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Subject[PATCH v2 0/5] module: Remove stop_machine from module unloading

Here is the second version of removing stop_machine() from
module unloading patchset.

Currently, each module unloading calls stop_machine()s 2 times.
One is for safely removing module from lists and one is to
check the reference counter. However, both are not necessary
for those purposes (required by current implementation).

First, we can use RCU for the list operation, we just need
a synchronize_rcu right before cleaning up.
Second, the reference counter can be checked atomically by
using atomic_t, instead of per-cpu module_ref.

In v2, the series updated as below;

- Fix to initialize return value in 1/5.
- Remove module LOCKUP code(v1 4/5).
- Split v1 5/5 into replacing module_ref with atomic_t and
removing stop_machine patches.
- Also, add BUG_ON and WARN_ON for the cases if the
reference counter becomes a negative value.

Thank you,


Masami Hiramatsu (5):
module: Wait for RCU synchronizing before releasing a module
module: Unlink module with RCU synchronizing instead of stop_machine
lib/bug: Use RCU list ops for module_bug_list
module: Replace module_ref with atomic_t refcnt
module: Remove stop_machine from module unloading

include/linux/module.h | 16 ------
include/trace/events/module.h | 2 -
kernel/module.c | 117 ++++++++++++++++-------------------------
lib/bug.c | 20 +++++--
4 files changed, 63 insertions(+), 92 deletions(-)

Software Platform Research Dpt. Linux Technology Center
Hitachi, Ltd., Yokohama Research Laboratory

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