Re: [PATCH v10] module: replace module_layout with module_memory

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On Mon, Feb 06 2023 at 16:28, Song Liu wrote:
> module_layout manages different types of memory (text, data, rodata, etc.)
> in one allocation, which is problematic for some reasons:
> 1. It is hard to enable CONFIG_STRICT_MODULE_RWX.
> 2. It is hard to use huge pages in modules (and not break strict rwx).
> 3. Many archs uses module_layout for arch-specific data, but it is not
>    obvious how these data are used (are they RO, RX, or RW?)
> Improve the scenario by replacing 2 (or 3) module_layout per module with
> up to 7 module_memory per module:
>         MOD_TEXT,
>         MOD_DATA,
>         MOD_RODATA,
>         MOD_RO_AFTER_INIT,
>         MOD_INIT_TEXT,
>         MOD_INIT_DATA,
>         MOD_INIT_RODATA,
> and allocating them separately. This adds slightly more entries to
> mod_tree (from up to 3 entries per module, to up to 7 entries per
> module). However, this at most adds a small constant overhead to
> __module_address(), which is expected to be fast.
> Various archs use module_layout for different data. These data are put
> into different module_memory based on their location in module_layout.
> IOW, data that used to go with text is allocated with MOD_MEM_TYPE_TEXT;
> data that used to go with data is allocated with MOD_MEM_TYPE_DATA, etc.
> module_memory simplifies quite some of the module code. For example,
> ARCH_WANTS_MODULES_DATA_IN_VMALLOC is a lot cleaner, as it just uses a
> different allocator for the data. kernel/module/strict_rwx.c is also
> much cleaner with module_memory.
> Signed-off-by: Song Liu <song@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: Luis Chamberlain <mcgrof@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: Guenter Roeck <linux@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: Christophe Leroy <christophe.leroy@xxxxxxxxxx>

With the comment update folded in:

Reviewed-by: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

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