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Subject[PATCH] xen: unexport __init-annotated xen_xlate_map_ballooned_pages()
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EXPORT_SYMBOL and __init is a bad combination because the .init.text
section is freed up after the initialization. Hence, modules cannot
use symbols annotated __init. The access to a freed symbol may end up
with kernel panic.

modpost used to detect it, but it has been broken for a decade.

Recently, I fixed modpost so it started to warn it again, then this
showed up in linux-next builds.

There are two ways to fix it:

- Remove __init
- Remove EXPORT_SYMBOL

I chose the latter for this case because none of the in-tree call-sites
(arch/arm/xen/enlighten.c, arch/x86/xen/grant-table.c) is compiled as
modular.

Fixes: 243848fc018c ("xen/grant-table: Move xlated_setup_gnttab_pages to common place")
Reported-by: Stephen Rothwell <sfr@canb.auug.org.au>
Signed-off-by: Masahiro Yamada <masahiroy@kernel.org>
---

drivers/xen/xlate_mmu.c | 1 -
1 file changed, 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/xen/xlate_mmu.c b/drivers/xen/xlate_mmu.c
index 34742c6e189e..f17c4c03db30 100644
--- a/drivers/xen/xlate_mmu.c
+++ b/drivers/xen/xlate_mmu.c
@@ -261,7 +261,6 @@ int __init xen_xlate_map_ballooned_pages(xen_pfn_t **gfns, void **virt,

return 0;
}
-EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(xen_xlate_map_ballooned_pages);

struct remap_pfn {
struct mm_struct *mm;
--
2.32.0
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