Re: Removing entry trampoline and associated reversions

From: Adrian Hunter
Date: Tue Aug 28 2018 - 03:04:40 EST

On 27/08/18 19:42, Andy Lutomirski wrote:
> [gah -- accidentally hit send]
> On Mon, Aug 27, 2018 at 9:42 AM, Andy Lutomirski <luto@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Hi all-
>> We had an unfortunate conflict. Adrian did all the plumbing to get
>> entry_trampoline to play nicelyh with kcore and perf. Meanwhile, I
>> was working on getting rid of the entry trampoline. Adrian's code is
>> merged and mine is finally in good shape, and there's an obvious
>> conflict.
>> So I did a bunch of reverts, all but one of which were clean. The
>> series is here:

We are kind of stuck with the 'perf tools' changes as they are. That is
because CONFIG_KASAN changes the size of the cpu entry area, which means
that the kernel patches are still potentially useful for kernels from v4.15
to v4.19 incl., which in turn means we still need 'perf tools' support for them.

If we didn't want to support that, we still need the tools workaround that
hard-codes the trampoline addresses for v4.15 to v4.19. And possibly we
would need to ensure files (and copies of kcore) with trampoline
maps recorded, are still handled correctly.

>> and the messy revert is here:

Should be able to get rid of KCORE_REMAP and kcore_list.vaddr also.

> Is this the right approach?

You could leave the tools changes to me if you want.