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From: Joe Lawrence <>
To: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>,
	Jessica Yu <>
Cc: Christoph Hellwig <>,
	open list <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/7] modules: mark find_symbol static
Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2020 13:25:58 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On 7/29/20 12:24 PM, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 29, 2020 at 06:13:18PM +0200, Jessica Yu wrote:
>> +++ Christoph Hellwig [29/07/20 08:27 +0200]:
>>> find_symbol is only used in module.c.
>>> Signed-off-by: Christoph Hellwig <>
>> CCing the livepatching ML, as this may or may not impact its users.
>> AFAIK, the out-of-tree kpatch module had used find_symbol() in the
>> past, I am not sure what its current status is. I suspect all of its
>> functionality has been migrated to upstream livepatch already.
> We still have symbol_get(), which is what I thought they were using.

The deprecated (though still in the repo) kpatch.ko still references 
find_symbol(), but that module is no longer officially supported by the 

Jessica is correct that the functionality has been migrated upstream.

I don't see any references to symbol_get() either, so we're good on that 
front, too.


-- Joe

      parent reply	other threads:[~2020-07-29 17:26 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
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2020-07-29 16:13   ` [PATCH 2/7] modules: mark find_symbol static Jessica Yu
2020-07-29 16:24     ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2020-07-29 17:06       ` Christoph Hellwig
2020-07-29 17:25       ` Joe Lawrence [this message]

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