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SubjectRe: [PATCH v13 05/12] livepatch: Refuse to unload only livepatches available during a forced transition
On Thu, Oct 18, 2018 at 02:09:47PM +0200, Petr Mladek wrote:
> On Wed 2018-10-17 13:35:19, Josh Poimboeuf wrote:
> > I'm having trouble parsing the subject. How about:
> >
> > Allow unloading of patches added after using 'force'
>
> ok
>
> > > --- a/kernel/livepatch/core.c
> > > +++ b/kernel/livepatch/core.c
> > > @@ -45,7 +45,8 @@
> > > */
> > > DEFINE_MUTEX(klp_mutex);
> > >
> > > -static LIST_HEAD(klp_patches);
> > > +/* Registered patches */
> > > +LIST_HEAD(klp_patches);
> >
> > Instead of making this non-static, can we just move
> > klp_force_transition() to core.c? It's nice to have all the list
> > management code encapsulated in the same file.
>
> Come on! We need it just to iterate over a list of available
> livepatches. The logic used to manage this list is trivial.
> klp_force_transition() itself is more complicated and it
> logically fits into transitions.c.
>
> I do not want to fight over this. If you resist, I'll move it.
> I just wanted to share my view.

I don't feel strongly about it. It's just unfortunate that klp_patches
is no longer static.

--
Josh

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