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SubjectRe: [PATCH v7 5/7] livepatch: Support separate list for replaced patches.
On Tue, 6 Feb 2018, Petr Mladek wrote:

> From: Jason Baron <jbaron@akamai.com>
>
> We are going to add a feature called atomic replace. It will allow to
> create a patch that would replace all already registered patches.
>
> The replaced patches will stay registered because they are typically
> unregistered by some package uninstall scripts. But we will remove
> these patches from @klp_patches list to keep the enabled patch
> on the bottom of the stack. Otherwise, we would need to implement
> rather complex logic for moving the patches on the stack. Also
> it would complicate implementation of the atomic replace feature.
> It is not worth it.
>
> As a result, we will have patches that are registered but that
> are not longer usable. Let's get prepared for this and use
> a better descriptive name for klp_is_patch_registered() function.
>
> Also create separate list for the replaced patches and allow to
> unregister them. Alternative solution would be to add a flag
> into struct klp_patch. Note that patch->kobj.state_initialized
> is not safe because it can be cleared outside klp_mutex.
>
> This patch does not change the existing behavior.
>
> Signed-off-by: Jason Baron <jbaron@akamai.com>
> [pmladek@suse.com: Split and renamed klp_is_patch_usable()]
> Signed-off-by: Petr Mladek <pmladek@suse.com>
> Cc: Josh Poimboeuf <jpoimboe@redhat.com>
> Cc: Jessica Yu <jeyu@kernel.org>
> Cc: Jiri Kosina <jikos@kernel.org>
> Cc: Miroslav Benes <mbenes@suse.cz>
> ---
> kernel/livepatch/core.c | 30 ++++++++++++++++++++++++------
> 1 file changed, 24 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/kernel/livepatch/core.c b/kernel/livepatch/core.c
> index fccb603942f1..11632fe8716a 100644
> --- a/kernel/livepatch/core.c
> +++ b/kernel/livepatch/core.c
> @@ -47,6 +47,13 @@ DEFINE_MUTEX(klp_mutex);
>
> static LIST_HEAD(klp_patches);
>
> +/*
> + * List of 'replaced' patches that have been replaced by a patch that has the
> + * 'replace' bit set. When they are added to this list, they are disabled and
> + * can not be re-enabled, but they can be unregistered().
> + */
> +LIST_HEAD(klp_replaced_patches);

It should be static, I think. It is used only in kernel/livepatch/core.c.
And sparse complains about it.

With that fixed

Acked-by: Miroslav Benes <mbenes@suse.cz>

Miroslav

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