Re: [RFC][PATCH] treewide: Move set_memory_* functions away from cacheflush.h

From: Will Deacon
Date: Wed Feb 08 2017 - 04:40:54 EST

On Tue, Feb 07, 2017 at 01:25:53PM -0800, Kees Cook wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 7, 2017 at 1:10 PM, Laura Abbott <labbott@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > The set_memory_* APIs came out of a desire to have a better way to
> > change memory attributes. Many of these attributes were linked to cache
> > functionality so the prototypes were put in cacheflush.h. These days,
> > the APIs have grown and have a much wider use than just cache APIs. To
> > support this growth, split off set_memory_* and friends into a separate
> > header file to avoid growing cacheflush.h for APIs that have nothing to
> > do with caches.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Laura Abbott <labbott@xxxxxxxxxx>
> > ---
> > This came out of a comment Russell made while reviewing RODATA test cases
> >
> > While the final result of that series was the rodata code was refactored into
> > its own header file, the set_memory_* APIs are still out of place.
> Yeah, this is a nice clean up to start on.
> > This is a simple attempt at moving all the API stubs to their own file.
> > Another idea I had was throwing set_memory_{x,nx,ro,rw} in an asm-generic
> > file since those are commonly used for module setting across all arches.
> It seems like asm-generic would be cleaner, yes? Only a few archs have
> anything "special" happening in the resulting header files.

I'd also prefer the asm-generic approach if it makes the arch part a simple
addition to asm/Kbuild.