Re: [PATCH v2 2/4] modules: Add new special vfree flags

From: Nadav Amit
Date: Thu Dec 13 2018 - 14:27:53 EST

> On Dec 13, 2018, at 11:02 AM, Edgecombe, Rick P <rick.p.edgecombe@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Wed, 2018-12-12 at 23:40 +0000, Nadav Amit wrote:
>>> On Dec 11, 2018, at 4:03 PM, Rick Edgecombe <rick.p.edgecombe@xxxxxxxxx>
>>> wrote:
>>> Add new flags for handling freeing of special permissioned memory in
>>> vmalloc,
>>> and remove places where the handling was done in module.c.
>>> This will enable this flag for all architectures.
>>> Signed-off-by: Rick Edgecombe <rick.p.edgecombe@xxxxxxxxx>
>>> ---
>>> kernel/module.c | 43 ++++++++++++-------------------------------
>>> 1 file changed, 12 insertions(+), 31 deletions(-)
>> I count on you for merging your patch-set with mine, since clearly they
>> conflict.
> Yes, I can rebase on top of yours if you omit the changes around module_memfree
> for your next version. It should fit together pretty cleanly for BPF and modules
> I think. Not sure what you are planning for kprobes and ftrace.

Are you asking after looking at the latest version of my patch-set?

Kprobes is done and ack'd. ftrace needs to be broken into two separate
changes (setting x after writing, and using text_poke interfaces), unless
Steven ackâs them. The changes introduce some overhead (3x), but I think it
is a reasonable slowdown for a debug feature.

Can you have a look at the series Iâve sent and let me know which patches
to drop? It would be best (for me) if the two series are fully merged.