Re: [PATCH v2 0/7] MODULE_LICENSE removals, first tranche

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[+cc PCI folks, who got the patches but not this cover letter, and
participants from the v1 posting]

On Thu, Feb 16, 2023 at 03:24:03PM +0000, Nick Alcock wrote:
> This series, based on current modules-next, is part of a treewide cleanup
> suggested by Luis Chamberlain, to remove the LICENSE_MODULE usage from
> files/objects that are not tristate.  Due to recent changes to kbuild, these
> uses are now problematic.  See the commit logs for more details.
> (The commit log prefixes and Cc lists are automatically determined using
> the script mentioned below.  I've eyeballed them, and they seem reasonable:
> my apologies if they are not.)
> This is a small initial tranche to see if the general approach is valid:
> larger tranches can follow if desired and if these patches seem OK.
> I'll be sending a second 24-patch tranche in a few hours if this
> one meets with general approval.
> (In total, there are 121 patches in this series.)
> Differences from v1:
>  - just remove MODULE_LICENSE, don't comment it out
>  - Cc: paid maintainers as well as unpaid ones
>  - improvements to the prefix determination code (notable in
>    PCI: versatile in particular)
> The series at a whole can be found here:
> module-license
> The patch splitter (not for upstreaming!) used to prepare these
> commits can be found here:
> mass-split
> Cc: Luis Chamberlain <mcgrof@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: linux-modules@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Cc: linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Nick Alcock (7):
>   kbuild, PCI: versatile: remove MODULE_LICENSE in non-modules
>   kbuild, PCI: mobiveil: remove MODULE_LICENSE in non-modules
>   kbuild, PCI: tegra: remove MODULE_LICENSE in non-modules
>   kbuild, PCI: endpoint: remove MODULE_LICENSE in non-modules
>   kbuild, PCI: hip: remove MODULE_LICENSE in non-modules
>   kbuild, shpchp: remove MODULE_LICENSE in non-modules
>   kbuild, PCI: dwc: remove MODULE_LICENSE in non-modules
>  drivers/pci/controller/dwc/pcie-histb.c              | 1 -
>  drivers/pci/controller/mobiveil/pcie-mobiveil-plat.c | 1 -
>  drivers/pci/controller/pci-tegra.c                   | 1 -
>  drivers/pci/controller/pci-versatile.c               | 1 -
>  drivers/pci/controller/pcie-hisi-error.c             | 1 -
>  drivers/pci/endpoint/pci-ep-cfs.c                    | 1 -
>  drivers/pci/endpoint/pci-epc-core.c                  | 1 -
>  drivers/pci/endpoint/pci-epc-mem.c                   | 1 -
>  drivers/pci/endpoint/pci-epf-core.c                  | 1 -
>  drivers/pci/hotplug/shpchp_core.c                    | 1 -
>  10 files changed, 10 deletions(-)

I squashed these and applied to pci/kbuild for v6.3, thanks!

I added examples from the v1 posting to the commit log; let me know if
I got anything wrong:

commit 84cee45bafcb ("PCI: Remove MODULE_LICENSE so boolean drivers don't look like modules")
Author: Nick Alcock <nick.alcock@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date:   Thu Feb 16 15:24:04 2023 +0000

    PCI: Remove MODULE_LICENSE so boolean drivers don't look like modules
    Since 8b41fc4454e3 ("kbuild: create modules.builtin without
    Makefile.modbuiltin or tristate.conf"), MODULE_LICENSE declarations are
    used to identify modules. As a consequence, MODULE_LICENSE in non-modules
    causes modprobe to misidentify the object file as a module when it is not,
    and modprobe might succeed rather than failing with a suitable error
    For tristate modules that can be either built-in or loaded at runtime,
    modprobe succeeds in both cases:
      # modprobe ext4
      [exit status zero if CONFIG_EXT4_FS=y or =m]
    For boolean modules like the Standard Hot Plug Controller driver (shpchp)
    that cannot be loaded at runtime, modprobe should always fail like this:
      # modprobe shpchp
      modprobe: FATAL: Module shpchp not found in directory /lib/modules/...
      [exit status non-zero regardless of CONFIG_HOTPLUG_PCI_SHPC]
    but prior to this commit, shpchp_core.c contained MODULE_LICENSE, so
    "modprobe shpchp" silently succeeded when it should have failed.
    Remove MODULE_LICENSE in files that cannot be built as modules.
    [bhelgaas: commit log, squash]
    Suggested-by: Luis Chamberlain <mcgrof@xxxxxxxxxx>
    Signed-off-by: Nick Alcock <nick.alcock@xxxxxxxxxx>
    Signed-off-by: Bjorn Helgaas <bhelgaas@xxxxxxxxxx>
    Cc: Luis Chamberlain <mcgrof@xxxxxxxxxx>
    Cc: Hitomi Hasegawa <hasegawa-hitomi@xxxxxxxxxxx>
    Cc: Rob Herring <robh@xxxxxxxxxx>
    Cc: Lorenzo Pieralisi <lpieralisi@xxxxxxxxxx>

diff --git a/drivers/pci/controller/dwc/pcie-histb.c b/drivers/pci/controller/dwc/pcie-histb.c
index 43c27812dd6d..927ae05dc920 100644
--- a/drivers/pci/controller/dwc/pcie-histb.c
+++ b/drivers/pci/controller/dwc/pcie-histb.c
@@ -450,4 +450,3 @@ static struct platform_driver histb_pcie_platform_driver = {
 MODULE_DESCRIPTION("HiSilicon STB PCIe host controller driver");
diff --git a/drivers/pci/controller/mobiveil/pcie-mobiveil-plat.c b/drivers/pci/controller/mobiveil/pcie-mobiveil-plat.c
index f6fcd95c2bf5..c5bb87ff6d9a 100644
--- a/drivers/pci/controller/mobiveil/pcie-mobiveil-plat.c
+++ b/drivers/pci/controller/mobiveil/pcie-mobiveil-plat.c
@@ -56,6 +56,5 @@ static struct platform_driver mobiveil_pcie_driver = {
 MODULE_DESCRIPTION("Mobiveil PCIe host controller driver");
 MODULE_AUTHOR("Subrahmanya Lingappa <l.subrahmanya@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>");
diff --git a/drivers/pci/controller/pci-tegra.c b/drivers/pci/controller/pci-tegra.c
index 929f9363e94b..5bb05564d6f8 100644
--- a/drivers/pci/controller/pci-tegra.c
+++ b/drivers/pci/controller/pci-tegra.c
@@ -2814,4 +2814,3 @@ static struct platform_driver tegra_pcie_driver = {
 	.remove = tegra_pcie_remove,
diff --git a/drivers/pci/controller/pci-versatile.c b/drivers/pci/controller/pci-versatile.c
index 7991d334e0f1..e9a6758fe2c1 100644
--- a/drivers/pci/controller/pci-versatile.c
+++ b/drivers/pci/controller/pci-versatile.c
@@ -169,4 +169,3 @@ static struct platform_driver versatile_pci_driver = {
 MODULE_DESCRIPTION("Versatile PCI driver");
diff --git a/drivers/pci/controller/pcie-hisi-error.c b/drivers/pci/controller/pcie-hisi-error.c
index 7959c9c8d2bc..7d88eb696b06 100644
--- a/drivers/pci/controller/pcie-hisi-error.c
+++ b/drivers/pci/controller/pcie-hisi-error.c
@@ -324,4 +324,3 @@ static struct platform_driver hisi_pcie_error_handler_driver = {
 MODULE_DESCRIPTION("HiSilicon HIP PCIe controller error handling driver");
diff --git a/drivers/pci/endpoint/pci-ep-cfs.c b/drivers/pci/endpoint/pci-ep-cfs.c
index d4850bdd837f..4b8ac0ac84d5 100644
--- a/drivers/pci/endpoint/pci-ep-cfs.c
+++ b/drivers/pci/endpoint/pci-ep-cfs.c
@@ -728,4 +728,3 @@ module_exit(pci_ep_cfs_exit);
 MODULE_AUTHOR("Kishon Vijay Abraham I <kishon@xxxxxx>");
diff --git a/drivers/pci/endpoint/pci-epc-core.c b/drivers/pci/endpoint/pci-epc-core.c
index 2542196e8c3d..dd750ad29485 100644
--- a/drivers/pci/endpoint/pci-epc-core.c
+++ b/drivers/pci/endpoint/pci-epc-core.c
@@ -861,4 +861,3 @@ module_exit(pci_epc_exit);
 MODULE_AUTHOR("Kishon Vijay Abraham I <kishon@xxxxxx>");
diff --git a/drivers/pci/endpoint/pci-epc-mem.c b/drivers/pci/endpoint/pci-epc-mem.c
index a97b56a6d2db..7dcf6f480b82 100644
--- a/drivers/pci/endpoint/pci-epc-mem.c
+++ b/drivers/pci/endpoint/pci-epc-mem.c
@@ -260,4 +260,3 @@ EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(pci_epc_mem_free_addr);
 MODULE_DESCRIPTION("PCI EPC Address Space Management");
 MODULE_AUTHOR("Kishon Vijay Abraham I <kishon@xxxxxx>");
diff --git a/drivers/pci/endpoint/pci-epf-core.c b/drivers/pci/endpoint/pci-epf-core.c
index 9ed556936f48..2036e38be093 100644
--- a/drivers/pci/endpoint/pci-epf-core.c
+++ b/drivers/pci/endpoint/pci-epf-core.c
@@ -568,4 +568,3 @@ module_exit(pci_epf_exit);
 MODULE_AUTHOR("Kishon Vijay Abraham I <kishon@xxxxxx>");
diff --git a/drivers/pci/hotplug/shpchp_core.c b/drivers/pci/hotplug/shpchp_core.c
index 53692b048301..56c7795ed890 100644
--- a/drivers/pci/hotplug/shpchp_core.c
+++ b/drivers/pci/hotplug/shpchp_core.c
@@ -32,7 +32,6 @@ int shpchp_poll_time;
 module_param(shpchp_debug, bool, 0644);
 module_param(shpchp_poll_mode, bool, 0644);

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