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Subject[PATCH v10 00/11] Generate modules.builtin.alias from match ids
Generate modules.builtin.alias from match ids

This patch series (v10) generates `modules.builtin.alias` during modpost.
The goal is for tools like USBGuard to leverage not only modules.aliases
but also `modules.builtin.aliases` to associate devices with the modules
that may be bound before deciding to authorize a device or not. This is
particularly useful in cases when new devices of a particular type
shouldn't be allowed part of the time like for lock screens.

Also included in this series are added documentation, style fixes and
fixes for build breakages for built-in modules that relied on
MODULE_DEVICE_TABLE being a no-op. Some of these were typos in
device table name that do not need aliases and one ifdef-ed out the
device table.


Generate modules.builtin.alias from match ids

This series (v10) removes the `cc:stable` commit tags since the fixes
only are needed going forward. It also includes documentation updates
and unifies the MODULE_DEVICE_TABLE macro for both the builtin and
module case.

Additionally, rather than fixing the typo-ed device table names the
commits were updated to drop the broken MODULE_DEVICE_TABLE
invocations, since they belong to device types that would not benefit
from the intended purpose of `modules.builtin.alias`.

Note, cover letters were first added in v5.

RFC (broken patch):
v1 (missing v1 label):
v2 (missing v2 label):
v10: This version

Patch series status

This series should be close to ready.


Thanks to Greg Kroah-Hartman, Christophe Leroy, Luis Chamberlain and the
other Linux maintainers for being patient with me as I have worked
through learning the kernel workflow to get this series into a more
presentable state.

Thanks to Luis Chamberlain for raising the alternative of using kmod to
address the primary motivation of the patch series.

Thanks to Dmitry Torokhov and Benson Leung for feedback on the
USB authorization documentation for the driver API.

Also, thanks to Intel's kernel test robot <> for catching
issues that showed up with different kernel configurations.

Allen Webb (11):
rockchip-mailbox: Remove unneeded MODULE_DEVICE_TABLE
scsi/BusLogic: Always include device id table
stmpe-spi: Fix MODULE_DEVICE_TABLE entries
module.h: MODULE_DEVICE_TABLE for built-in modules
modpost: Track module name for built-in modules
modpost: Add -b option for emitting built-in aliases
file2alias.c: Implement builtin.alias generation
build: Add modules.builtin.alias
Documentation: Include modules.builtin.alias
Documentation: Update writing_usb_driver for built-in modules
Documentation: add USB authorization document to driver-api

.gitignore | 1 +
.../driver-api/usb/authorization.rst | 71 ++++++++++++++
Documentation/driver-api/usb/index.rst | 1 +
.../driver-api/usb/writing_usb_driver.rst | 3 +
Documentation/kbuild/kbuild.rst | 7 ++
Makefile | 1 +
drivers/mailbox/rockchip-mailbox.c | 1 -
drivers/mfd/stmpe-spi.c | 1 -
drivers/scsi/BusLogic.c | 2 -
include/linux/module.h | 36 ++++++--
scripts/Makefile.modpost | 15 +++
scripts/mod/file2alias.c | 92 ++++++++++++++-----
scripts/mod/modpost.c | 30 +++++-
scripts/mod/modpost.h | 2 +
14 files changed, 229 insertions(+), 34 deletions(-)
create mode 100644 Documentation/driver-api/usb/authorization.rst


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