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Subject[PATCH v4 0/2] ARM: Implement MODULE_PLT support in FTRACE
FTRACE's function tracer currently doesn't always work on ARM with
MODULE_PLT option enabled. If the module is loaded too far, FTRACE's
code modifier cannot cope with introduced veneers and turns the
function tracer off globally.

ARM64 already has a solution for the problem, refer to the following

arm64: ftrace: emit ftrace-mod.o contents through code
arm64: module-plts: factor out PLT generation code for ftrace
arm64: ftrace: fix !CONFIG_ARM64_MODULE_PLTS kernels
arm64: ftrace: fix building without CONFIG_MODULES
arm64: ftrace: add support for far branches to dynamic ftrace
arm64: ftrace: don't validate branch via PLT in ftrace_make_nop()

But the presented ARM variant has just a half of the footprint in terms of
the changed LoCs. It also retains the code validation-before-modification
instead of switching it off.

* Fixed build without CONFIG_FUNCTION_TRACER
* Reorganized pre-allocated PLTs handling in get_module_plt(),
now compiler eliminates the whole FTRACE-related handling code
if ARRAY_SIZE(fixed_plts) == 0
* Only extend struct dyn_arch_ftrace when ARM_MODULE_PLTS is enabled
* As suggested by Steven Rostedt, refrain from tree-wide API modification,
save module pointer in struct dyn_arch_ftrace instead (PowerPC way)

Alexander Sverdlin (2):
ARM: PLT: Move struct plt_entries definition to header
ARM: ftrace: Add MODULE_PLTS support

arch/arm/include/asm/ftrace.h | 3 +++
arch/arm/include/asm/module.h | 10 +++++++
arch/arm/kernel/ftrace.c | 62 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-------
arch/arm/kernel/module-plts.c | 52 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++--------
4 files changed, 107 insertions(+), 20 deletions(-)


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