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From: Jessica Yu <jeyu@kernel.org>
To: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>
Cc: Frederic Barrat <fbarrat@linux.ibm.com>,
	Andrew Donnellan <ajd@linux.ibm.com>,
	Maarten Lankhorst <maarten.lankhorst@linux.intel.com>,
	Maxime Ripard <mripard@kernel.org>,
	Thomas Zimmermann <tzimmermann@suse.de>,
	David Airlie <airlied@linux.ie>, Daniel Vetter <daniel@ffwll.ch>,
	Josh Poimboeuf <jpoimboe@redhat.com>,
	Jiri Kosina <jikos@kernel.org>, Miroslav Benes <mbenes@suse.cz>,
	Petr Mladek <pmladek@suse.com>,
	Joe Lawrence <joe.lawrence@redhat.com>,
	Masahiro Yamada <masahiroy@kernel.org>,
	Michal Marek <michal.lkml@markovi.net>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, linuxppc-dev@lists.ozlabs.org,
	dri-devel@lists.freedesktop.org, live-patching@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-kbuild@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: module loader dead code removal and cleanups v3
Date: Tue, 2 Feb 2021 15:37:04 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <YBljkDgMFcqKcH8H@gunter> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20210202121334.1361503-1-hch@lst.de>

+++ Christoph Hellwig [02/02/21 13:13 +0100]:
>Hi all,
>
>this series removes support for long term unused export types and
>cleans up various loose ends in the module loader.
>
>Changes since v2:
> - clean up klp_find_object_symbol a bit
> - remove the now unused module_assert_mutex helper
>
>Changes since v1:
> - move struct symsearch to module.c
> - rework drm to not call find_module at all
> - allow RCU-sched locking for find_module
> - keep find_module as a public API instead of module_loaded
> - update a few comments and commit logs

Thanks Christoph for cleaning up all that aged cruft, and thanks everyone
for the reviews.

I was curious about EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL_FUTURE and EXPORT_UNUSED_SYMBOL
variants, and found that most of that stuff was introduced between
2006 - 2008. All the of the unused symbols were removed and gpl future
symbols were converted to gpl quite a long time ago, and I don't
believe these export types have been used ever since. So I
think it's safe to retire those export types now.

The patchset looks good so far. After Miroslav's comments are
addressed, I'll wait an extra day or two in case there are more
comments before queueing them onto modules-next. I can take the first
two patches as well provided the acks are there (I think patch 2 is
missing Daniel Vetter's ack from v1 of the series, but I'll add that
back in).

Thanks,

Jessica

  parent reply	other threads:[~2021-02-02 14:40 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 31+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-02-02 12:13 Christoph Hellwig
2021-02-02 12:13 ` [PATCH 01/13] powerpc/powernv: remove get_cxl_module Christoph Hellwig
2021-02-04 10:44   ` Michael Ellerman
2021-02-02 12:13 ` [PATCH 02/13] drm: remove drm_fb_helper_modinit Christoph Hellwig
2021-02-02 12:13 ` [PATCH 03/13] module: unexport find_module and module_mutex Christoph Hellwig
2021-02-02 12:13 ` [PATCH 04/13] module: use RCU to synchronize find_module Christoph Hellwig
2021-02-02 12:13 ` [PATCH 05/13] kallsyms: refactor {,module_}kallsyms_on_each_symbol Christoph Hellwig
2021-02-03  8:58   ` Petr Mladek
2021-02-02 12:13 ` [PATCH 06/13] kallsyms: only build {,module_}kallsyms_on_each_symbol when required Christoph Hellwig
2021-02-02 14:03   ` Miroslav Benes
2021-02-02 12:13 ` [PATCH 07/13] module: mark module_mutex static Christoph Hellwig
2021-02-02 14:04   ` Miroslav Benes
2021-02-02 12:13 ` [PATCH 08/13] module: remove each_symbol_in_section Christoph Hellwig
2021-02-02 14:04   ` Miroslav Benes
2021-02-02 12:13 ` [PATCH 09/13] module: merge each_symbol_section into find_symbol Christoph Hellwig
2021-02-02 14:04   ` Miroslav Benes
2021-02-02 12:13 ` [PATCH 10/13] module: pass struct find_symbol_args to find_symbol Christoph Hellwig
2021-02-02 14:07   ` Miroslav Benes
2021-02-02 15:41     ` Christoph Hellwig
2021-02-03  9:04     ` Christoph Hellwig
2021-02-03  9:31       ` Miroslav Benes
2021-02-02 12:13 ` [PATCH 11/13] module: move struct symsearch to module.c Christoph Hellwig
2021-02-02 14:10   ` Miroslav Benes
2021-02-02 12:13 ` [PATCH 12/13] module: remove EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL_FUTURE Christoph Hellwig
2021-02-02 14:12   ` Miroslav Benes
2021-02-02 12:13 ` [PATCH 13/13] module: remove EXPORT_UNUSED_SYMBOL* Christoph Hellwig
2021-02-02 14:21   ` Miroslav Benes
2021-02-02 14:37 ` Jessica Yu [this message]
2021-02-02 15:23   ` module loader dead code removal and cleanups v3 Christoph Hellwig
2021-02-02 17:38   ` Emil Velikov
2021-02-08 11:36 ` Jessica Yu

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