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Subject[PATCH v2 0/5] firmware: add SmPL grammar to avoid issues
The firmware API has had some issues a while ago, some of this is
not well documented, and its still hard to grasp. This documents
some of these issues, adds SmPL grammar rules to enable us to hunt
for issues, and annotations to help us with our effort to finally
compartamentalize that pesky usermode helper.

Previously this was just one patch, the grammar rule to help
find request firmware API users on init or probe, this series
extends that effort with usermode helper grammar rules, and some
annotations and documentation on the firmware_class driver to
avoid further issues. Documenting the usermode helper and making
it clear why we cannot remove it is important for analysis for
the next series which adds the new flexible sysdata firmware API.

This series depends on the coccicheck series which enables
annotations on coccinelle patches to require a specific
version of coccinelle [0], as such coordination with Michal is
in order. This series is also further extended next with the new sydata
API, the full set of changes is available on my linux-next tree [1].

Perhaps now a good time to discuss -- if 0-day should enable the rule
scripts/coccinelle/api/request_firmware-usermode.cocci to be called on
every 0-day iteration, it runs rather fast and it should help police
against avoiding futher explicit users of the usermode helper.


Luis R. Rodriguez (5):
MAINTAINERS: extend firmware_class maintainer list
firmware: annotate thou shalt not request fw on init or probe
firmware: update usermode helper docs and add SmPL report
firmware: add usermode helper DECLARE_FW_LOADER_USER() annotation
firmware: fix fw cache to avoid usermode helper on suspend

Documentation/firmware_class/README | 59 +++++++++-
drivers/base/Kconfig | 2 +-
drivers/base/firmware_class.c | 2 +-
drivers/firmware/dell_rbu.c | 1 +
drivers/leds/leds-lp55xx-common.c | 1 +
include/linux/firmware.h | 7 ++
.../request_firmware-avoid-init-probe-init.cocci | 130 +++++++++++++++++++++
.../coccinelle/api/request_firmware-usermode.cocci | 44 +++++++
9 files changed, 240 insertions(+), 7 deletions(-)
create mode 100644 scripts/coccinelle/api/request_firmware-avoid-init-probe-init.cocci
create mode 100644 scripts/coccinelle/api/request_firmware-usermode.cocci


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