[v4,06/12] export: allow definition default namespaces in Makefiles or sources
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Message ID 20190903150638.242049-7-maennich@google.com
State New
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  • Symbol Namespaces
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Matthias Maennich Sept. 3, 2019, 3:06 p.m. UTC
To avoid excessive usage of EXPORT_SYMBOL_NS(sym, MY_NAMESPACE), where
MY_NAMESPACE will always be the namespace we are exporting to, allow
exporting all definitions of EXPORT_SYMBOL() and friends by defining
DEFAULT_SYMBOL_NAMESPACE.

For example, to export all symbols defined in usb-common into the
namespace USB_COMMON, add a line like this to drivers/usb/common/Makefile:

  ccflags-y += -DDEFAULT_SYMBOL_NAMESPACE=USB_COMMON

That is equivalent to changing all EXPORT_SYMBOL(sym) definitions to
EXPORT_SYMBOL_NS(sym, USB_COMMON). Subsequently all symbol namespaces
functionality will apply.

Another way of making use of this feature is to define the namespace
within source or header files similar to how TRACE_SYSTEM defines are
used:
  #undef DEFAULT_SYMBOL_NAMESPACE
  #define DEFAULT_SYMBOL_NAMESPACE USB_COMMON

Please note that, as opposed to TRACE_SYSTEM, DEFAULT_SYMBOL_NAMESPACE
has to be defined before including include/linux/export.h.

If DEFAULT_SYMBOL_NAMESPACE is defined, a symbol can still be exported
to another namespace by using EXPORT_SYMBOL_NS() and friends with
explicitly specifying the namespace.

Suggested-by: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de>
Reviewed-by: Martijn Coenen <maco@android.com>
Reviewed-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Matthias Maennich <maennich@google.com>
---
 include/linux/export.h | 6 ++++++
 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+)

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diff --git a/include/linux/export.h b/include/linux/export.h
index d59461e71478..2c5468d8ea9a 100644
--- a/include/linux/export.h
+++ b/include/linux/export.h
@@ -166,6 +166,12 @@  struct kernel_symbol {
 #define __EXPORT_SYMBOL ___EXPORT_SYMBOL
 #endif
 
+#ifdef DEFAULT_SYMBOL_NAMESPACE
+#undef __EXPORT_SYMBOL
+#define __EXPORT_SYMBOL(sym, sec)				\
+	__EXPORT_SYMBOL_NS(sym, sec, DEFAULT_SYMBOL_NAMESPACE)
+#endif
+
 #define EXPORT_SYMBOL(sym) __EXPORT_SYMBOL(sym, "")
 #define EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(sym) __EXPORT_SYMBOL(sym, "_gpl")
 #define EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL_FUTURE(sym) __EXPORT_SYMBOL(sym, "_gpl_future")