[PATCH v3 0/9] sections: Unify kernel sections range check and use

From: Kefeng Wang
Date: Sun Sep 26 2021 - 03:18:23 EST

There are three head files(kallsyms.h, kernel.h and sections.h) which
include the kernel sections range check, let's make some cleanup and
unify them.

1. cleanup arch specific text/data check and fix address boundary check
in kallsyms.h
2. make all the basic/core kernel range check function into sections.h
3. update all the callers, and use the helper in sections.h to simplify
the code

After this series, we have 5 APIs about kernel sections range check in

* is_kernel_rodata() --- already in sections.h
* is_kernel_core_data() --- come from core_kernel_data() in kernel.h
* is_kernel_inittext() --- come from kernel.h and kallsyms.h
* __is_kernel_text() --- add new internal helper
* __is_kernel() --- add new internal helper

Note: For the last two helpers, people should not use directly, consider to
use corresponding function in kallsyms.h.

- Add Steven's RB to patch2
- Introduce two internal helper, then use is_kernel_text() in core_kernel_text()
and is_kernel() in kernel_or_module_addr() suggested by Steven

- add ACK/RW to patch2, and drop inappropriate fix tag
- keep 'core' to check kernel data, suggestted by Steven Rostedt
<rostedt@xxxxxxxxxxx>, rename is_kernel_data() to is_kernel_core_data()
- drop patch8 which is merged
- drop patch9 which is resend independently


Cc: linuxppc-dev@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Cc: linux-arch@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Cc: bpf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Kefeng Wang (9):
kallsyms: Remove arch specific text and data check
kallsyms: Fix address-checks for kernel related range
sections: Move and rename core_kernel_data() to is_kernel_core_data()
sections: Move is_kernel_inittext() into sections.h
x86: mm: Rename __is_kernel_text() to is_x86_32_kernel_text()
sections: Provide internal __is_kernel() and __is_kernel_text() helper
mm: kasan: Use is_kernel() helper
extable: Use is_kernel_text() helper
powerpc/mm: Use is_kernel_text() and is_kernel_inittext() helper

arch/powerpc/mm/pgtable_32.c | 7 +---
arch/x86/kernel/unwind_orc.c | 2 +-
arch/x86/mm/init_32.c | 14 +++----
include/asm-generic/sections.h | 75 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++--------
include/linux/kallsyms.h | 13 +-----
include/linux/kernel.h | 2 -
kernel/extable.c | 33 ++-------------
kernel/locking/lockdep.c | 3 --
kernel/trace/ftrace.c | 2 +-
mm/kasan/report.c | 2 +-
net/sysctl_net.c | 2 +-
11 files changed, 75 insertions(+), 80 deletions(-)