v4:
- scripts/nsdeps:
  - exit on first error
  - support out-of-tree builds O=...
- scripts/export_report.pl: update for new Module.symvers format
- scripts/mod/modpost: make the namespace a separate field when
  exporting to Module.symvers (rather than symbol.NS)
- include/linux/export.h: fixed style nits
- kernel/module.c: ensure namespaces are imported before taking a
  reference to the owner module
- Documentation: document the Symbol Namespace feature and update
  references to Module.symvers and EXPORT_SYMBOL*

Changes in v5:
- Makefile: let 'nsdeps' depend on 'modules' to allow
  `make clean; make nsdeps` to work
- scripts/nsdeps: drop 'exit on first error' again as it just makes more
  problems than it solves
- drop the watchdog RFC patch for now

This patch series was developed against v5.3-rc7.

[1] git grep "^EXPORT_SYMBOL\w*(" v5.3-rc7 | wc -l
[2] git grep "^EXPORT_SYMBOL\w*(" v4.17    | wc -l

Cc: arnd@arndb.de
Cc: gregkh@linuxfoundation.org
Cc: jeyu@kernel.org
Cc: joel@joelfernandes.org
Cc: lucas.de.marchi@gmail.com
Cc: maco@android.com
Cc: sspatil@google.com
Cc: will@kernel.org
Cc: yamada.masahiro@socionext.com
Cc: linux-kbuild@vger.kernel.org
Cc: linux-modules@vger.kernel.org
Cc: linux-usb@vger.kernel.org
Cc: usb-storage@lists.one-eyed-alien.net
Cc: kernel-team@android.com

Matthias Maennich (11):
  module: support reading multiple values per modinfo tag
  export: explicitly align struct kernel_symbol
  module: add support for symbol namespaces.
  modpost: add support for symbol namespaces
  module: add config option MODULE_ALLOW_MISSING_NAMESPACE_IMPORTS
  export: allow definition default namespaces in Makefiles or sources
  modpost: add support for generating namespace dependencies
  scripts: Coccinelle script for namespace dependencies.
  docs: Add documentation for Symbol Namespaces
  usb-storage: remove single-use define for debugging
  usb-storage: export symbols in USB_STORAGE namespace

 .gitignore                                  |   1 +
 Documentation/kbuild/modules.rst            |   7 +-
 Documentation/kbuild/namespaces.rst         | 154 ++++++++++++++++++++
 Documentation/kernel-hacking/hacking.rst    |  18 +++
 MAINTAINERS                                 |   5 +
 Makefile                                    |  14 +-
 arch/m68k/include/asm/export.h              |   1 -
 drivers/usb/storage/Makefile                |   2 +
 drivers/usb/storage/alauda.c                |   1 +
 drivers/usb/storage/cypress_atacb.c         |   1 +
 drivers/usb/storage/datafab.c               |   1 +
 drivers/usb/storage/debug.h                 |   2 -
 drivers/usb/storage/ene_ub6250.c            |   1 +
 drivers/usb/storage/freecom.c               |   1 +
 drivers/usb/storage/isd200.c                |   1 +
 drivers/usb/storage/jumpshot.c              |   1 +
 drivers/usb/storage/karma.c                 |   1 +
 drivers/usb/storage/onetouch.c              |   1 +
 drivers/usb/storage/realtek_cr.c            |   1 +
 drivers/usb/storage/scsiglue.c              |   2 +-
 drivers/usb/storage/sddr09.c                |   1 +
 drivers/usb/storage/sddr55.c                |   1 +
 drivers/usb/storage/shuttle_usbat.c         |   1 +
 drivers/usb/storage/uas.c                   |   1 +
 include/asm-generic/export.h                |  14 +-
 include/linux/export.h                      |  98 +++++++++++--
 include/linux/module.h                      |   2 +
 init/Kconfig                                |  13 ++
 kernel/module.c                             |  67 ++++++++-
 scripts/Makefile.modpost                    |   4 +-
 scripts/coccinelle/misc/add_namespace.cocci |  23 +++
 scripts/export_report.pl                    |   2 +-
 scripts/mod/modpost.c                       | 150 ++++++++++++++++---
 scripts/mod/modpost.h                       |   9 ++
 scripts/nsdeps                              |  58 ++++++++
 35 files changed, 608 insertions(+), 52 deletions(-)
 create mode 100644 Documentation/kbuild/namespaces.rst
 create mode 100644 scripts/coccinelle/misc/add_namespace.cocci
 create mode 100644 scripts/nsdeps

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     [not found] <20180716122125.175792-1-maco@android.com>
     [not found] ` <20180716122125.175792-3-maco@android.com>
     [not found]   ` <CAB0TPYEOVHcFGFLTjVvk7R0VSgSnXZRi1PjSYXONJSjqd4NewQ@mail.gmail.com>
     [not found]     ` <20180725155507.umb5oatduquxwlmt@linux-8ccs>
2018-07-25 16:48       ` [PATCH 2/6] module: add support for symbol namespaces Lucas De Marchi
2018-07-26  7:44         ` Martijn Coenen
2019-08-13 12:16 ` [PATCH v2 0/10] Symbol namespaces - RFC Matthias Maennich
2019-08-13 12:16   ` [PATCH v2 01/10] module: support reading multiple values per modinfo tag Matthias Maennich
2019-08-13 12:40     ` Greg KH
2019-08-13 12:16   ` [PATCH v2 02/10] export: explicitly align struct kernel_symbol Matthias Maennich
2019-08-13 12:41     ` Greg KH
2019-08-13 12:17   ` [PATCH v2 03/10] module: add support for symbol namespaces Matthias Maennich
2019-08-13 15:26     ` Greg KH
2019-08-13 12:17   ` [PATCH v2 04/10] modpost: " Matthias Maennich
2019-08-13 15:27     ` Greg KH
2019-08-13 12:17   ` [PATCH v2 05/10] module: add config option MODULE_ALLOW_MISSING_NAMESPACE_IMPORTS Matthias Maennich
2019-08-13 18:17     ` Greg KH
2019-08-13 20:15     ` Saravana Kannan
2019-08-14 12:54       ` Matthias Maennich
2019-08-14 17:34         ` Saravana Kannan
2019-08-13 12:17   ` [PATCH v2 06/10] export: allow definition default namespaces in Makefiles or sources Matthias Maennich
2019-08-13 18:16     ` Greg KH
2019-08-13 18:16     ` Greg KH
2019-08-13 12:17   ` [PATCH v2 07/10] modpost: add support for generating namespace dependencies Matthias Maennich
2019-08-13 18:21     ` Greg KH
2019-08-13 12:17   ` [PATCH v2 08/10] scripts: Coccinelle script for " Matthias Maennich
2019-08-13 12:31     ` Julia Lawall
2019-08-13 12:44     ` Greg KH
2019-08-14  6:36     ` [Cocci] " Himanshu Jha
2019-08-14  8:03       ` Matthias Maennich
2019-08-14 12:00     ` [v2 " Markus Elfring
2019-08-15 13:50     ` Markus Elfring
2019-08-22  9:18       ` Matthias Maennich
2019-08-22 11:00         ` Markus Elfring
2019-08-13 12:17   ` [PATCH v2 09/10] usb-storage: remove single-use define for debugging Matthias Maennich
2019-08-13 12:42     ` Greg KH
2019-08-13 13:12       ` Greg KH
2019-08-13 12:17   ` [PATCH v2 10/10] RFC: usb-storage: export symbols in USB_STORAGE namespace Matthias Maennich
2019-08-13 12:45     ` Greg KH
2019-08-13 12:47     ` Greg KH
2019-08-13 15:02       ` Matthias Maennich
     [not found]   ` <20190821114955.12788-1-maennich@google.com>
2019-08-21 11:49     ` [PATCH v3 01/11] module: support reading multiple values per modinfo tag Matthias Maennich
2019-08-21 11:49     ` [PATCH v3 02/11] export: explicitly align struct kernel_symbol Matthias Maennich
2019-08-21 11:49     ` [PATCH v3 03/11] module: add support for symbol namespaces Matthias Maennich
2019-08-27 15:37       ` Jessica Yu
2019-08-27 16:04         ` Matthias Maennich
2019-08-21 11:49     ` [PATCH v3 04/11] modpost: " Matthias Maennich
2019-08-26 16:21       ` Jessica Yu
2019-08-27 14:41         ` Matthias Maennich
2019-08-28  9:43           ` Jessica Yu
2019-08-28  9:55             ` Matthias Maennich
2019-08-28 10:16               ` Jessica Yu
2019-08-21 11:49     ` [PATCH v3 05/11] module: add config option MODULE_ALLOW_MISSING_NAMESPACE_IMPORTS Matthias Maennich
2019-08-21 11:49     ` [PATCH v3 06/11] export: allow definition default namespaces in Makefiles or sources Matthias Maennich
2019-08-28 10:49       ` Jessica Yu
2019-08-28 10:56         ` Matthias Maennich
2019-08-21 11:49     ` [PATCH v3 07/11] modpost: add support for generating namespace dependencies Matthias Maennich
2019-08-21 11:49     ` [PATCH v3 08/11] scripts: Coccinelle script for " Matthias Maennich
2019-08-22  6:09       ` [v3 " Markus Elfring
2019-08-29 12:13       ` [PATCH v3 " Jessica Yu
2019-08-21 11:49     ` [PATCH v3 09/11] usb-storage: remove single-use define for debugging Matthias Maennich
2019-08-21 12:37       ` Greg KH
2019-08-21 13:21       ` Thomas Gleixner
2019-08-21 13:32         ` Greg KH
2019-08-21 11:49     ` [PATCH v3 10/11] RFC: usb-storage: export symbols in USB_STORAGE namespace Matthias Maennich
2019-08-21 12:38       ` Greg KH
2019-08-21 14:36         ` Jessica Yu
2019-08-21 23:13       ` Christoph Hellwig
2019-08-22  8:32         ` Matthias Maennich
2019-09-03 15:06 ` [PATCH v4 00/12] Symbol Namespaces Matthias Maennich
2019-09-03 15:06   ` [PATCH v4 01/12] module: support reading multiple values per modinfo tag Matthias Maennich
2019-09-03 15:06   ` [PATCH v4 02/12] export: explicitly align struct kernel_symbol Matthias Maennich
2019-09-03 15:06   ` [PATCH v4 03/12] module: add support for symbol namespaces Matthias Maennich
2019-09-03 15:06   ` [PATCH v4 04/12] modpost: " Matthias Maennich
2019-09-03 15:06   ` [PATCH v4 05/12] module: add config option MODULE_ALLOW_MISSING_NAMESPACE_IMPORTS Matthias Maennich
2019-09-03 15:06   ` [PATCH v4 06/12] export: allow definition default namespaces in Makefiles or sources Matthias Maennich
2019-09-03 15:06   ` [PATCH v4 07/12] modpost: add support for generating namespace dependencies Matthias Maennich
2019-09-03 15:06   ` [PATCH v4 08/12] scripts: Coccinelle script for " Matthias Maennich
2019-09-04  9:53     ` Masahiro Yamada
2019-09-05 14:46       ` Matthias Maennich
2019-09-03 15:06   ` [PATCH v4 09/12] docs: Add documentation for Symbol Namespaces Matthias Maennich
2019-09-04  7:16     ` Greg KH
2019-09-03 15:06   ` [PATCH v4 10/12] usb-storage: remove single-use define for debugging Matthias Maennich
2019-09-03 15:06   ` [PATCH v4 11/12] RFC: usb-storage: export symbols in USB_STORAGE namespace Matthias Maennich
2019-09-03 15:06   ` [PATCH v4 12/12] RFC: watchdog: export core symbols in WATCHDOG_CORE namespace Matthias Maennich
2019-09-03 16:10     ` Guenter Roeck
2019-09-04  8:45       ` Masahiro Yamada
2019-09-04 12:12         ` Guenter Roeck
2019-09-04 16:16           ` [usb-storage] " Matthew Dharm
2019-09-05 10:41             ` Jessica Yu
2019-09-05 10:52               ` Arnd Bergmann
2019-09-05 11:16                 ` Jessica Yu
2019-09-05 11:25                   ` Masahiro Yamada
2019-09-05 12:00                     ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2019-09-05 11:25               ` Matthias Maennich
2019-09-04  9:37   ` [PATCH v4 00/12] Symbol Namespaces Masahiro Yamada
2019-09-06 10:32 ` Matthias Maennich [this message]
2019-09-06 10:32   ` [PATCH v5 01/11] module: support reading multiple values per modinfo tag Matthias Maennich
2019-09-06 10:32   ` [PATCH v5 02/11] export: explicitly align struct kernel_symbol Matthias Maennich
2019-09-06 10:32   ` [PATCH v5 03/11] module: add support for symbol namespaces Matthias Maennich
2019-09-06 10:32   ` [PATCH v5 04/11] modpost: " Matthias Maennich
2019-09-06 10:32   ` [PATCH v5 05/11] module: add config option MODULE_ALLOW_MISSING_NAMESPACE_IMPORTS Matthias Maennich
2019-09-06 10:32   ` [PATCH v5 06/11] export: allow definition default namespaces in Makefiles or sources Matthias Maennich
2019-09-06 10:32   ` [PATCH v5 07/11] modpost: add support for generating namespace dependencies Matthias Maennich
2019-09-06 10:32   ` [PATCH v5 08/11] scripts: Coccinelle script for " Matthias Maennich
2019-09-06 10:32   ` [PATCH v5 09/11] docs: Add documentation for Symbol Namespaces Matthias Maennich
2019-09-06 10:32   ` [PATCH v5 10/11] usb-storage: remove single-use define for debugging Matthias Maennich
2019-09-06 12:59     ` Jessica Yu
2019-09-06 13:22       ` Greg KH
2019-09-06 10:32   ` [PATCH v5 11/11] usb-storage: export symbols in USB_STORAGE namespace Matthias Maennich
2019-09-09  8:35   ` [PATCH v5 00/11] Symbol Namespaces Jessica Yu

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