[PATCH v7 00/11] kallsyms: Optimizes the performance of lookup symbols

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v6 --> v7:
1. Improve the performance of kallsyms_lookup_name() when CONFIG_LTO_CLANG=y
   To achieve this, restrict '.' to be at the beginning of a substring, not in
   the middle or end.
2. kallsyms_selftest.c adds support for CONFIG_LTO_CLANG=y.
3. Patches 4-6 are rearranged, centralize implementations of the same
   functionality in one patch, rather than split it based on whether it
   belongs to the tool or kernel.
4. Due to the impact of the following patches, some adaptations are made.
   aa221f2ea58655f kallsyms: take the input file instead of reading stdin
   73bbb94466fd3f8 kallsyms: support "big" kernel symbols
   dfb352ab1162f73 kallsyms: Drop CONFIG_CFI_CLANG workarounds

v5 --> v6:
1. Add patch 6/11, kallsyms: Add helper kallsyms_lookup_clang_name()
2. Update commit message of patch 9/11.

v4 --> v5:
1. In scripts/kallsyms.c, we use an extra field to hold type and eventually
   put it together with name in write_src().
2. Generate a new table kallsyms_best_token_table[], so that we compress a
   symbol in the kernel using a process similar to compress_symbol().
3. Remove helper sym_name(), and rename field 'sym[]' to 'name[]' in
4. Add helper __kallsyms_lookup_compressed_name() to avoid duplicate code in
   functions kallsyms_lookup_name() and kallsyms_on_each_match_symbol().
5. Add a new parameter "const char *modname" to module_kallsyms_on_each_symbol(),
   this makes the code logic clearer.
6. Delete the parameter 'struct module *' in the hook function associated with
   kallsyms_on_each_symbol(), it's unused now.

v3 --> v4:
1. Move the declaration of function kallsyms_sym_address() to linux/kallsyms.h,
   fix a build warning.

v2 --> v3:
1. Improve test cases, perform complete functional tests on functions
   kallsyms_lookup_name(), kallsyms_on_each_symbol() and
2. Add patch [PATCH v3 2/8] scripts/kallsyms: ensure that all possible
   combinations are compressed.
3. The symbol type is not compressed regardless of whether
   CONFIG_KALLSYMS_ALL is set or not. The memory overhead is increased
   by less than 20KiB if CONFIG_KALLSYMS_ALL=n.
4. Discard [PATCH v2 3/8] kallsyms: Adjust the types of some local variables

v1 --> v2:
Add self-test facility

Currently, to search for a symbol, we need to expand the symbols in
'kallsyms_names' one by one, and then use the expanded string for
comparison. This is very slow.

In fact, we can first compress the name being looked up and then use
it for comparison when traversing 'kallsyms_names'.

This patch series optimizes the performance of function kallsyms_lookup_name(),
and function klp_find_object_symbol() in the livepatch module. Based on the
test results, the performance overhead is reduced to 5%. That is, the
performance of these functions is improved by 20 times.

To avoid increasing the kernel size in non-debug mode, the optimization is only
for the case CONFIG_KALLSYMS_ALL=y.

Zhen Lei (11):
  scripts/kallsyms: rename build_initial_tok_table()
  scripts/kallsyms: don't compress symbol types
  scripts/kallsyms: remove helper sym_name() and cleanup
  kallsyms: Add helper kallsyms_compress_symbol_name()
  kallsyms: Improve the performance of kallsyms_lookup_name()
  kallsyms: Improve the performance of kallsyms_lookup_name() when
  kallsyms: Add helper kallsyms_on_each_match_symbol()
  livepatch: Use kallsyms_on_each_match_symbol() to improve performance
  livepatch: Improve the search performance of
  kallsyms: Delete an unused parameter related to
  kallsyms: Add self-test facility

 include/linux/kallsyms.h   |  12 +-
 include/linux/module.h     |   4 +-
 init/Kconfig               |  13 ++
 kernel/Makefile            |   1 +
 kernel/kallsyms.c          | 197 ++++++++++++++--
 kernel/kallsyms_internal.h |   1 +
 kernel/kallsyms_selftest.c | 464 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 kernel/livepatch/core.c    |  31 ++-
 kernel/module/kallsyms.c   |  15 +-
 kernel/trace/ftrace.c      |   3 +-
 scripts/kallsyms.c         | 161 ++++++++++---
 scripts/link-vmlinux.sh    |   4 +
 12 files changed, 837 insertions(+), 69 deletions(-)
 create mode 100644 kernel/kallsyms_selftest.c


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