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authorLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2021-02-23 10:15:33 -0800
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2021-02-23 10:15:33 -0800
commit21a6ab2131ab0644eeef70507e20273338bf065c (patch)
tree6161fed2e5a5e2341d736f85a5f8f0acb8c93e80 /init
parent74268693e0f751381688743a48e37cf63a45deef (diff)
parent1e80d9cb579ed7edd121753eeccce82ff82521b4 (diff)
Merge tag 'modules-for-v5.12' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/jeyu/linux
Pull module updates from Jessica Yu: - Retire EXPORT_UNUSED_SYMBOL() and EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL_FUTURE(). These export types were introduced between 2006 - 2008. All the of the unused symbols have been long 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 should be safe to retire those export types now (Christoph Hellwig) - Refactor and clean up some aged code cruft in the module loader (Christoph Hellwig) - Build {,module_}kallsyms_on_each_symbol only when livepatching is enabled, as it is the only caller (Christoph Hellwig) - Unexport find_module() and module_mutex and fix the last module callers to not rely on these anymore. Make module_mutex internal to the module loader (Christoph Hellwig) - Harden ELF checks on module load and validate ELF structures before checking the module signature (Frank van der Linden) - Fix undefined symbol warning for clang (Fangrui Song) - Fix smatch warning (Dan Carpenter) * tag 'modules-for-v5.12' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/jeyu/linux: module: potential uninitialized return in module_kallsyms_on_each_symbol() module: remove EXPORT_UNUSED_SYMBOL* module: remove EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL_FUTURE module: move struct symsearch to module.c module: pass struct find_symbol_args to find_symbol module: merge each_symbol_section into find_symbol module: remove each_symbol_in_section module: mark module_mutex static kallsyms: only build {,module_}kallsyms_on_each_symbol when required kallsyms: refactor {,module_}kallsyms_on_each_symbol module: use RCU to synchronize find_module module: unexport find_module and module_mutex drm: remove drm_fb_helper_modinit powerpc/powernv: remove get_cxl_module module: harden ELF info handling module: Ignore _GLOBAL_OFFSET_TABLE_ when warning for undefined symbols
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diff --git a/init/Kconfig b/init/Kconfig
index 57f859ea79b9..8a2c0e41f1bb 100644
--- a/init/Kconfig
+++ b/init/Kconfig
@@ -2272,25 +2272,8 @@ config MODULE_ALLOW_MISSING_NAMESPACE_IMPORTS
If unsure, say N.
- bool "Enable unused/obsolete exported symbols"
- default y if X86
- help
- Unused but exported symbols make the kernel needlessly bigger. For
- that reason most of these unused exports will soon be removed. This
- option is provided temporarily to provide a transition period in case
- some external kernel module needs one of these symbols anyway. If you
- encounter such a case in your module, consider if you are actually
- using the right API. (rationale: since nobody in the kernel is using
- this in a module, there is a pretty good chance it's actually the
- wrong interface to use). If you really need the symbol, please send a
- mail to the linux kernel mailing list mentioning the symbol and why
- you really need it, and what the merge plan to the mainline kernel for
- your module is.
bool "Trim unused exported kernel symbols"
- depends on !UNUSED_SYMBOLS
The kernel and some modules make many symbols available for
other modules to use via EXPORT_SYMBOL() and variants. Depending

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